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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel


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  Items that are not added to the collection (those that are duplicates, outdated, in poor condition, etc.)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