We are in need of volunteers throughout the year to assist in our workroom and at our semi-annual Old Book Sale. To volunteer in the workroom, contact us. You can visit our online sign up for the book sale.
Donate Your Gently Used Books
We accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-1pm.
Why not clean out your bookshelves to make room for new books, or better yet, for the books you buy at the Old Book Sale? It’s a recycling program that is fun! You can drop off your books at our workroom at Riverstreet Corners Center (2720 Riverside Drive, Suite 129, Macon). 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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