Donations

The Valley Regional Library

 

Donation Policy

 

The purpose of this policy is to provide clear direction to library staff and the public regarding donations of books, materials and other items.

 

Financial Contributions

 

We gratefully accept financial contributions for general or specifically designed purposes. If conditions are attached they are to be reviewed and approved by the Board. A tax receipt is given for monetary contributions.

 

Book Donations

 

We are very grateful for donations from the public, but due to staff time and shelving space limitation, we have established the following guidelines:

 

All donations must become the property of the library, and staff retain the right to add them to the collection, sell them or dispose of them.

 

Please call prior to bringing items to the library (204-746-2136).

We will only consider items that are in new or nearly-new condition.

We can not accept items that are DUSTY, MOULDY, WORN, TORN, or in otherwise           POOR CONDITION

We can not accept books that have been highlighted

 

Items that will NOT be accepted:

 

Encyclopedias

Textbooks

Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

Computer Software

Video Cassettes

Video Games

Music Cassettes/CDs

Audio Books on Cassette

 

Items that will be Gratefully Accepted:

 

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction: 5 years or newer

Children’s Fiction and Non-Fiction: 5 years or newer

Junior Fiction or Non-Fiction: 5 years or newer

Young Adult Fiction or Non-Fiction: 5 years or newer

“Classics” in good condition

Movies on DVD- Undamaged with original case and jacket

Audio Books on CD- Undamaged with original case and jacket

Magazines- Current only please