Donations

Books

We always appreciate when patrons want to share their materials with the community, but unfortunately we cannot handle large donations of materials. If you have a small number of books in very good condition, please speak to our director, Edna Ortega, or children’s librarian, Kate Gorman. We typically can only accept items that are in very good condition (clean, no marks, binding in tact, no torn pages), recent (in the case of non-fiction), and already cataloged (search for the title of the item in the catalog to determine if this is the case). If you have books you want to donate, there are lots of options nearby! Here are some ways to donate:

Other libraries

Dixon Homestead Library 180 Washington Avenue Dumont, NJ 07628 201-384-2030

Closter Public Library 280 High Street Closter, NJ 07624 201-768-4197

*Please note that Closter cannot accept donations close to their biannual book sale.

We recommend calling before you go to make sure your donations will be acceptable!

Our Thrift Shop

Our Thrift Shop is a community thrift shop in Westwood, NJ. Proceeds support The Art School at Old Church in Demarest. Learn more.

Our Thrift Shop 245 Old Hook Road Westwood, NJ 07675 201-594-0144

VVA pick-up

The Vietnam Veterans of America accept donations of books. Click here or call 1-800-775-VETS to schedule a pick-up. Your donation supports US veterans and their families. The VVA will pick up your donation rain or shine and leave a tax-deductible receipt.

Better World Books

Better World Books is an online used bookstore that sells and recycles old books. Proceeds fund literacy programs worldwide. There are two Better World Books drop boxes in Cresskill: one in the Cresskill Public Library parking lot (53 Union Avenue) and one at 65 East Madison Avenue. Click here to find more nearby drop boxes. You can also ship donations to the following address:

Attention: Donations Better World Books 55740 Currant Road Mishawaka, IN 46545

Better World Books will pay for shipping – just fill out this form to print your shipping label. If you have a very large number of books, email clientservices@betterworldbooks.com to make arrangements.

Other materials (art, decorative objects, furniture, toys)

Many of our best-loved decorations in the library were donated by the community, but we don’t always have the space for these kinds of donations. Please speak to our director or children’s librarian to determine if we can accept your donation.

Monetary donations and memorial funds

We of course always accept (and greatly appreciate!) unconditional monetary donations. If you would like to donate in honor of a loved one, please speak to our director, Edna Ortega, to make arrangements.