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3 Great Reasons to Donate Your Old Books

3 Great Reasons to Donate Good Used Books!

Even in today’s high-tech world, traditional hard copy books still have the amazing ability to offer inspiration, insight and education. And sometimes, there’s just nothing better than holding a book in your hand, rather than a cell phone or a tablet.

But what if you have too many books that you no longer need? Then it may be time to let them find new owners!

Below are some fantastic reasons why you should donate good quality used books to the Jefferson County Library Foundation!

Donating Good Books Gives Them Extra Purpose

Yes, even those you cherish so much and would have a hard time parting with!

When you donate your books, you allow the opportunity to let those texts have new life. Whether they end up in the hands of a young teen looking for an exciting new story to read, or they become part of a collection on someone else’s shelf, donating your books expands their purpose and influence in a fascinating way.

You Can Support Your Local Library System

If you donate good books to JCLF, you are — in effect — supporting all of our public libraries in Jefferson County, Colorado!

We collect these books (and good quality CDs, DVDs and vinyl records!) for our book sales, which helps raise money in support of early childhood literacy, technology, education and other programs held at various libraries in our system. And for those that are rare collectibles or vintage books, we are happy to sell them online via our JCLF storefront — Jeffco Friends — to increase the monies we raise in support of Jefferson County Public Library!

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

Have a few (or a bunch) of great books sitting on a shelf? Clear out the space by bringing in books by the box-load at our donation center in Wheat Ridge!

Or if you’re downsizing into a new home, consider going through your book cases to see which ones you think others will love reading as much as you did.

PLUS, your contributions are tax deductible, and we will give you a receipt for your tax purposes!

It’s a win-win for everyone.

Ready to Donate? Come by JCLF!

At the Jefferson County Library Foundation, our goal is to support and enrich the resources and services our library system provides to the community. Help us continue to achieve our mission by donating your good quality used books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records! (Sorry, we do not accept VHS tapes, cassettes or magazines!) We will accept  donations Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at:

10790 W. 50th Avenue, Suite 200
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

gift wrapped in red paper and gold bow

Standley Lake Library Holiday Sale – December 12 – 13

xmas giftOur Holiday Sale continues at Standley Lake Library. JCLF sets aside the best books all year round just for these special sales, where you can find great gifts at great prices. Best of all–proceeds from these sales go back to help the Jefferson County Library Foundation and the programs and services of Jefferson County Public Library.

When: Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 13, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street, Arvada

Belmar Library Holiday Sale, November 20-22

bike-rack-belmarGet a jump on your holiday shopping at the Belmar Holiday Sale.

“We work all year long to put the best books aside for the Belmar Holiday Sale,” said volunteer and Friend, Linda Abbott. “These are all new or nearly new books—Books that make good gifts.”

Bargain hunters will find brand new DVDs still in shrink wrap for just $2.50, hardback coffee table books for less than $10 and children’s books starting at $1.

The Belmar Holiday Sale will take place Friday through Sunday, November 20-22, 2015, at the Belmar Public Library (555 S Allison Parkway, Lakewood). The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.