You dont need to make a longterm commitment to make a lasting impact. Donate to the library books, magazines, videos, cds and dvds. Download a donation form pdf and mail your gift to. You can also give by calling 2069872153 or 8006351432. Visit our covid19 response page for ongoing updates. Apr 17, 2020 donate your car if you need to offload your vehicle, but dont want to deal with the hassle of selling it, donate it to the seattle public library foundation for its cash value. If past years are any indication, you may come home from the library s book dvdcd fundraisersale with a massive haul. Wcpl provides a service to our community by accepting donations of your used books, and we will supply a tax donation letter. They enrich the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance. The seattle public libraryand every public library, for that matteris pissed at one of the big five publishers. Book sale information friends of the seattle public library. Gifts of library materials have significantly enhanced our collections. The groups that take your used books and donate or resell them to benefit a cause.
If you have historically significant manuscripts, photographs, books, archival materials or other items that you believe would enhance the librarys research and special collections, please contact one of the librarys curators or, for general inquiries, please contact gifts. The seattle public library currently owns 19 of its 23 community branches. This year, to give us all something to look forward to, spl has kicked off book bingo two weeks earlier than usual. Normal collection procedures apply to all donated materials that are added to the library. Information about the friends of the seattle public library book sales and where and how to donate books. The seattle public library foundation is rated 4 out of 4 stars by charity navigator.
Your donation will be considered for friends of the library book sales. Friends of the seattle public library, seattle, wa. Not all donations are added to the librarys collection. Please note we cannot accept textbooks or other school materials. Ive included a list of links below for both seattlearea or national and international resources for book donations. Seattle public schools get involved give give it is the policy of the seattle school board to actively encourage cooperation with individuals and governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as from private and foundation sources desiring to provide resource assistance to the district. In may 1998, the board of trustees adopted a comprehensive facilities plan entitled libraries for all lfa.
Meanwhile, capping the career of library board president virginia burnside, the seattle public library foundation was established in 1980 to increase outside financial support of the library. In most cases, usable library materials that the library does not add to its collections are offered to the friends of the jacksonville public library for their annual book sale. We gratefully accept the following items, when they are both timely and in good condition. Book donation line at 54231859 please do not drop donations off at ponderosa elementary school. Seattle public library adult book bingo 2020,seattle public libraries, seattle. You can donate books to the friends of the library for their annual book sale. Jan 24, 2019 a 501 c 3 public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to underresourced school libraries and public libraries across the united states. The city provides the seattle public library s primary funding. They play a vital role in fostering public interest and support of the library. The library does not accept donations of used books or media.
Material that is not needed for the collection may be sold for the benefit of the library. Each dollar you donate will go towards keeping our vast collections, educational programs, and community services free for all new yorkers. Donating to the seattle public library foundation is a way for people who believe in the power of public libraries to change lives to help keep our library strong. All tacoma public library locations are closed until further notice. We welcome your donations, but do not accept cassette tapes, records vinyl albums, vhs tapes, encyclopedias, textbooks, or magazines. We accept donations of used books, audio books on cd, and dvds only. Donations should not be left outside the building when the library is closed or deposited in the book drop.
Monetary donations, as well as book donations, are accepted, as well as the ability to shop on librarystore. Call 2089728247 to learn more, or complete the friends volunteer application form and return it to. Donations of books and other information materials to hong kong public libraries hkpl from individuals and organizations are welcome. We serve the areas of queen anne, magnolia, madison park, medina and west seattle.
Give give it is the policy of the seattle school board to actively encourage cooperation with individuals and governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as from private and foundation sources desiring to provide resource assistance to the district. If youre interested in contributing materials to the library, please identify and contact the appropriate subject librarian. Used books make a big difference in the lives of americas veterans and their families. Library locations accept donations during regular open hours. The library is happy to consider donations of books, media, and other materials that fulfill the needs of the uw tacoma curriculum. Donate to help the new york public library provide free books, classes, and more to all. Due to the costs and labor involved with making individual books ready for public use, the donated books that we receive are not added to the librarys current circulating collection. Book haven, discover books, friends of the seattle public library, holy.
The seattle public library foundation the seattle public. All books, dvds, cds, puzzles, video games and other items donated by the public, along with library discards, are processed by our tireless troop of friends of the library volunteers. Seattle childrens hospital and research foundation. For tax purposes, you determine the worth of your donation. We provide a receipt for tax purposes, but appraisals for the value of donated materials are the. On memo line, note libraries followed by fund name. These funds are dedicated to maintenance, repair, improvement and utilities of your library. The bainbridge community owns the library building and grounds, and donations are the sole source of bpl income. The foundation has teamed up with the nonprofit cars charitable adult rides and services to accept used cars as yet another way you can help benefit the seattle. If you have unique materials of local interest that are not in the black studies center or washingtoniana special collections, and you would like to speak with a librarian about donating such items to the library, please contact collections services at 2027271117. The library currently owns 19 of its 23 community library branches.
Charity navigator rating for the seattle public library. The library accepts certain book donations for use in our bookstore and book sales to help fund new library materials for our collections as well as programs such as our summer reading initiatives. Due to the high volume of requests, home pickups book up in advance and are typically available within 7 to 10 days. March 15, 2020 huge book sale at seattle center exhibition hall. If the books are not used for their permanent collection, they are sold via friends of the seattle public library at semiannual book sales where all the proceeds go toward spl projects and act.
The friends of the seattle public library fospl seeks to engage broad community support for the seattle public library through book sales, advocacy, and grants. I am not aware of other fred hutch resources for book donations. Seattle goodwill provides a limited home pickup service if you have eligible items to be picked up. Gifts, donations, other public and private grants, rentals, and book sales provide additional revenues to the library. While the library may not accept every donation offer, special. Support the libraries greatest needs or your interests. Donating to the seattle public library foundation is a way for people who.
Book donations district of columbia public library. The friends operate a wellstocked friendshop on level 3 at the central library. We also have volunteer opportunities in many parts of the organization. Huge book sale, online sales, and donations ending. Discover how you can support your library through donations of books, money or time. Better world books ala the american library association ala really would prefer that you check with your local library first. The seattle public library foundation accepts private donations. The seattle public library foundation helps the library build its collection and resources, offer programs for patrons of all ages, and better serve the needs of our community.
Book donation programs libguides at american library. Getting the most from donations public libraries online. Library staff cannot assist you in transporting books from your vehicle. If you need to offload your vehicle, but dont want to deal with the hassle of selling it, donate it to the seattle public library foundation for its cash value. Home book donation programs libguides at american library. Books can be delivered to the returns desk in the central library grand lobby any time during its hours of service. There are always opportunities to help with clerical activities. For donations requiring more than a carload of books please contact 718.
Decisions on whether and how donated items will be added to the librarys collections are based on the same evaluative criteria that are applied to purchased materials. Visit our central library shop for literarythemed and pnw locallymade gifts. Donate your car the seattle public library foundation. Seattle public library adult book bingo 2020 at seattle. Books, journals, media, and other inkind items for the collections. Seattle public library denounces publishers new ebook. We are a 501c3 registered nonprofit and our ein is 910757660. Friends of the seattle public librarys huge book sale at ex. Those items the library does not add to the collection are transferred to the library foundation for its book sales. The friends are not accepting donations at this time. You can drop off materials at the civic center library, the mission branch library, or the friends of the library book sorting room, located at 602 civic center drive.
If theyre in good condition, we want your books, magazines, videos, cds and dvds. The library reserves the right to decide what we do with the gifts we receive. Friends of the seattle public library home facebook. You could try offering them up on fredslist to see if others in the fred hutch community might be interested. Jan 09, 2011 public library book sales support your local library by donating books and other items to be sold at community book sales, which benefit a multitude of library services. Join or renew today and receive 15% off all gifts at the friendshop. Books, posters, audio books, cds and more are accepted as donations. The first thursday of every month is customer appreciation day at the friendshop. The calgary public library foundation supports the library through fundraising. I usually donate books to the seattle public library. All gifts become the property of the vancouver public library. The friends of the seattle public library is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Friends of the seattle public library wants your old books, cds, videos, records and art prints if theyre in clean, saleable condition.
The bellevue library foundation is registered as a 501c3 tax exempt organization. Donate your car if you need to offload your vehicle, but dont want to deal with the hassle of selling it, donate it to the seattle public library foundation for its cash value. All donated material is considered according to the same selection criteria applied to purchased materials. There are many opportunities for the community to get involved in the denny library. By providing funding and support for library programs, were committed to bolstering the librarys strategic initiatives.
The seattle public library welcomes donations of books and other materials. With the irs, no good deed can be claimed on your taxes without the proper records. Check out our accounts at amazon, discogs cds, ebay and. May 09, 20 you may want to recommend online sources such as alibris getting the most from donations and amazon, where the value of used books is easy to find, and irs publication 561. Donations may be added to our collection or sold by the friends of the phoenix public library.
If items are deemed inappropriate for the collection they will be passed on to the friends of the library who sell them in their book sales and book store. Some groups also have ongoing sales at their library. All library materials accepted as gifts will be evaluated in accordance with the jacksonville public library collection development policy. Public library book sales support your local library by donating books and other items to be sold at community book sales, which benefit a multitude of library services. We only accept donations during library operating hours. A 501 c 3 public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to underresourced school libraries and public libraries across the united states. Under find events, check the box for used book sales. The friends of the seattle public library is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our library as an essential.
The city provides the seattle public librarys primary funding. We do accept book donations and will direct all donations to the appropriate user. The seattle public library currently owns 18 of its 22 community branches. We do this by securing and managing donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support the library above and beyond what public funding provides. We cant say enough how much we appreciate your support. The library also accepts monetary contributions allocated for the purchase of. If the books are not used for their permanent collection, they are sold via friends of the seattle public. The library reserves the right to determine the disposition of all gifts received. Many families stock up on kids books at the twiceannual book sale put on by the friends of the seattle public library. Donate your new and gentlyused books to support our annual book sale. However, they are subject to the same selection process as those acquired through purchase, and acceptance generally depends on their conformity with the established selection criteria and ability to strengthen the library collection. Gifts, donations, other public and private grants, and book sales provide additional revenues to the library. Please call in advance regarding large donations as storage space is limited. Donations are accepted at central library year round.
Mar 21, 2011 i usually donate books to the seattle public library. Many families stock up on kids books at the twiceannual book. The new york public library relies on the generosity of its donors to build its research and special collections. Library we are both honored and thankful that our library received a major remodel, due in large part, to the sponsorship of target stores,and the heart of america foundation. Policy on gifts of materials the new york public library. Treistman if you are interested in volunteering, donating books or have any questions. Sep 26, 2000 the seattle public library welcomes donations of books and other materials. Friends of the library groups are membersupported, nonprofit organizations who have united around the shared goal of supporting library services in their community. Combined, they donated 2,000 new volumes to our book collection including a major number of caldecott medal winners. Parking garage is located under the building access via the parking lot on the west side. Donations of materials andor equipment to the library are tax deductible.
Seattle public library denounces publishers new ebook policy. Volunteers of the friends staff tree city books at the main library, process books for multiple book sales, and help with other activities as needed. A 15% discount is given on all items, excluding used books and service items. We welcome book donations monday friday 9 am 3 pm or wednesday until 7. These items become the inventory for the chandler booktique, the annual book sale, online sales through and the bag sales. Our volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of the seattle public library. Thank you for donating to the bainbridge public library bpl. The library also accepts monetary contributions allocated for the purchase of library materials. Individuals with fewer than three boxes of donations can. Your support helps the friends advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the seattle public library. The seattle public library foundation is a libraries, historical societies and landmark preservation charity located in seattle, wa.1215 821 1032 1628 473 689 291 393 109 1577 1589 203 1114 530 757 47 1001 956 890 1491 1186 160 1217 533 1163 910 1229 979 600 448 498