How to Donate Gently Used Books

for Lake Worth Little Free Libraries

artwork by Jane Mount

If you have been thinking about donating the gently used books in your home library to the Lake Worth Little Free Libraries project, Thank You! Here are some guidelines for the type of books we happily accept.

Children's books in gently used condition, baby board books up to teen chapter books are always appreciated. Picture books about dinosaurs and animals are always favorites, but any child's book in good condition will fly out of our Little Free Libraries at the speed of love.

Our LFLs also serve the grown-ups in our community and here's where the list of what we can use narrows down a bit. Fiction only please! Travel books, reference books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and like that don't work for us. Text books, business related, self help and books of a political or religious nature don't work for us either.

Hard cover fiction for grown-ups should be in excellent condition, preferably with the dust covers intact. Paperback books, also fiction only please, are very welcome as long as they are in good condition.

Space in the Little Free Libraries is extremely limited and we try very hard to maintain inventories that have the broadest possible appeal to the most people. To arrange a pick-up in this area, please Contact Us. 

Of course you may choose to "Leave A Book" in any of the Little Free Libraries, but we ask you to please be mindful of these guidelines. Overfilling a Little Free Library makes it difficult for readers to see what's available.

Yes, Please

​Baby Board Books
Classic & Contemporary Children's Storybooks
Chapter books for tween-age boys and girls
Graphic Novels for Tweens and Teens
Young Adult Fiction
Paperback and Soft Cover Novels
in good condition, no yellowed or torn pages
Cooking, Gardening and Crafting Books
Nature books of all kinds for all ages
Birding books are very popular
Biographies
Hard Cover Grown-up Fiction
with dust covers intact
Books in Spanish and Creole
always deeply appreciated

No, Thank You

​Religious Texts or Pamphlets
Self-Help Books
Politically Aimed Books
Travelogues
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries,Thesaurus
Text Books and Manuals
Reference Books
Over-sized coffee table books

Little Free Libraries were established in Lake Worth to enhance literacy and build community. We are well aware of the broad spectrum of political persuasions and the wide diversity of religious convictions in our Community.  Our Public Library is filled with many volumes covering both of these wide ranging topics and we invite our neighbors to visit there soon and often to choose books that speak to their political and religious convictions. Our Little Free Libraries are first of all ~ Little ~ and it's simply not possible to offer an equal or adequate representation of all these types of books. Books of a religious or political nature that may be left by well-meaning neighbors will be removed and appropriately recycled.

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