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"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."

—Katherine Paterson

 

Book Donations

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The library accepts used books, DVDs and audio books on CD during normal library hours. Donated materials should be brought to the Service Desk. Once donated, the material becomes property of the Vail Public Library.

Acceptable Materials:

  • Newer paperback and hardback books in good condition.
  • DVDs and audio books on CD with the covers or cases intact

Unacceptable Materials:

  • Magazines, including National Geographic
  • Textbooks
  • Cassette tapes
  • VHS tapes
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books

 

All gift materials are evaluated for their usefulness for the library's collection, gift items are not automatically added to the collection. If gift items are not added to the collection, they will be designated for the library's ongoing book sale.