Donations

Donate Money to Purchase Materials

Many other community members and part-time residents continue to support the library with donations, memorial donations and gifts. These tax-deductible donations are used to purchase materials and equipment for our growing collections. If you would like to make a donation to the library, you may find this form useful.

Donate to the Reserve Fund

The library has a reserve fund that was started in 1987 when the library opened. This type of fund is very common among successful libraries, and helps to cover the costs associated with expanding services, as well as unforeseen expenses. The Koller Library's reserve fund has been used for shelving and furniture, many book, audio book, and DVD purchases, technology improvements such as the implementation of Merlin, building maintenance and building additions. The reserve fund allows us to expand our services to meet the needs of the community.

Donate Used Books, CDs and DVDs

A large part of our collection was obtained through donations from area residents. The library gratefully accepts used books, CDs and DVDs. Also, the annual book sale is a major fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, and is comprised largely of donated used books. Please note that we do not accept magazines, encyclopedias, condensed books, videos, books on tape or anything that is damp, moldy or excessively in poor condition.

Donate to the Endowment Fund

In addition to the annual fundraisers, the Friends of the Koller Library have an endowment fund. This fund is used for long-term planning and expenditures, not the day to day operations. See this statement for full disclosure.

Your support of the endowment fund at any level would be deeply appreciated by the Friends of the Library as well as all who will use the library for many years to come. 

 


Book Donation Policy

Frank B. Koller Memorial Library

The Frank B. Koller Memorial Library built its book collection on donations. Since the library opened for business in June of 1987 thousands of books have been donated by many generous people, for the enjoyment of all.

The Frank B. Koller Memorial Library does have a specific policy to follow with donated books.  We would ask the donator please take notice of this policy:

  • The library does not accept old encyclopedias, Readers Digest condensed books, magazines, videos or school textbooks.
  • Due to the large volume of donations, the library is unable to send personal thank yous.
  •  The library cannot put a value on a book donation for personal tax purposes, but will indicate on paper the specific number of books donated
  •  The library WILL NOT accept books that are in any way dirty, dusty, moldy, smell of mildew or are torn, bent out of shape, or written on.It takes precious time and money from the library to discard such books.
  • Donations of more than 25 books will require the donor to leave an address and phone number so library staff may have the option of returning books unsuitable for library shelves or the book sale. THESE LARGE DONATIONS CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN JUNE.
  • Books not kept by the library or used in the book sale will be discarded.
  • Please do not drop donations in the book drop. or leave at the front door if the library is closed
  •  Books added to the library collection are subject to weeding, and may be discarded after spending time on a library shelf. Do not expect your donated book to stay on a library shelf forever.
  •  Small donations (such as a grocery bag of no more than 10 books) are accepted year around.

 We thank you for your donation.

 

Amended:    March 28, 2001, reviewed on July 31, 2003, by the Library Board