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Hastings Public Library

Donate Materials to the Library

Our community is extremely generous in supporting us and we greatly appreciate it. The Library is happy to accept most donations during normal business hours, please see below for specific details based on the type of donation.

Materials We Can Accept

  • New or gently used books and comic books for all ages
    • Please contact us ahead of time for large amounts to be donated.
  • DVDs, Blu-ray and Audiobooks in playable condition
  • Music CDs in playable condition

Materials We Cannot Accept

  • Books in poor condition that are dirty, moldy, chewed on or otherwise difficult to read
  • Magazines
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS and cassette tapes

What Do We Do with Donated Materials?

The Friends of the Hastings Public Library process all donated reading and A/V materials. Items in good shape might be given to the library to add to the collection or placed in the Friends Store for sale to raise money in support of the library.

All other items will go onto the Free Cart for patrons to take home and enjoy.

Monetary Donations

The library can accept donations via cash or check. Checks should be made out to Hastings Public Library.

Patrons can make general donations to support library programs, operations or material acquisition. Patrons can specify what they wish their donation to be used for.

Patrons can also sponsor purchase of specific materials, what we call a SHARE. Once purchased, those items will receive a bookplate indicating the sponsoring patron who will also be the first to use the item before other patrons may check it out.

Memorial Donations

Some patrons wish to purchase specific items or make general donations in memory of someone else. These items will receive a bookplate indicating who the item is in memory of. See us here at the library for assistance.

Library of Things

Patrons wishing to donate items in support of our Library of Things can speak with the Director, Children's Librarian or Circulation Supervisor. New or gently used items in good condition that can meet the needs of our community will be considered for addition.

Other Donations

Donations of other items not mentioned above should be discussed with the Director, Children's Librarian or Circulation Supervisor depending on the item.

These items might include art supplies/equipment, office supplies/equipment, technology items, stocks, bonds and other non-cash/check monetary ways to support library operations.

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Fax: 269-948-3874 (fax)

Library and Drive-thru Hours (effective July 6, 2020)

Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday:
10:00am - 2:00pm

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