It’s the new year! Time to make resolutions and find space for all of the new things you got for Christmas! In other words, it’s time to get organized. Of course the Provo City Library has books on organization (THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP, anyone?). We also have a library program dedicated to organization. Come to the library on January 10th at 7:00 pm to get organization tips from local organization guru Vicki Winterton.

As you clean out the nooks and crannies of your home with your newfound organization knowledge, please consider the Provo City Library a possible place to donate unwanted books, movies, and music.

For those who are curious, here’s a brief summary of what happens when you donate items to the library.

All donations are sorted:

  • If the item is current and in pristine condition (For books, nice, clean pages with no underlining or bent pages.  For movies and CDs, no deep scratches or wear, not rated R or explicit), it is sent to the librarian in charge of that collection for consideration of inclusion in the library’s circulating collection.
  • If the item is older, with yellowed pages, underlining or other markings, or slight wear, the item is boxed up to be sold in our book sale.

Money earned from the book sales is used to fund things like our summer reading program, so it’s definitely a worthy cause.


Donation Drop

Look at our donation box, just eagerly awaiting your donations!

There are a few things the Provo City Library doesn’t consider for inclusion in our collection; these items go directly to the book sale (or sometimes get passed along to another organization or the dumpster):

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Books with water damage or that are in extremely poor condition
  • VHS tapes and cassettes  

Are you feeling the need to get organized now?  If so, the Provo City Library is here to help!

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