No Longer Accepting Book Donations Starting February 1

Our Library Renovation and Expansion Project has us scheduled to move into a temporary facility this upcoming summer/fall. Although we greatly appreciate all the donations we receive, as we begin preparations for the move, and then while we are in our temporary facility during construction, we will be unable to store and process donated materials. We will therefore need to stop accepting donations of physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc) starting this February 1.

Individuals wishing to support the library may continue to contribute through monetary donations (see below) or volunteer opportunities.

Looking for Somewhere Else to Donate? 

If you are looking for somewhere else to donate your books, DVDs, and CDs after February 1, check our flier listing other local options where you might take your donation. 

Book and DVD Donations

What We Can Accept

We greatly appreciate the donation of most books, DVDs and audio discs that are in good condition. Regretfully, we are unable to accept the following items:
  • Discarded materials from other libraries
  • Encyclopedias 2 years or older
  • Heavily marked or highlighted items
  • Magazines and LP records
  • Materials containing mold, mildew or strong odors
  • Readers Digest Abridged Titles
  • Textbooks 2 years or older

How to Donate

Donations of 1 box or less are accepted at the circulation desk whenever the library is open. Larger quantities may be delivered to the back door (on the south side of the building), preferably Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.

Uses for Donated Items

Every effort is made to find the best possible use for all donated materials. Some are added to the collection. Some are sold in the library's ongoing book sale. Some are donated to other charitable institutions. And some are ultimately recycled.

Tax Deductible Form

While dropping off materials, donors will be provided with a tax deductible contributions form. Library staff, however, cannot estimate the monetary value of any donation.

For more information, please contact Steve Ingeman at 703-248-5222 or by email.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations - for memorials or to support library collections and services - are greatly appreciated. For more information about making a donation, please contact the Library Director, Jenny Carroll, at 703-248-5032 or by email.

Donations may also be submitted to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation, Inc.

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