Donations Policy

The library will accept item donations with the understanding that they will not necessarily be added to the library’s collection. The material will be judged by the same standards of selection as those applied to the purchase of new materials. If the materials are not suitable because of condition, out-dated knowledge or other factors, they will be discarded.

The library frequently receives from an individual or an organization the gift of a book, a group of books, or a sum of money for the purchase of books in memory of a family member, friend or co-worker. Library selection standards apply in these cases. A memorial gift plate is placed in these books. The library does not set aside a special section or shelf for gift or memorial books.

The library welcomes cash donations, gifts of real property, stocks and bonds. It is our custom to expend cash gifts on materials, equipment, or a project which is acceptable to a donor. Although there may be an occasion in which the restrictions set by the donor make it impossible for the library to accept the contribution. All donations are subject to the approval of the Director and the Library Board of Trustees.

Donations of art objects and other types of materials are welcomed. Final decision on acceptance lies with the Director and the Library Board of Trustees.

All donations are accepted with the understanding that it may someday be necessary they be sold or disposed of in the best interest of the library. The library cannot commit itself to perpetually housing a donation.
Gifts of local historical content must be given without restrictions or exclusions.