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The Friends of the Worcester Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization of volunteers helping to enhance the library's services to the people of the Worcester area. We were founded in 1956 to rally public support for a new main library building.

To make a tax deductible contribution please mail check or money order to Friends of WPL, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608-2074.

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Donating Books and Other Materials to the library

We are happy to accept:
Books, CDs and DVDs that are in good condition. We accept recently published materials (within the last three years).

We do not accept:
Textbooks (unless they are unmarked and no more than 5 years old). Books that are in poor condition, e.g. marked, torn, dirty, moldy or smelly. No Encyclopedias, magazines or condensed works.

How to donate materials:
If you have 10 books or fewer to donate, you may bring them to the Welcome Desk on the 1st Floor of the Main Library. If you have more than 10 books to donate, please call ahead before you bring them to the library. We will ask you that when you arrive, please call 508-799-1655 x3 or come to the 1st floor Welcome Desk to let us know you are here. We will let you know where to unload your donations. The Worcester Public Library puts many donated books into the collection; others may be sold by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library at their book sales or in the Food for Thought Store. If you wish to be given a receipt for the items you donated, please count the number of items given, e.g. 45 books and 10 DVDs, before you bring the materials to the Library. IRS rules do not allow the Library to place a monetary value on your gift. We will be happy to give you a receipt indicating the number of items donated.

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