Alamance County Public Libraries are always able to accept donations to support library services offered to the community.  Donations can be in the form of the Adopt-A-Book memorial, material donations or monetary donations.  All donations are welcome. Monetary donations support a wide variety of projects, initiatives, or improvements the library may be currently undertaking.

Adopt-A-Book: Memorial & Gift Program

A unique and lasting way to remember someone special or celebrate a special occasion

The Alamance County Public Libraries offer you an alternative to “routine” gift giving.  What better way to commemorate a special occasion?  Everyone on your gift giving list is sure to appreciate the care and thoughtfulness you showed when selecting such a unique and lasting gift.  Whether your message is thoughtful or joyous, a gift from the Adopt-A-Book program is right for every occasion.

Through your adoption of a book, you are providing a gift to our entire community.  Your gift includes the placement of an attractive bookplate, and a special tribute card will be sent acknowledging your gift.

Adopt-A-Book gifts are fully tax deductible.
Questions?  Please call 336-229-3588 or your local library branch.
Print the Adopt-A-Book form here is you cannot pick-up an envelope from your library.

Adopt-A-Book for your next special occasion and discover the joy of sending a lasting tribute

Materials Donations

Alamance County Public Libraries are sometimes able to add donated materials that are of popular interest and in new or very good condition.  Otherwise, the materials are given to the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale, which in turn provides money for materials and other needs of the libraries.

Please keep in mind the following guidelines when making donations of materials to the libraries:

  • Textbooks, magazines and materials in poor physical condition can rarely be used by the libraries and do not sell very well.  These donations are discouraged.
  • Please place donations in boxes or sturdy bags.  Make sure they are of a size that can be easily lifted, as they may need to be moved several times.
  • Please be aware that library staff is not always available to help unload the materials from your vehicle.  Please call ahead if you will need this service.

If you have a small number of boxes or bags (5 or fewer) they may be taken to the public service desk at any of the Alamance County Public Libraries.  If you have a larger number, please arrange to take them to the delivery door at the May Memorial Library in Burlington between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.  Since there is no guarantee that staff will be available to help unload, it is helpful to call ahead to make arrangements.

Thank you for your support of the Alamance County Public Libraries.