Friends of the Library


A donation to the Friends is a donation to help the library continue to move forward in innovation and technology to better serve the community. The Friends of HPL are very fortunate to receive donations—both financial and materials—from members, the general public, libraries, businesses and other organizations. Materials donated are used for the inventory for the Book Sales and Gallery Bookstore.

What Can I Donate?

The following is a guide of items we would like to have donated as well as what we are unable to use. All donations should be in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free. The Friends do not recycle books that are in unusable condition or that aren’t likely to re-sell.

  • Books
    • Hardbacks
    • Paperbacks
    • Children’s books
  • Audiobook CDs
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Video games

The condition of the materials received is very important. For the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff we are unable to use items that have been damaged. This includes materials that have been wet, moldy, buggy, have a strong odor, chewed, burnt or dirty. Please recycle these items yourself.

  • Items which are unhealthy to handle, have an odor, dirty, moldy, burnt, chewed or wet
  • Newspaper
  • Books missing covers
  • Encyclopedias and their annual yearbooks
  • VHS or Audio Cassette tapes
  • Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, or cassette tapes
  • Reader’s Digest books or National Geographic series

Tax Deductible

All donations to the Friends of HPL are tax deductible. The person receiving your donation should ask if you would like a receipt for your donation. You will be given a slip to fill out for tax purposes. The Friends do not assign value to your donation.