The Friends of the Farmington Libraries is a supportive group which as approximately 700 members with a working committee of 35-40. Membership is open to anyone. The annual fee is $15 for an individual and $20 for a family. Sustaining and Patron memberships are also available for a larger donation.
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Throughout the year, the Friends of the Farmington Libraries accept and appreciate donations of used books and media items to be sold at periodic sales, as well as in the Book Nook, in the main Farmington Library. The profits from all sales are used to support library programs for children and adults and help in the purchase of needed books, technology items and other library materials.
Donations can be brought to the circulation desks at the Barney Library (71 Main Street) or the Main Library (6 Monteith Drive). Adult and children’s books, hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction, in excellent condition are especially appreciated. Other good sellers are cookbooks and gardening books, special interest books, CDs, DVDs, books on CD, games and puzzles, and unique vintage books that are clean and intact. Classics and poetry books are also appreciated.
Not needed are books or other items in poor condition; also encyclopedias, magazines, Readers’ Digest condensed books, and dated (prior to 2014) travel guides, medical/health information or investment tips.
We are very grateful for your donations! Without your generosity, we would not be able to raise
money as we (Friends) do at our yearly book sales & BOOK NOOK, which benefit the many
library programs we all enjoy.
Based on our experience with donations, we do have to impose some guidelines as to age and
condition of the books. We can no longer take old books, especially those that have been
basement/garage or attic stored and those books where dates are important to their content. All
donated books need to be CLEAN, not torn or tattered or written in.
If you would like a receipt for tax purposes, please ask at the circulation desk.
Others helpful suggestions:
If possible, please limit your donations to one or two boxes or bags at a time. Donations may be brought to the circulation desks at the Barney Library or main Farmington Library throughout the year.
Don’t forget to “shop” our BOOK NOOK throughout the year!
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