Give to the Library

You can make a difference by giving time, money, or materials to your Shorewood Library. Find out how:

Donate time

  • Join the Friends of the Library and volunteer your time to help with the ongoing book sale, maintaining the library collection, and staffing big library events.
  • Become a teen volunteer to help run children's and teen events, especially in the summer.
  • High School students can also contact Lisa to find out about volunteering at the library for NHS credit.

Donate money

Monetary donations can be made several ways:

Donate Materials

Materials donations are accepted on an ongoing basis. We welcome and appreciate gently used, intact books and some audio-visual materials. All donated materials should be in excellent condition - not smelly, heavily used or damaged. The library cannot accept:

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Books previously discarded from other libraries
  • Items that are tattered, yellowed, musty, stained or moldy
  • Items that are highlighted, written in or have loose pages
  • Audiovisual items not in original packaging.

Where do my books go?

Most donated books are used for the ongoing Friends' Book Sale. Donated books are evaluated for addition into the library's collection as well, so you may see your books in circulation if they fit our needs. We reserve the right to refuse any donation.

Can I donate other things?

Please call us to find out! In some cases we welcome donations without inquiries, such as new or gently used Lego bricks for our Lego Club. However, we prefer to know beforehand if you have something you'd like to share with us. Call 847-2670 and a staff member will be happy to talk to you about your possible donation.