Donate Materials

Book sale revenues make up approximately 90% of our total annual income, and our book sales wouldn’t happen without the generous donations we receive throughout the year.

Items we accept:

  • Books
  • Audio books
  • On Tape – Fiction only
  • On CD – Everything
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Blu-Rays
  • Vinyl Records
  • Sheet Music
  • Puzzles
  • Maps
  • Games
  • Small Toys

Items we regretfully cannot accept:

  • Chewed up, damaged or wet books
  • Tax books (the rules change so often that people won’t use even recent items)
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines
  • Software
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS Tapes
  • Cassette Tapes

Topics/Materials currently in demand:

  • Military and History books
  • Children’s books
  • Vinyl Records
  • Sheet Music
  • Automotive repair books
  • Textbooks
  • Any of the “dummies” books
  • Audio books on CD

Donations are accepted any time the library is open.  Small donations (one bag full) may be dropped off at the Registration or Circulation desks at the Library. Larger donations should be taken to the lower level of the parking garage and placed outside the Friends’ doors next to the elevator. If you need help with a large donation, please call ahead at 847-253-5675 and we will arrange for someone to meet you in the lower level to help unload your donation.

All donations to the Friends are tax deductible.  Donation receipts are available to the left of the Friends Room door in the basement or at the Registration desk on the 1st floor.