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Press Release: Lawrence County Public Library Accepting Book Donations

Moulton, AL (April 3, 2023) – The Lawrence County Public Library (LCPL) is pleased to announce it is now accepting book donations. The library is committed to building a collection of books that will meet the needs and interests of its patrons, and it relies on the generosity of the community to achieve this goal. Donations may be dropped off at the library Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.


Donation guidelines are available here.


Books
Donated books

The library welcomes donations of books in good condition that are appropriate for its collection. The library accepts both fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as children's books, graphic novels, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs. The library also accepts monetary donations to support its collection development efforts.


All donations are tax-deductible. The library will use the donated books to expand its collection and provide resources to the community. Donated items the library cannot use will be offered for sale during a Friends of the Library book sale planned for the weekend of May 5th.


"We are thrilled to be able to accept book donations from the community," said Library Executive Director Rex Bain. "Donations help us build a stronger collection that better serves the needs and interests of our patrons. We appreciate the support of our community and look forward to seeing the impact that these donations will have on our library."


The LCPL is committed to providing access to a wide range of resources and services that promote lifelong learning and intellectual growth. The library provides a welcoming environment for all members of the community.

For more information about book donations, please contact the LCPL at 256-974-0883.


About Book Donations


The library accepts donations in new or gently used condition with a copyright date within the previous five years. Donations of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and young adult books are all welcome. The library also accepts donations of audio books, DVDs, and CDs.


All donations are tax-deductible. While library staff cannot determine the value of a donation for IRS purposes, staff can provide a form acknowledging the donation made to the library upon request.


How to Donate Books


To donate books to the LCPL, please drop them off at the library circulation desk Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.


Please bring donations in up to four (4) small to medium boxes or bags you can carry. Library staff are not able to pick up donations from a person’s home and are unable to carry boxes into the library from vehicles. OSHA guidelines prohibit staff and volunteers from lifting any box that weighs, or appears to weigh, more than 50 pounds.


The library cannot accept the following items:

  • Materials in poor condition (dusty, dirty items; stained, water damaged, mildewed; torn pages or covers; scratched or defective DVDs or CDs; smelly, burnt or moldy items)

  • Encyclopedias

  • Software

  • Manuals

  • Catalogs

  • Law books (case, statute, or regulation books)

  • Dated reference books

  • Out-of-date travel books

  • 8 track tapes

  • Cassette tapes

  • VHS Tapes

  • Textbooks

  • Homemade media (DVDs, CDs, videos, or cassette tapes)


About LCPL


The Lawrence County Public Library is a public library system serving Lawrence County, Alabama. The library was founded in 1961 as the Moulton Library before transitioning to the county library during the early 70’s. The current library opened its doors to the public in 1974 near historic downtown Moulton by the Lawrence County Board of Education and Lawrence County High School. The library currently serves a population over 30,000 residents.

The library offers a variety of services, including:

  • Circulation services

  • Print/Fax Services

  • Publicly accessible computers

  • Interlibrary loan services

  • Programming for children, teens, and adults

  • Digital resources

The library is funded by the Lawrence County Commission, the City of Moulton, and the State of Alabama.

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