The proceeds from the Friends of the Library bookstore, book sales, and online store go directly to the Pleasanton Public Library to help fund children's and adult programs, collection additions, and special purchases. We greatly appreciate your donations.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
What materials can I donate?
Books, textbooks (last five years), compact discs, DVDs, sheet music, magazines, records, and audio books can be donated. All donations must be clean and in good condition.
What items are not accepted?
Old textbooks and encyclopedias older than five years cannot be accepted, unfortunately. Books that have been damaged, bug infested, moldy, missing parts or pages are not saleable.
Where do donations go?
In most cases, the donations given to the Friends of the Library are sorted, priced, and sold at the biannual book sales and the Friends’ bookstore. Some book donations are added to the library collection, especially if they are books of special or local interest. In addition, high-value and unique book donations are made available through our online sales site: Friends of Pleasanton Library on Amazon.
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library will determine if donations of books and other material will be sold through its bookstore, book sales, online, or shared with Better World Books or other charitable organizations.
Are gifts tax deductible?
Yes! The Friends of the Pleasanton Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law. A receipt is available upon request. The valuation of the book and non-print materials is the responsibility of the donor; however, the number and type of material given will be acknowledged.
The Friends of the Library take pride in contributing to the excellence of the Pleasanton Public Library. You can support our efforts, and find great bargains on books, by visiting the Friends' bookstore in the library and during our biannual book sales (typically held in March or April and September or October).
Your continued patronage of the Friends' bookstore and biannual book sales are vitally important and appreciated.
Monetary and Memorial Gifts
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library welcome gifts of cash or stock. Because the Friends have a 501(c)(3) status granted by the Internal Revenue Service and gifts to that organization are income tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, monetary gifts should be made payable to the Friends of the Pleasanton Library.
Real Estate or Other Personal Property
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library will accept gifts of real property that either support or could be sold to support the mission of the library. Such offers will be handled by the treasurer, who in consultation with the Board, will determine the suitability of the gift and the terms of acceptance compatible with the library’s mission and policies, the donor’s intent and applicable laws.