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Book Donations

Do you have gently-used books, DVDs or CDs you want to get rid of? Turner Public Library welcomes gifts of materials with the understanding that upon receipt all such materials become property of the Library. No conditions may be imposed by the donor, relating to any material, after its receipt by the Library. The same criteria are used for gifts as are applied to potential Library purchases when considering for inclusion in the collection.


If the library already has those items in circulation we will take the donations for our on going book sale. You can purchase the donated materials at our library locations. The funds raised from the book donations go towards Library activities and events.


The condition of the donated materials received is very important. For the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff, we are unable to use items that have been damaged. This includes materials that have been wet, moldy, buggy, have a strong odor, chewed, burnt, or dirty. Please recycle these items yourself.

The following is a guide of items we will accept as well as what we are unable to use:

Acceptable Books

  • Items which are in good condition, clean, dry, mold-free

  • Books with dust jackets

  • Fiction of all types

  • Gently-used Children’s books

  • Nonfiction books

  • Books on topics such as travel, medicine, finance, legal issues for the lay person, should be no more than 2-3 years old

Acceptable Audiovisual Materials

DVDs and audiobooks on CD.

Unacceptable Items

  • Items which are unhealthy to handle, have an odor, are dirty, moldy, burnt, chewed, or wet

  • Books missing dust jackets

  • Encyclopedias, text books, or yearbooks

  • VHS or Audiocassette tapes

  • Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, or cassette tapes

  • Reader’s Digest books

Thank you very much for your gift. We appreciate your support of Turner Public Library.

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