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How can I make a donation to the Thousand Oaks Library?

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2014  |  1226 Views

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The library accepts and appreciates material and monetary donations, and there are several ways to make a donation.

Become a Friend of the Library

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library needs you!  Make a difference with your tax-deductible contribution and become a member.  Please see library staff or make your donation online via PayPal and become a member of the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library by visiting:

http://www.ftol.org/membership.htm

Donate through Library WishList Make A Donation

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library and the Thousand Oaks Library welcome your monetary donations for specific items benefitting the Library community.  Library WishList is an easy way to show your appreciation and donate online.  Your generous donations to the Library are tax deductible.

Celebratory and Memorial Donations

A thoughtful, long-lasting way to honor or remember friends and relatives is through a monetary donation to the library in support of the purchase of materials.  A gift of books or other library materials or equipment will, when possible, bear a gift plate with designation chosen by the donor.  Please see library staff or call the Collection Manager at (805) 449-2660, ext. 7367 for further details. 

Donating Previously Owned Materials to the Thousand Oaks Library

The Thousand Oaks Library and the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library welcome donations of previously owned materials.  Donated materials fulfill two purposes:  to enhance the library’s collection or to be sold by the Friends of the Library to raise money for the library.

1)  Items are evaluated based on criteria outlined in the library’s selection policy and may be used to enhance the library’s collection; 

2)  Items that are not added to the library’s collection may be sold through Used Book Sales to raise money for the library.

The following items would not be useful for these purposes and are no longer accepted:

  • Magazines or Journals
  • Records
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Moldy items
  • Items or boxes that are water or otherwise damaged
  • VHS tapes

 Examples of items that would be useful include:

  • Hardback books – both fiction and non-fiction
  • Paperback books
  • Children’s books
  • Coffee table books and collectible books
  • Music CDs
  • Unabridged Audio books on CD
  • DVDs

Donated materials are considered gifts to benefit the Thousand Oaks Library and cannot be returned to the donor.  Patrons are asked to contact the phone number below before bringing especially large donations of materials to the library, or if they have any questions about donating materials.  Receipts for tax purposes will be offered, but the value of materials is estimated by the donor, not library staff.  A book cart may be made available for donors so that they may bring materials into the library. 

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library and the Thousand Oaks Library staff thank community members for their generous donations.   Please contact Geri Trail, Vice President of Book Sales, Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, at 805-480-9737 for more information.

Donations may be taken to either of the following locations:

Grant R. Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks
(805) 449-2660

M-Th: 11am - 8pm
F: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: Noon - 5pm

Newbury Park Branch Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park
(805) 498-2139

M-W: Noon - 8pm
Th: 10am - 6pm
F: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: closed

Book carts are available for the use of donors who have boxes of used materials to bring into the building.  Please check at the Circulation desk for assistance.  Please do not leave donated materials outside the buildings.
 

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    Grant R. Brimhall Library 1401 E. Janss Road • Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 • (805) 449 2660
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