The Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees welcomes and encourages gifts of money, personal property or real estate, and donations, which are consistent with and further the Library's Mission Statement set forth in the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees.
Print and Non-Print Materials Donations
The Morton Grove Public Library accepts donations of books and other materials. Donated materials may be added to the collection in accordance with the library's Collection Development Policy. Materials not added to the collection are sold in used book sales or shared with other local organizations. The library reserves the right to accept or discard, at its discretion, any donated materials.
The Morton Grove Public Library does not provide an appraised value for donated materials, but can provide, upon request, a receipt for tax purposes specifying the number and type of donated items.
The director may accept non-dedicated monetary gifts of up to five thousand ($5,000) dollars and property with a value of up to one thousand ($1,000) dollars, without prior Library Board approval. The Library Board will accept any dedicated donation only if the donation is consistent with the Library’s mission and purposes. (Morton Grove Public Library, Bylaws of the Board of Trustees, Article VII Section 2)
All gifts of real estate may be accepted only with Library Board approval. Unless the property appears to have a valid purpose for the Library’s mission, all gifts of real estate will be sold as soon as practicable, at fair market value, and the proceeds shall be controlled by the Library Board. (Morton Grove Public Library, Bylaws of the Board of Trustees, Article VII Section 3)
Inquiries about naming Morton Grove Public Library as the beneficiary of a will or trust should be directed to the Library Director.
Donations such as artifacts or gifts of artwork, equipment, furniture, etc. are accepted only with prior approval from the Library Director.
Approved by the Morton Grove Public Library Board of Trustees, November 12, 2015
The library accepts new or gently used:
Hardcover and quality (trade) paperback books
Media materials (DVD, CD, audiobooks) in good condition
The library cannot use the following materials:
Reader's Digest condensed books
Damaged or moldy materials
Used textbooks or materials with highlighting or handwriting (except author-signed books)
Bringing Donations to the library:
Donations of books and audiovisual materials can be brought to the Check-Out Desk.
Please bring donations in small boxes or bags that can be easily carried.
Monetary and other types of donations or gifts should be directed to the library's Administrative Office during normal business hours.
Large Donations (more than 5 boxes)
If you have a large amount of materials that you wish to donate, please contact the Adult Services Department at 847-929-5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the quantity and a description of the materials. A staff person will contact you promptly to let you know if the library is able to accept a large number of materials at the time you wish to bring in the materials.