Monetary Donations


Monetary donations are gratefully accepted at all times. We couldn't do what we do without generous donors. The library depends and appreciates private support. Your individual support enables the library to maintain a high level of quality of service to the community. Many employers will match your gift, making your donation go even further! You can donate by sending in a check, paying in cash at the front desk or online through our PayPal link.

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Book/DVD Donations

We like book donations! Many donated items can be used to upgrade or expand the library's collection. If the donated item is not added to our shelves, the item will be sold at our ongoing book sale.

We are limited on space and often times have to take books that we can't sell to recycling so please help us by following these Guidelines for Donations.

Please do not place donated items in the book drops, near the book drops or near the building or library door; they can be brought to the front desk in the library during our open hours.  Our staff will make sure they are acceptable items or direct you to the nearest recycling center. 

**Items not meeting our guidelines and left at or in the book drop or building door will be placed in the dumpster.**


Items we accept (1 box or bag at a time if space allows)

Fiction hardcover and paperback books with copyright dates of 2018 and newer

Nonfiction hardcover or paperback books with copyright dates of 2018 an newer



Items should be clean and free from:

Water spots  


Bug infestations            




Mold or mildew             

Yellowed, torn or missing pages   


We do not accept:

Documents or papers, coloring books

VHS tapes

toys, tote bags or backpacks

Picture frames, painting or certificates

Home recordings

Items in poor condition

Textbooks, college prep books

Encyclopedias, dictionaries

Reader’s Digest Condensed Books




Nearest Book Recycling drop offs:

Kutztown in the Giant parking lot near the gas pumps

Opportunity House Donation Bins:

  • American Legion, 133 Centre Ave, Topton, 19562
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 50 Luther Drive, Mertztown 19539


If you think the book may have historical value some resources to check with

      (rare books value section) -

               Pennsylvania German cultural heritage center – 610-683-1589

               Topton Borough Museum - 610-621-6680

               Fleetwood Area Historical Society – 610-944-5800

               Longswamp township Historical society –


We appreciate you following our guidelines and are grateful for your donations.



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