Book Donation Information

How do I donate books to WCDPL? The Library (Bowling Green and Walbridge) greatly appreciates donated materials.

However, as of May 28, 2019, WCDPL is unable to accept donated materials due to the loss of local book recycling and lack of storage space at the library. 

If our ability to accept donations changes, we will post that information on the library webpage.

When we are able to accept donated materials, your donation goes to our Friends of the Library book sale where the funds raised enhance our collections, programs, and services at both locations.

Donated items should be brought to the library in boxes that the library can keep (not in containers that need to be returned).  However, boxes moved directly from a storage unit, garage, or another place where mice or insects may have gotten into the boxes cannot be accepted.

If you would like a receipt for your donations, please ask a staff member. Library staff is not able to determine the value of your donation, but they can confirm the number and type of items you donated.

What we accept and can use:

  • Hardcover and paperback books in VERY GOOD CONDITION published within the last 3-5 years. 
  • We accept commercially published music CDs or DVDs that are in good playing condition.
  • We accept GENTLY used children's books.

Items we cannot use:

  • We cannot accept damaged books that have broken bindings, missing pages, yellowed or soiled pages, or that smell of smoke, mildew, or animal waste.
  • Clearly outdated materials including, but not limited to: travel, legal, tax, medical, health books more than 4 years old
  • Toys, games, or artwork
  • Used coloring books
  • Magazines, including National Geographic
  • Textbooks
  • Videocassettes or audiocassettes
  • Workbooks or study guides with missing pages or that are partially or wholly filled in
  • Computer programs
  • Encyclopedias

Where can I  donate books in Wood County, if not the library? The table below (also attached as a downloadable PDF) provides a list of Wood County organizations which will or will not accept your donations of books. It is always a good idea to call ahead in case an organization's policy has changed.

Organization

Accepts Books, Criteria

Contact Info

Cocoon Shelter

No

 

St. Mark’s Lutheran

No

 

First Presbyterian

No

 

Wood County Humane Society

Seasonal, Garage Sale

Drop Off Dates: None until May 2020

 

801 Van Camp Rd., BG

419- 352-7339

Easter Seals Northern Ohio – Grand Rapids Donation Bin

Yes

24009 Front St.

Grand Rapids, 43522

St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Seasonal, Rummage Sale (2019)

Drop Off Dates: June 26 - 27 2019 from 3 - 7 pm

 

150 S. Enterprise, BG

419- 352-4195

Goodwill Industries—Bowling Green (Retail Store)

Yes

Will accept books as long as they are in good condition. No encyclopedias, condensed books, or magazines.

 

1058 N. Main St., BG

419-354-9726

Goodwill Industries—Perrysburg (Donation Station)

Yes

Will accept books as long as they are in good condition. No encyclopedias, condensed books, or magazines.

26580 N. Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, 43551

419-872-2109

Goodwill Industries—Rossford

(Donation Station)

Yes

Will accept books as long as they are in good condition. No encyclopedias, condensed books, or magazines.

305 Superior St.,

Rossford, 43460.

419-666-1280

577 Foundation

Yes

Accepted in boxes or bags, with a maximum of 5 boxes or 5 bags.

They do NOT accept:

  • Damaged/musty smelling books
  • Textbooks
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Books on tape, albums, movies
  • Encyclopedia/reference books
  • Readers Digest novels
  • Magazines over a year old
  • Catalogs

577 E. Front St.,

Perrysburg, 43551

419-874-4174

Salvation Army in Northwood

Yes.

Will accept books as long as they are in good condition. No encyclopedias, condensed books, or magazines.

4405 Woodville Rd., Northwood, 43619

419-691-7425

Wood County Juvenile Court Center

Yes

Accepting books in good condition, Children’s Fiction to YA

 

1032 S Dunbridge Rd., BG

Please call ahead of time

419-352-3554

Ask for Rich Schmidbauer

 
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