203-272-2245 · 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410


Donate Materials

Don’t add to landfills by throwing out your unwanted reading material. Instead, donate your gently used books, CDs and DVDs to the Friends.

These gifts replenish our stock of merchandise for sale in the lobby and recycle the items to other people for their enjoyment and benefit. They also make our big Fall and Spring book sales a huge success.

See below for donation guidelines and instructions.

Donation Guidelines & Instructions

We accept:

  • Fiction (hardcover or paperback)
  • Non-fiction books of Art, Music, History, Philosophy, Health, Humor, Psychology, Religion, Biography, Poetry, Sports, Travel, Cooking, Home and Garden, How-to-Books, Hobbies, etc.
  • Children’s books for all ages.
  • CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
  • Recent textbooks

We DO NOT accept:

  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes
  • Cassette tapes
  • Records
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed books
  • Personally recorded audio and video tapes.

Good condition ONLY please!

Good condition means no torn pages, minimal underlining or highlighting, no marginal comments, and no musty, smoky, or moldy smells. If books have orange or black spots on the page edges, this is a sign of mold and you should discard them in the trash.

Donation Instructions

It’s easy to donate to the Friends!

  • Place books and media in the Friends’ bins by the book sale area in our lobby on the main level.
  • If you need a receipt for taxes, please ask at the checkout desk.
  • Please DO NOT leave donations outside of the library or in our book drops. Donations should always be brought inside during the library’s open hours.
  • For LARGE donations, please call the Friends to schedule and coordinate delivery at 203-272-2245 x 33035