Donating Materials

All donated materials for the annual book sale may be added to the library's collection.  Those materials not added to the collection are placed in our book sale, donated to the Friends Foundation, or recycled.

 We will accept donations of,

  • New or slightly used books
  • DVDs
  • Vinyl records


The library WILL NOT accept,

  • Cassette tapes
  • Dictionaries
  • Legal or medical books
  • Magazines
  • Travel guides exceeding ten years of age
  • Pamphlet or spiral bound books
  • Reader’s Digest or Time Life condensed books
  • Sets of encyclopedias
  • Tech manuals
  • Textbooks 
  • VHS tapes


We also do not accept items that are not in good condition such as,

  • Books with yellowed, musty, water-damaged, moldy or mildewed pages
  • Books that are out of date
  • Materials in generally in poor condition


If you have any further questions about donating materials, please feel free to email us at or call 515-993-3512 BEFORE you bring your items to the library. Thank you.