Book Donations

Donations of Books, DVDs, Music, & Audiobook CDs

The Appleton Public Library and the Friends of Appleton Public Library accept gifts of new or gently-used books, DVDs, and music or books on compact disc.

Simply bring your donations to the library’s front desk during working hours. The library does not assign a value to the donated items, but you will receive a receipt indicating that we have received the materials. We do not return items that are given to us.

Decisions on whether and how donated items will be added to the Library’s collections are made by APL staff members on the same criteria applied to purchased materials.

Items that are not added to the APL’s collection become part of the Friends of Appleton Public Library semi-annual used book sales which generate funds for library programs and special projects.

There are some items the Friends have trouble using. These include weekly news magazines and newspapers, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, National Geographic Magazines (we get more than we can use), VHS format videos, or encyclopedias and science or technical textbooks and magazines more than five years old.

Questions about your donations?

Contact Friends of Appleton Public Library, 920-832-3931 or jquinlan [at] friendsofappletonlibrary [dot] org