Gift and Donation Policy Statement

The Library accepts gifts and donations of books and other materials with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only if appropriate and needed. If they are not needed because of duplication, condition, or dated information, the Director can dispose of them as he/she sees fit. The same criteria of selection which are applied to purchase materials are applied to gifts.

By law, the Library is not allowed to appraise the value of donated materials, though it can provide an acknowledgement of receipt of the items if requested by the donor. The Lester Public Library of Arpin encourages and appreciates gifts and donations.

Monetary gifts donated for specific purposes shall be accepted for disposition as nearly in accordance with the donor’s wishes as Library policy permits. All unsolicited gifts, bequests and endowments may be devoted to buildings, equipment, materials or operating expenses as determined by the Library Board of Trustees.

Reviewed and Updated: November 1, 2014