Material Donations

The library is happy to accept donations of material. Please contact us at 815-942-6880, or message us, for more information or to make arrangements.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Due to limits on space, the library can only accept only two bags or boxes per donation
  • Please donate only recent material (within the last 5 years)
  • Please ensure donated items are in good condition. Ripped covers, musty books, damaged spines, or books that have been written in cannot be accepted
  • Please use containers that do not need to be returned

The library can accept:

  • Fiction and nonfiction books
  • Music and audiobooks (CDs)
  • Movies and TV Shows (DVDs or Blu-Rays)
  • Videogames

The library cannot accept:

  • Anything worn, musty, or having a distinct smell
  • Textbooks, medical books, and legal books
  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference materials
  • Old religious material
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • VHS cassettes
  • Computer software

Any items donated to the library becomes property of the library. Donations cannot be returned. Books may become part of our collection, sold in our book sale, become part of our Little Free Library, donated, or discarded.

Commemorative Gift and Memorial Books

If you are interested in making a commemorative or memorial donation, please contact us at 815-942-6880, or message us.