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Book Donations

donations of used books

The Friends of the Library accept gently used book donations for their ongoing book sale and annual book sale year round. Books can be dropped off at the library’s Check-Out Desk anytime the library is open.

The library cannot accept the following types of items:

  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Items in obvious poor condition.

Book donations are a gift to the Friends of the Library, and may be added to the library’s collection, sold, given to another library, or may be ultimately discarded. Donors may not expect any book donations to be returned to them.

memorial or honor book donations

The library encourages persons wishing to donate a book or other selection in memory or honor of another person to allow the library to select and purchase the memorial. The library knows what could best benefit its collection and is able to purchase materials at a substantial discount over retail.  Please contact Sarah Rosenblum at 641-754-5780 or srosenblum@marshalltown-ia.gov about memorial or honor book purchases.