Spring cleaning? Donating is a great way to declutter.

Cleaning out your stash of books, photos or other household items? Consider donating them to the library!

Spring cleaning?

It’s that time of year. The birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and with every passing day we gain more sunlight. Spring cleaning can be a big project, but sometimes it feels good to clean out our spaces and start fresh for a new season.

As we declutter, donating is a great option for passing on well-loved items that are still in good shape. Some common items we tend to accumulate are books, photos/postcards/memorabilia, and random household appliances and gadgets we rarely use anymore.

Donate to your library

Did you know the library accepts donations? Donated books can either be sold by the Friends of the Library in our book sales or, if in very good or like-new condition, saved for projects like our Read Boxes in the local parks. If your books are damaged and not able to be donated, you can bring them to our parking lot PaperGator collection bins so they can be recycled.

If you have photos, yearbooks, postcards or other memorabilia that is of local and/or historical interest, you can consider donating these items to the B. Joan Keefer Genealogy and Local History Center. Library staff are continually archiving and digitizing these important pieces of our past.

The library also considers donations of household items and gadgets such as games, toy sets, LEGO® kits, small appliances, tools, cake pans and more. We consider these donations for our Library of Things collection. Did you buy a novelty kitchen gadget on a Black Friday sale but now it’s collecting dust? It could get a lot of community use if included in our Library of Things.

A quick overview of donations the library can consider:

  • Fiction books
  • Nonfiction books
  • Children’s books
  • Yearbooks
  • Photos of local history/family
  • Postcards or other memorabilia
  • Games, gadgets, etc.