Donating Materials

The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library is excited to announce that they are again able to receive the generous donation of books, media, puzzles and games from the public.

Donations will be accepted during the library’s open hours.

New Donation Guidelines

Please accept the Friends’ gratitude for your donations. Please help us support the library by NOT donating items that we can’t sell.

What can I donate?

– New and gently used books

– CDs, DVDs, audio books and LPs

– Puzzles and games

What is no longer accepted?

– Encyclopedias and Time-Life Books

– Outdated reference and text books, and travel guides

– VHS tapes and cassettes

– Reader’s Digest Books, magazines and free pamphlets

How to Donate

Donations should be dropped off at the volunteer-manned POD in the parking lot at the rear of the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

Items left at any other time or location will be immediately discarded.

Thank you for your generous support of the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library. Questions about your donation? Contact us at Check our website for updates.

How the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Supports the Cyrenius H. Booth Library

Proceeds from these sales support patron services in the areas of new technology (a new website in the coming months), books, magazines, audiobooks, large print, educational and recreational programs, and free streaming content from hoopla, Kanopy, Overdrive, and others!

Since the Friends’ mission is to raise money, we’re focused on offering our customers good quality, sought-after items. And, we greatly appreciate the wonderful items we generally receive. Donated items that are too old, in very poor condition or so outdated that no one will buy them are of no help to the library. Since receiving, sorting, pricing and selling books and other items is a very labor-intensive job for an all-volunteer organization, we need your help to use our limited resources most effectively to benefit the library.

Questions? Too much to transport? E-mail us at or call us at 203-270-4537, and a Friends’ volunteer will contact you with more information or to arrange for a pickup.

All donations to the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Donated items may be offered for sale at the annual summer book sale, The Little Book Store (in the library), or other outlets.

You can also donate to the Friends by becoming a dues-paying member or making a monetary donation. Please visit Join Us for a membership form.