Sutton Free Library
DONATIONS, GIFTS, and FUNDRAISING POLICY

DONATED MATERIALS

 

If donated materials are new or are of special interest to the community, Sutton Free Library may add them to its collection. Otherwise, the Library reserves the right to make whatever disposition it deems advisable, including sale as a fundraiser. The library gladly accepts items that are in merchantable condition.

YES, PLEASE:

  • Hardcover fiction and non-fiction

  • Gently used hardcover children's materials

  • Trade and mass-market paperbacks

  • Travel books – current year only

  • Puzzles (must include all pieces)

  • Magazines (current issue only, at discretion of the Library Director)

  • Audio books on CD*

  • DVDs*
    *Must be operable and include casing with artwork

 

SORRY, NO:

  • Textbooks

  • Audio books on cassette

  • VHS tapes

  • Music

  • Software

  • Leftovers from book sales

  • Journals/ old magazines

  • Encyclopedia sets

  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

 

PROHIBITED

 

Materials that are dirty, moldy, smelly, or water damaged, or have yellowed pages, missing covers or pages, excessive markings, or damaged bindings or pages.

 

PERSONAL DONATIONS

 

In accordance with NH RSA 202-A:4-d, Acceptance of Personal Property Donated to Libraries:

  • Sutton Free Library shall retain the right to accept or refuse any non-monetary gift offered to the Library. This may include but is not limited to furnishings, artwork, computers, equipment, books, videos and audio books, plants, lighting, and children's toys.

  • The Library will accept only those items that will serve a useful purpose in the Library.

  • The Library retains the right to dispose of any items it has accepted if those items no longer serve a useful purpose, if they become unusable because of damage or wear, or there is no longer space for those items to be used. The Library shall have no obligation to inform the donor of its intent to dispose of the items. 

COLLECTION OF FUNDS BY ORGANIZATIONS

 

Town associations such as the Conservation Commission, Sutton Historical Society, Sutton Central School, and the Friends of Sutton Free Library may, with the permission of the Library Director, sell or distribute materials on library property. Priority will be given to  projects which support the library’s mission, goals and/or programs. Outside organizations may not do so without permission of the Board of Trustees. 

Adopted by the Sutton Free Library Board of Trustees on February 5, 2019.