Southeast Regional Library branches accept donated materials such as books, DVDs and magazines. Our guidelines for donated materials are:
- The donated item must be in new or "like new" condition.
- The donated item must not be older than 10 years. Some exceptions apply such as local history books.
Not all donated items will be added to the library's collection. Many items that are accepted for donation go towards fundraising in the local library's next book sale event.
Furniture, equipment and supplies donations
Many Southeast Regional Library branches are open to accepting donations of gently used furniture and equipment for the branch such as office chairs, children's furniture, book shelves, coffee machines, magazine racks and even larger items such as couches or easy chairs. Some branches may even be interested in accepting gently used laptops or tablet devices. Check with your local library branch to see if donations are being accepted at this time.
Southeast Regional Library branches are also frequently open to donations such as computer paper, craft supplies, office supplies, glue, etc. Check with your local branch to see if there is a need.
All Southeast Regional Library branches are open to private financial donations. Some of our patrons even remember the library in their estate planning. The library accepts donations in the form of cash or cheque.
For donors wishing to receive a charitable tax receipt please ensure that cheques are made out to "Southeast Regional Library." Tax receipts will be issued on request for donations of $25 or more.
In-kind and volunteer donations
Local public library branches are always in need of volunteers. Volunteers can do a number of things in our libraries such as:
- become a member of the local library board
- assisting with programs
- assist with promotions
- research and apply for grants for the library
- shelve returned items
- shelf read (to confirm everything is in order on the shelves)
- tidy and clean the library
- assist with the annual book sale
- finding damaged books for consideration for weeding
Volunteering is not only good for the library and the community, it is also a great way to strengthen your resume, network, and gain some valuable skills you may not otherwise learn. Please consider volunteering at your local public library branch!
Local businesses sometimes donate their skills, advice or expertise to the library as a way of giving back to the community. These in-kind donations are always appreciated.