The library benefits from our Book Sales throughout the year, organized and produced by our volunteers. We rely every year on donations of books and the efforts of our volunteers. Our budget is boosted by $20,000 or more each year!

Even when we don’t have a full-scale book sale in progress, there is usually a table of books for sale in the library rotunda on the ground floor–and ask about the paperback spinner.

Proceeds from all sales support the library.

Camden Public Library Book Donation Policy

Donations of books, movies, and music in good condition or better are always welcome.  Please be sure items are clean (not musty or moldy).  Please call ahead to the Library (236-3440) if you have more than two boxes or large bags of books to donate. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you.  We will call you back to schedule a convenient time for you to bring in your donation.

Sorry, but we do not accept the following:

  • Musty or moldy or damaged items
  • Encyclopedias
  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Magazines or other periodicals
  • Vinyl records
  • Most textbooks (call first to see if the topics of the text books you want to donate are subjects we feel our buyers will purchase)
  • Medical or health books more than 5 years old
  • Technical or computer books more than 5 years old

Once donations are accepted, they may be added to the Library’s collection or they may be sold at a book sale or on line.  In the event of items being sold, the proceeds are used to support library programs. Your donation makes difference!  And we thank you for it!