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"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."

—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial

 

Gifts and Donations Policy

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Thank you for supporting your library!

The Wellington Public Library is pleased to accept gifts from the community.  Gifts are gratefully and willingly accepted as long as no restriction is placed upon their use.

Acceptance of books and other library materials will be determined by the library director on the basis of their suitability to the library’s purposes and needs in accordance with the library’s stated materials selection policy.  Items that are not added to the collection (those that are duplicates, outdated, in poor condition, etc.) will be disposed of through the library book sale or other means.  Items that are accepted will be incorporated into the collection.

The library does not accept old magazines, any textbooks or encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest Condensed Books.  At any given time book donations may be refused on the basis of lack of storage space or shelving. 

Monetary gifts will be used for the purpose specified by the donor.  Non-monetary gifts other than books may be accepted but with the understanding that the library is free to use them as needed.  Acceptance of, use of, or disposal of all gift materials will be determined by the library director or designated agent.  The library has the right to sell donated materials or to discard any gifts in poor physical condition (e.g. brittle paper, water or mildew damage, torn and/or missing pages).  Donors may request a tax donation letter from the library; however gift values will not be appraised for income tax purposes.