Donations are critical to creating and sustaining exceptional libraries. While tax dollars keep the doors open and books on the shelves, private gifts help to support special programs and services that open new perspectives that enrich our lives.
You can make a difference starting right now! Financial donations can be made in a several ways for a variety of purposes:
Please read our Gifts Policy for details. For more information, call 207-513-3004 ext. 3500
All donations should be in good condition and free of mold or pests.
We Do Not Accept
- Textbooks older than three years
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- Outdated media formats such as VHS or Cassette Tapes
- Broken or damaged items
- Items missing parts
- Non-book or media items (e.g., toys, calendars, cards)
- Personally recorded audio or video items
How much can be donated at one time?
Generally, because of space limitations, we do not accept more than several bags or boxes at a time. For large donations, please call 207-513-3136 to make arrangements.
What happens to materials donated to LPL?
Library staff members evaluate all materials to see if the materials can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection are either put in the Friends of the Library’s book sale or recycled. Proceeds from sales are used to fund library programs, special events, and purchases not covered by the annual budget.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Receipts stating quantity of items donated are available upon request. We are unable to appraise donated materials.