Encore! Books is accepting donations

To the Editor:

Many community members have asked when Encore! Books would be accepting donations. So many people have books they read when sheltered in place, and the ones that accumulated when cleaning your attics and basements.

That time has arrived! Pack your items in boxes or bags as we need to follow strict protocols and put the donations in quarantine. Encore! Books (Friends of the Voorheesville Public Library) will accept books and media donations during the last weekend in September. It is our intention to get a jump start on stocking and organizing for the spring of 2021.

You may bring your boxed or bagged materials to the Prospect Street side of the library. Volunteers will be there to collect your donations on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sunday, Sept 27, drop off will be by appointment only.  Those requesting an appointment should send an email to: friends@voorpl.org.

We welcome the following in good condition:

— Children’s and adult books, audio books, CDs and DVDs;

— Hardcover and softcover fiction;

— Recent hardcover and softcover non-fiction (less than 10 years old, health-related topics less than five years old);

— Classics and vintage books;

— Recent travel guides;

— Foreign language books and dictionaries;

— Sheet music; and

— Jigsaw puzzles.

We regret that we are unable to accept:

— Any materials in poor condition (moldy, torn, written in, discolored, highlighted, broken binding, etc.);

— Encyclopedias, English dictionaries, text books, condensed books;

— Magazines and catalogs; and

— VHS or cassette tapes.


 Please enter the parking lot using the upper entrance on Prospect Street and exit via the lower exit. We will make every attempt to remove your boxes and bags while you remain in your car. All donated items will be quarantined for several days before we are able to go through them.

We look forward to seeing you (at a safe distance!) when you drop off your books and media. As always we thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a reopening when winter ends and the days warm up in 2021.

Patty Miller


Encore! Books


Karen Klevanosky

Publicist, treasurer

Friends of Library

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