Shaw Public Library welcomes donations of all kinds.   We accept cash and check donations as well as direct purchases of items on our Amazon wishlist.   Monetary donations support the Library Program Fund that helps us to pay for events and programs.

Once a year we have a fundraiser to help raise money for items on our Wishlist.   Some examples of past purchases have included a new projector and new display shelves for the children’s room, among others.  A link to our current Wishlist is below:


 

Book Donations:

Donations are added to the Library’s collection if they meet the same standards as those required of purchased materials. Most donations are not added to the collection, but are sold by the Friends of the Library (Shaw Public Library Association) to fund special Library projects and services.  Material judged not suitable for the collection or for the book sale are discarded. The guidelines for donating materials are as follows:

We accept:

  • Hardcover and paperback books for children, teens and adults
  • Contemporary and classic fiction
  • Popular nonfiction such as cookbooks, biographies, history
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • DVD movies

We cannot accept:

  • Books in poor condition (stained, yellowed, moldy, torn, heavily written in/marked up)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Outdated reference books
  • Books discarded by other libraries
  • Abridged audio books
  • Audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • Music CDs
  • Large “coffee table” books

Donations must be delivered to the Library when we are open and may not be left outside the door or placed in our book drops.  If you have more than two boxes of books, please call ahead to make sure we can accommodate the donation. Due to space constraints, we may need to decline donations from time to time.