Help the Friends with a Donation of Books

Your donations of books are accepted all year long!

Our activities are, of course, centered around books.  Each year, we contribute over $50,000 to support the continuing needs of the Brown County Libraries, and a significant share of that comes from our fundraising activities such as our Big Book Sales of used books.  In addition, new books are needed as gifts to kids of families in need through our Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign.  We invite you to help us with your donations of books.

Donate New Books for the Give-A-Kid-A-Book Campaign

Donations of new, unwrapped books for babies, children, or teens to age 18 can be dropped off at any Brown County Library at any time. Just let us know they are for Give-A-Kid-A-Book! Help every child discover the joy of receiving one’s very own book.

Donate NEW, unwrapped, unmarked books that are fun for babies, children, or young adults up to age 18. How to shop:

  • Drop off your new, unwrapped books at any Give-A-Kid-A-Book donation box!  Boxes can be found at the Brown County Library Branches, any Green Bay area Nicolet National Bank branch, Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Green Bay area YMCAs, and several other locations throughout the county.

  • Not sure what to buy?  Visit the GAKAB Wish List at Lion's Mouth Bookstore, either in person at 211 N. Washington St. in Green bay, or online at

  • Help support GAKAB by shopping at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair featuring GAKAB being held on Saturday, November 19, 2022.  Shop for your personal and GAKAB purchases, and when you present the GAKAB code 12633376 at checkout, a percentage of the net proceeds from all sales that use this code will go to GAKAB.  You can also shop online from November 19-23 to continue to earn these Book Fair rewards for GAKAB!  Be sure to use the Book Fair code 12633376 at checkout.

  • You can shop online at either, (see instructions), or (see instructions)

You can also donate money and let the library shop for you!

  • To donate by check, make checks payable to “Friends of BCL - GAKAB” and mail it to 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301.

  • To donate online with a credit card, click here Donate Funds to GAKAB

Donate Used Books for the BIG Book Sale

Donations of gently used books and other items may be dropped off at any Brown County Library during regular open hours. For donations of 6 or more boxes, or if you need assistance unloading, please drop off at the Central Library during the following hours:

  • Monday-Friday 9 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 9 am-Noon

Suitable donations include:

  • Paperback and hardcover books in good condition
  • Cookbooks
  • Children's books
  • Sheet Music
  • Jigsaw puzzles with no missing pieces
  • Rare and valuable items

Experience tells us we cannot sell the following:

  • Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • CDs (music)
  • Torn, soiled, heavily marked, or mildewed materials
  • Books with missing pages
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Antiquarian books (published prior to 1960), unless considered in the "Rare and Valuable" category above
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines, including Time, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic, and Prevention
  • Outdated (more than 5 years old) computer books, medical texts, tax guides, almanacs, law books or training manuals
  • Books and Music on cassette tapes
  • VHS tapes
  • Video Games
  • Records
  • Computer Software

Thank You!  Your donations are very much appreciated!

Our Big Book Sales are the primary fundraisers for the Friends of the Brown County Library.

All proceeds from the sales benefit the Brown County Library and are used to fund library equipment,

programs and materials.

The Friends of the Brown County Library is a

501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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