Gifts “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of”
The Windham Public Library appreciates and encourages donations to its acquisition fund. Individuals, groups, and businesses are welcome to make contributions to the library to purchase books, movies, CDs, library furniture, or other needed items. In this way, you may celebrate a special person/occasion or honor the memory of a loved one while also supporting the library. Please contact the Library Director, Jen Alvino, for information on how to make such a contribution.
Donating materials is a great way to support the library! Donated items are reviewed, and either added to the collection or given to the Friends of the Windham Public Library for their annual Book and Bake Sale. Here are some helpful guidelines to follow when making your donation:
What to donate
Almost any item on any subject or style, as long as it is in decent condition. Examples:
- Books– hardcover and paperback; novels and non-fiction; for any age; in any language
- DVDs– popular and documentary; for any age; in any language
- Audio CDs– novels and non-fiction; for any age; in any language
- Music CDs– for any age; in any language
What not to donate
Library staff and our volunteer Book Sale coordinator go through the donations on a regular basis. Following these guidelines of what not to donate would be very helpful to them.
- Any item that is moldy, dirty, or damaged
- Sets of encyclopedias
- College textbooks
- Reader’s Digest Condensed books
- Video tapes (VHS)
When to donate
We kindly ask that donations be held-off during November due to over-filled storage and lack of time to process the donations; but every other time of the year we gladly accept donations.
Where to donate
Please bring items to either Circulation Desk (upstairs or downstairs) during our business hours and let a staff person know that they are donations. We request that you don’t place donations in the bookdrop or leave them in front of the building after-hours. If you need assistance bringing items in, or have need of a cart to carry them, please speak to a staff member.
Questions about donating: contact the Library Director, Jen Alvino, at (207) 892-1908
Questions about the annual Book Sale: see our webpage, or contact Jeanne Thurber at (207) 892-1908
Thank you for your generosity!