Donate Items

The Friends & Foundation donation box is currently closed.

We are currently unable to take book sale donations until further notice due to the pandemic.

When to donate:

We accept donations 24/7 most weeks of the year. We close our donation box to prepare for and recuperate from our three major book sales. The donation box will be closed on the following dates in 2020:

  • FRI, Apr 17–MON, May 4
  • FRI, Jul 3–MON, Jul 20
  • FRI, Oct 18–MON, Nov 4

Where to donate:

Our donation area is located on Kentucky Street, west of the library’s formal entrance on Vermont Street.

Turn into the circle drive and pull your vehicle up to the donation area, just past the library book return. When we are accepting donations, there will be a large blue drop box outside.

We can accept:

  • Hardcover, Paperback and Children’s books in good condition
  • Travel, Computer or Textbooks less than 3 years old
  • DVDs, CDs, and CD Audiobooks
  • Comic Books
  • Computer software, Video games, Board Games and Puzzles with all pieces

We cannot accept:

  • Damaged books (e.g. moldy, dirty, water damaged, missing covers, missing pages, excessive marking)
  • Encyclopedias
  • LP records, VHS tapes, Cassettes
  • Periodicals or Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

Quantity Limitations:

We ask that you limit donated items to five boxes/ bags per household. If you would like to donate more items, please contact FLPL Program Coordinator, Angela Hyde, by email at ahyde@lplks.org or by phone at 785-843-3833 ext. 149 to schedule a drop off.

Tax Receipts:

There are two ways to request a tax receipt for your donation of physical goods:
By Email: Angela Hyde, FLPL Program Coordinator, ahyde@lplks.org
By Phone: Call (785) 843-3833 ext. 149 and request a donation receipt
Receipts can be emailed, mailed, or held at the library for pickup.

Special Donations:

The Friends and Foundation can accept many kinds of gifts, including appreciated securities, real estate, life insurance policies, charitable trusts, memorials and bequest provisions. In addition, many companies support the library by matching employee contributions. As a 501 (c)(3) organization, your donations to the Friends & Foundation may be deductible for personal or corporate tax purposes. Please discuss the deductibility of donations with your tax advisor. We also recommend that you consult a finance professional for advice on the methods of giving that are most appropriate for your benefit as well as the long-term growth of the library.

​For more information, please contact Kathleen Morgan at 785-843-3833 x 131, or by email at kmorgan@lplks.org.

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