A memorial or honorarium
gift enriches the lives of all who use the library and is a lasting and
thoughtful way to honor an individual. Gifts of money or resources can
honor someone on their birthday, anniversary or holiday and also be a
lasting memorial for a special person. Gifts are promptly acknowledged
to the individual or family members and a book plate is placed in the
book. Call the library at 334 365-3396 for more information.
All gifts are tax
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on tax deductions for donations
Autauga-Prattville Public Library welcomes gifts of new and used books,
audio recordings, videos, and similar materials. Items will be added to
the collection in accordance with the selection policy of the library.
Once donated, items become the property of the Autauga-Prattville Public
Library, and may be given to other libraries and non-profit agencies,
sold, traded, discarded, or given away at library events if they are not
added to the collection. Donated items will not be returned to the
donor and the library will not accept any item that is not an outright
gift. The library will acknowledge receipt of donated items, but is
unable to set fair market or appraisal values. It is recommended that
the donor make a list of items donated; the library will not provide
such a list. If items are being donated to obtain a tax benefit, it is
the donor’s responsibility to establish fair market value or obtain
expert assistance in establishing any value. The library reserves the
right to decide when a gift added to the collection shall be withdrawn.
Donations of Materials
Book Donations Policy
Autauga Prattville Public Libraries welcome your donation of used books
and other materials. All donations are reviewed according to the
library's collection and development policy. Books not accepted for the
collection may be sold or recycled.
welcome the following:
Hardcover - current or former bestsellers.
Hardcover – current materials on topics appealing to the general
- Paperbacks -
bestseller fiction and nonfiction in mint condition.
- Classics -
paperback or hardcover in good condition.
- Children's Books
- hardcover or paperback in good condition.
and DVDs - purchased (not copied) videos with covers.
- Audio Books -
abridged or unabridged.
- CDs - not
do not need:
- Extra issues or
old runs of magazines (will accept for magazine exchange table)
- Reader's Digest
- Dated computer
- Water damaged or
- Books with
videos or pamphlets
- Old encyclopedia
sets (Not older than three years)
Please contact the library before bringing large donations of
materials. Materials may be delivered to the loading dock in the rear
of the library.
Receipts are available upon request. For large donations, please count
the number of books or other materials before delivery to the library.
more information, call the library at 365-3396.