GUIDELINES FOR MATERIAL DONATIONS
 

The Riverside Public Library appreciates the special place that books and other materials have in our patrons' lives and the reluctance to discard them.  However, limitations of time and space make it impossible for us to accept all of the materials offered. All donated materials become the property of the Riverside Public Library with the understanding that items that are not added to the collection will be disposed of at the discretion of the Library.  These items may be given to the Friends of the Library for sale, given to other libraries or discarded.


The Riverside Public Library reserves the right to check all donations prior to acceptance. Out of Date, yellowed, damaged or musty items will not be accepted.


If you want to make a large donation of material, please contact the Riverside Public Library (708-442-6366) before bringing the items to the Library.

The Library will accept the following materials in new or nearly new condition:

- HARDCOVER BOOKS (Nonfiction & Fiction)
- PAPERBACK BOOKS
- LITERARY CLASSICS
- MUSIC COMPACT DISCS (Undamaged w/original cases and  booklets)
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AUDIO BOOKS ON CD (Undamaged w/original cases and booklets)
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DVDs - Undamaged and with original cases and booklets
 
The Riverside Public Library will NOT accept the following materials:

   MAGAZINES        
   ENCYCLOPEDIAS OR OTHER REFERENCE SETS
   READER'S DIGEST CONDENSED BOOKS
   COLORING OR OTHER ACTIVITY BOOKS
   PUZZLES WITH MISSING PIECES
   TEXTBOOKS OLDER THAN 3 YEARS
 
Receipts, if requested, will state the number of materials donated and the material type.  A monetary value for the items cannot be provided. Please provide contact information with your request.
 
Thank you for your interest in the Riverside Public Library.


October 2011
MONETARY DONATIONS & MEMORIALS

Opportunities for Giving

The Riverside Public Library accepts tax-deductible, monetary donations for the purchase of library materials and special projects. Contributions such as these and those to the Gift Fund are lasting tributes to preserve the memory of a loved one, to celebrate a special occasion, to give a gift to the person "who has everything" or to share the interests of your club or organization.

The Library staff is able to select from subjects or titles with the honoree or group's area of interest in mind. Once the material has been selected, an acknowledgement is sent to you and to the person or group being honored. The items that we purchase with the donated funds bear a special bookplate with the name of the person or occasion honored as well as that of the donor.

For more information about Endowment, Memorial or Commemorative donations, call the Library at 708-442-6366 or request a copy of the Library's Gifts, Memorials and Endowments Brochure from one of our public service desks.
A sincere Thank You to all who made a donation to the Library this year. We appreciate your support! Archived lists are available in PDF format.