Gifts and Donations
Through the generosity of those who have remembered the Orangeville Public Library in their wills, additions to the collection and special services are made possible. Bequests can be made for specific purchases, services or types of material. Please discuss these plans with Chief Librarian Darla Fraser, at 519-941-0610 x 5222, to ensure that the Library is able to accommodate your wishes.
The Library is pleased to receive your gently used book donations.
Books that are in good condition and that fall into one fo the categories below will be accepted.
The Library will accept:
- Hardcover, paperbacks or magazines that have been published in the last 3 years
- Local history materials
- Works by local authors
The Library does not accept:
- National Geographic, MacLean's or Time magazines
- VHS, DVDs, CDs, recorded books, language kits
- Unlicensed or advanced copies
- Puzzles, games or toys
- Dusty, damp, or moldy materials or materials in poor condition
If you have old or moldy materials or materials in poor condition, they can be recycled in the blue bin if you take the hardcover off and put it in the trash.
Once donated, the items become the property of Orangeville Public Library. They may be included in our collection or sold at our book sale to raise funds for library materials or equipment.
We are pleased to accept your donations at the Mill Street location.
Sorry, we do not accept donations at the Alder location.
Kim Welsh, Technical Services Coordinator
519-941-0610, extension 5226
Please note: The Library does not accept mass quantities of magazines, Readers' Digest condensed books, old encyclopedias, damaged or moldy materials, or textbooks.
Gifts & Memorials
Providing funds to the Library for the purchase of gift and memorial items is a wonderful and unique way to remember loved ones or to mark special occasions such as births and birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries.
With your tax-deductible contribution, the Library will purchase an item in the category of your choice. For instance, if the person you are honoring with a memorial book was an avid gardener, the Library will be happy to enhance its collection by selecting a book about gardening. If you are a physician, you may choose to sponsor a donation to the health reference collection.
Acknowledgment of your gift is sent to the individual or to the family of the person being honored. A bookplate imprinted with your name and the name of the person being honored is placed in the book before it goes on the shelf for check-out.
Gifts become the property of the Library and are subject to the same criteria as purchased material with regard to weeding (removal from the collection) and repairs.
Your dollars will help the Library to enrich the collection or add to the Library's Reserve Fund, which is used to support special needs as they arise.
Upon request, the Library is happy to supply receipts for Income Tax purposes.
If you have a specific purpose in mind for your donation, please discuss this with Chief Librarian Darla Fraser at 519-941-0610, ext. 5222.
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