All About Donations

by Joyce Quach | Aug 31, 2021

By: Melani Williams

Finished with your summer reads? Why not bring them to Coquitlam Public Library? We are happy to accept like-new items to improve our collections or to raise funds through our book sale.

We often receive donations of fabulous fiction published in the last year or two (thank you!) that we add to our Adult, Teen, and Children’s collections. These items are frequently added as extra copies to make our holds queues move along faster or may be used as book club set copies or even go on our mobile Library Link.

We also really appreciate nonfiction titles about timely issues or recent events. Good quality local, BC, or Canadian history titles, barely used up-to-date travel books (umm…), and natural history (mountain lions, tiger beetles, and bears, oh my!) are also great additions to our collection.

If your kids are grown and you want to pass along their favourite picture books, chapter books, or novels, we’d love to have them. Especially if they haven’t been chewed, drawn in, or dipped in apple juice. We love to support kids’ reading and you can help!

Recently, we were gifted with an incredible donation for our Indigenous Collection by local author Alf Dumont. If you have a selection of books that you feel would make a great addition to our collections, please contact our Manager of eBranch and Collections, Rachel Burke.

Donations of less than 20 books can be dropped off at our branch Help Desks and for more information about donations and how you can support the Coquitlam Public Library go to our donations page.

Thank you very much for supporting the Library!