Book Donation Guidelines

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  1. New or gently used.
    • Hard cover is preferable for picture books
    • No rips, tears, writing or broken bindings
  2. Fiction
    • Children’s picture books
    • Young adult novels
    • Early readers
    • Award winning children’s books
    • Baby board books
    • Children’s poetry
    • African or African-American picture books
  3. Non-fiction
    • Science
    • Music and instruments
    • Animals
    • Planets/astronomy
    • Countries/continents
    • Oceans/Ocean life
    • African history
    • Biographies of Africans or African-Americans
    • Anatomy and health
    • Bible stories and Inspirational
  4. Educational resources
    • Children’s dictionaries/picture dictionaries
    • Children’s picture encyclopedias
    • Up to date atlases
    • Thesauruses
    • Math, algebra, geometry, science, biology, resource books
    • English grammar and comprehension
  5. Books to avoid:
    • Books about movies and TV shows
    • Books about cartoon characters and superheroes
    • Books of a violent nature
    • Adult paperback romance novels
    • Books about American holidays (no relevance)
    • Books filled with small print and no pictures (too intimidating)
    • Books that evangelize or promote a specific religion
    • Encyclopedias less than 10 years old