Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Friends of Crawford County Library hold regular book sales with all proceeds benefitting the library. Throughout the year, CCLS and the Friends welcome clean, saleable donations in good condition of:

  • Books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs

Not accepted at this time:

  • Significant amounts over 100 items at a time
  • Old, musty, or dirty items
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Magazines
  • VHS or audio cassette tapes

Please drop off all donations at the circulation desk. A tax receipt is available upon request. This form requires the number of items donated for each type of item donated. For everyone's convenience, please count large donations before bringing them to the library.

The Crawford County Library does not employ an appraiser for any item and values for tax purposes must be made by the individual donating. Items donated are not guaranteed to become a part of the CCLS circulating collection. Any proceeds from items sold at book sales benefit the library. We appreciate your contributions.


Memorials or tributes may be purchased for a minimum of $15 each. Suggested subject areas are welcome. An acknowledgement will be sent to the family that a book has been purchased and a memorial plate will be placed in the book. A card will be added to the memorial drawer.

Gift Policy
1. The Crawford County Library accepts gifts of money, books, pamphlets, periodicals, videos and audio cassettes and the like with the understanding that no conditions may be imposed relating to any gift, including its disposal once its useful life is over. Gifts of books and all other materials will be received subject to the same standards and principles of selection as are applied to all materials added to the Library’s collection.

2. All materials in the Library’s collection will be displayed, circulated, or made available for use in a manner consistent with its facilities, good library practice, and the needs of the public.

3. It is to be understood that the Crawford County Library has full authority as to when, where and how any gifts of materials are displayed or used.

4. A library that is used extensively by the public sustains losses through theft, mutilation, and ordinary wear.  The Library cannot guarantee that any gift will be part of the collection permanently.

5. All gifts of materials must be in a usable physical condition.

6. The Library will not accept materials which are not outright gifts.

7. The Crawford County Library reserves the right to accept or discard, at its discretion, any unsolicited material sent to the library.

8. The Library encourages and welcomes cash gifts, endowment funds and bequests for purchasing books (in general or in specific areas), other library materials and equipment for improving the library facilities, or for the benefit of the library staff.

9. Appraisals:  The appraising of a gift to the Library for income tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.  The Library, as an interested party, to protect both its donors and itself, will not appraise gifts made to it.  The Library will acknowledge receipt of the materials on a standard receipt form stating number of titles given.

10. The purchase of a memorial book may be made for minimum of $15.00 or $25.00 when also requesting a name plate tribute on the library’s memorial plaque.  Donors are welcome to suggest a subject area.  If a specific title is requested, the donor will be asked to pay the full purchase price plus $10.00 with a memorial plaque tribute.  A proper acknowledgement will be sent to the family that a book has been purchased, a memorial plate will be placed in the book, a name plate added to the memorial plaque (where applicable) and a card will be added to the memorial drawer.  Book title and name of the donor will appear in the library news in the local newspaper. Books must be purchased from the library.  Donations can be used as memorials with the Library Director’s approval.