The library is happy to receive donations to use for the library's benefit or distribute where needed.

What can I bring?

  • Books (other than out-of-date textbooks, Readers Digest Condensed Books and non-sellable items)
  • Videos/DVDs
  • CDs (sorry, no records - 45s, LPs or 78s)
  • Eyeglasses
  • Your Time (see Volunteering to the right)
  • Tax-deductible cash or bequest (see MPL Foundation)

Sorry, but magazines, computers and other equipment can't be accepted - see Recycleworks.org for reuse / recycle options.

When and where do I bring it?

When: During library open hours

Where: staff entrance on Alma St., at the corner of Ravenswood Ave.

How: Place donations on the book cart, and take a gold-colored receipt.
For pickup and for multiple box donations contact the Friends of the Library at 330-2521.

What happens to it?

Books, movies and music may be...

  • Added to the library collection.
  • Sold online at http://www.amazon.com/shops/menloparkfriends
  • Sold in the Friends Bookstore (open daily in the library's lobby).
  • Sold at the annual Book Fair in September, where there is an acre of items for sale at bargain prices.

Old eyeglasses are given to the Lions Club.




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