Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library Donation Guidelines

BOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, CDs, DVDs, etc. 

Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library gratefully accepts your donations of books and other items.  We also are very happy to receive a check or credit card cash donation.  We are an all-volunteer group and all of the donations received are used in support of the Bainbridge Public Library.

We accept:

  • Books and audiobooks
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Maps
  • Puzzles and games that are complete.

We cannot accept:

  • Cassette tapes
  • VHS tapes
  • Books that are damaged, i.e. broken spines, loose or torn pages, pages that have been written in or highlighted
  • Books that are moldy, dirty, damp, water damaged or infested with insects.
If you would not want it in your house because of condition or the age of the format, we cannot sell it.  We know it is difficult to throw a item away, but it can be done.

Receipts:

You can get a receipt for your donation at the Children's Desk.  Donations to the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library are tax-deductible.  The Friends of the Library is a non-profit. tax-exempt organization approved by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Friends of the Library are good stewards of your donations and squeeze all the value possible from your donation.  Here is the life of your donation:

It is sorted and scanned.  The most valuable are sold online. If its value is between $5 and $2, it goes through three sales before it goes to a subject section. If it is below that, it goes directly to its subject section. All items that cannot be sold at the Friends' book sales are rescanned and sold online or sent to a vendor that distributes or recycles them and we receive $.04/pound.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FRIENDS "OF THE LIBRARY

Secure Credit Card Donations
You can make a secure online credit-card donation by clicking on the "Donate" button below.  The credit card processing is done through PayPal, a proven and safe technology.  None of your credit card information is available to us.
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