Published DatePLYMOUTH — The YLLA (The Young Ladies Library Association) and the Pease Public Library both appreciate book donations which may be added to the library collection or sold at the annual book sale.
The YLLA has been running the book sale for many years the first weekend in October. In order for the book sale to continue being the success it has been, the organization has set some guidelines for book donations.
— When you bring your donations to the library, check in with the staff; they will check the condition of the books before accepting them. You should plan to bring no more than two boxes at a time.
— Everyone loves books that are newer, a few years old at the most and in pristine condition. Any books, puzzles, DVDs,
audiobooks, VHS tapes, etc., that you donate should be in newer condition. If the item is older or an antique as in a
book or puzzle, the YLLA may still want it for the book sale.
— Old books including leather-bound titles in good condition, books on skiing, the White Mountains, and local interest or history books are popular. New hardcover fiction bestsellers, cookbooks and gardening books are big sellers, as well as good non-fiction books such as history, self-help, art, comic books, biographies, holiday books (such as Christmas, Valentine's Day,etc.) craft, knitting, and children's books. Travel books if they are newer.
— Please check the materials you are considering donating for the following condition issues: ripped covers, water damage, dusty, and musty. Books stored in attics, basements, garages, and barns are often in poor condition. These items are not saleable and should not be brought to the library. Items that do not sell and should be donated elsewhere or recycled: textbooks, encyclopedias, yearbooks, old computer manuals, magazines and pamphlets.