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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest


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  Items that are not added to the collection (those that are duplicates, outdated, in poor condition, etc.)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.