Book Donations


The Waterford Library is happy to consider donations of gently used books and audio-visual materials provided these guidelines are followed.  NO Encyclopedias, Textbooks, Magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books or materials in poor condition will be accepted.  Donated materials will be first considered for inclusion in the collection; and if not appropriate, then offered for sale in the Library book sale.  The library reserves the right to discard donated materials that do not meet the above criteria. While the library is a tax exempt organization, we are unable to provide tax receipts for book donations, beyond a statement on our letterhead. If you wish to donate a large number of materials, please make prior arrangements (call 237-0891) before bringing them to the Library.

The Youth Services section of the Library is currently seeking donations of gently used children’s books to build up the supply for summer reading program gifts. Books may be hardcover or paperback for preschoolers through high school students. Please see the guidelines above for what are considered unacceptable materials. Children’s materials donations will be accepted at the desk in the Children’s Room during regular Library hours .

From time to time, various items are needed to help supply our craft programs. Please contact Youth Services Librarian Liz Liddington for more information about what might be needed. Please do not bring supplies before speaking to Liz, due to storage space limitations.

Memorial Book Fund

The library is accepting monetary donations for the purpose of purchasing materials for the collection in the memory of a loved one.  Please contact the Library Director for more information about this program.

Community Outreach Donations

Periodically the Waterford Library serves as a collection point for organizations looking to receive donations. Please check News & Events for the most up to date information on which organizations we are partnering with currently.

Friends of the Waterford Library

People interested in volunteering time to benefit the Waterford Library should consider joining the Friends. Applications to join the Friends are available at the library.  Friends meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday at Van Schoonhoven Square.