Make a Donation to the Library
Thanks for visiting this page, and thank you so much for your generosity! You can make a donation to the library by:
1.) Cash or check
You can address checks to the Argyle Free Library, and drop them off during regular library hours or by mailing them to us at:
PO Box 238
Argyle, NY 12809-0238
2.) Amazon Wishlist
Every year in December, we put out an Amazon Wishlist with items we have not been able to purchase for the library due to restraints in our budget. This list is active year round if you want to make a donation now. Visit the list at: http://bit.ly/2zUTuV5
3.) Add us to your will
You can bequeath money to us in your will. Fidelity has guidelines on how to do this on their website: https://www.fidelity.com/growing-managing-wealth/estate-planning/beneficiary-strategies/charity
3.) Donate books
We do appreciate book donations, but the majority of book donations we get we typically don’t add to our shelves. This is because we already have the book, or the book is too old to be of interest to most patrons. We will always put new and popular books on our shelves, ie. books that are currently on the New York Times Bestseller list or other best seller lists.
Our guidelines for book donations are as follows:
Argyle Free Library Donated Book Policy
Gifts or donations of any material will be evaluated for inclusion in the collection. If we deem that the material is right for the collection, we will add it to our shelves. If the material is not right for us, we will either sell it at our annual book sale or direct the person to other organizations that may accept the item.
How to drop off gifts and donations
We only accept books on the first Saturday of the month from 12 pm to 1 pm. During that time, volunteers will be at the library to accept donations. They will go through donations and accept books for inclusion in the collection or for sale at our annual book sale. Any books that the volunteers deem are not fit for inclusion in the collection will not be accepted. A list of other organizations that may accept the books will be available upon request.
General guidelines on materials the library will and will not accept
Books and materials the library WILL accept:
Fiction that has been popular in the last three years
Non-fiction on topics such as knitting, cooking, gardening that are in fair condition.
Non-fiction on topics that date quickly (health, law, technology, science) that are between one year old and three years old
Paperbacks in fair condition with genres of western, romance, mystery, and science fiction
DVDs that came out in the last 3 years
Books and materials the library is unable to accept:
Fiction that is older than three years
Non-fiction on topics that date quickly (health, law, technology, science) more than three years old
Paperbacks in poor condition or in a genre we don’t collect in
DVDs that are older than 3 years