Volunteer & Donate


We are in need of volunteers throughout the year to assist in our workroom and at our semi-annual Book Sale. To volunteer in the workroom, contact us.

Donate Your Gently Used Books

We are accepting donations even though the next book sale is unscheduled. We are checking regularly for boxes and bags left outside our workroom in Riverstreet Corners.

Why not clean out your bookshelves to make room for new books, or better yet, for the books you buy at the Book Sale? It’s a recycling program that is fun! Our mailing address is PO Box 18175, Macon, GA 31209.

You can also bring them to the desk of the Washington Memorial Library or any of the Bibb County library branches. Be sure to mark your bags or boxes “Friends” or “Book Sale” so we will be sure to get them.

If you are wondering what makes a book gently used, it is a book that is in good enough condition for someone else to read. Most of our shoppers avoid books that are water damaged, moldy, or falling apart. The only exception is a book that is very old, but even those items should have all the pages intact. We request that you avoid donating magazines, encyclopedias, and condensed books as they are not sold at the Book Sale.

Memorial Book Program

The Friends of the Macon-Bibb County Libraries Memorial Books Program gives you the opportunity to remember and honor friends and family. Please send donations in honor of, or in memory of, your friends and loved ones. A bookplate will be placed inside a book’s cover giving the name of the person being remembered, along with the name of the donor. When the book becomes old and it is time to remove it from the collection, a new bookplate will be prepared with the same name(s) and placed inside a new book. There is a $20.00 minimum for memorial books.

To donate to the Friends through the Memorial Book Program, please download, print, and return our form. You may download it here.

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