We welcome gifts and sincerely appreciate your willingness to support the library. We hope the following explanation will help you choose the best course to take.
Donations of materials
Criteria for adding materials include: timeliness, condition, and relevance to collection guidelines and policies. In general, materials should be in good condition (not musty, damp, moldy, etc.) Materials generally not added to the library’s collections include: textbooks, encyclopedias, newspapers, pamphlets.
All materials donated become the property of the Wonewoc Public Library and are examined by library staff to determine which are to be added to the collection. The library reserves the right to utilize the donated materials in whatever way best benefits the collection and services. Gifts may be added to the collection, sold with the proceeds to benefit the library, or discarded if necessary.
Finally, a word about appraising materials – we are not permitted to appraise gifts for tax purposes, but we can give you a written acknowledgment that a gift (books, magazines, etc.) was given.
Monetary donations can be given in memory, or in honor, of someone. Donated money can be designated to be used for books, periodicals, AV items, or other items of the donors choosing. Money can also be donated towards the renovation project which will make our library handicapped accessible. Check out the Friends of the Wonewoc Library for further information.
There are many opportunities to volunteer. We can always use help with the book sales, decorating the library for the various seasons, crafts during story time or the summer reading program, cleaning of materials, and various other duties. Ask at the main desk if you are interested in donating a few hours of your time.