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A donation to the Friends is a donation to help the library continue to move forward in innovation and technology to better serve the community. The Friends of Louisburg Library are very fortunate to receive donations—both financial and material—from members, the general public, libraries, businesses and other organizations. Materials donated are evaluated for the collection and sometimes used for the inventory for the Annual Book Sale.


What Can I Donate?

All donations should be in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free. The Friends do not recycle books that are in unusable condition or that aren’t likely to re-sell.


Acceptable Items


  • 2000 and newer – aging, biography, fantasy, health, paperback, parenting, politics, religion, religious fiction, science, science fiction, true crime, women’s issues and Westerns. Classics in these genres can be donated.
  • 2006 and newer – mystery and fiction
  • 2010 and newer – business, audio books
  • 2013 and newer – computer, diet, travel
  • Good condition only – art, biography, children’s, crafts, motorcycle, birds, gardening, guns, gardens, Rolling Stone, Mother Earth News, Reminisce, True Grit

DVDs that are playable and in good condition

Puzzles and games that are complete and in good condition (no missing pieces, please)


Unacceptable Items

The condition of the materials received is very important. For the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff we are unable to use items that have been damaged. This includes materials that have been wet, moldy, buggy, have a strong odor, chewed, burnt or dirty. Please recycle these items yourself.

  • Items which are unhealthy to handle, have an odor, dirty, moldy, burnt, chewed or wet
  • Newspaper
  • Books missing covers
  • Encyclopedias or yearbooks other than the LOMIKA
  • VHS or Audio Cassette tapes
  • Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos or cassette tapes


Tax Deductible

Friends of Louisburg Library is a 501 c (3) non-profit foundation and therefore all donations are tax deductible. The person receiving your donation should ask if you would like a letter acknowledging your donation. You will be given a slip to fill out so a letter can be sent to you. The Friends do not assign value to your donation.


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