Help the Friends with a Donation of Books

Book Donation Policy (June 1, 2021)

Due to the Library's evolving Covid-19 policy and a temporary shortage of book sale storage space, the Friends are curently accepting used book donations from Friends members only.

Starting July 6, we will once again be accepting book donations from the general public at all Brown County Library locations.

Thank you!

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 semi-annual Big Book Sales of used books.  In addition, new books are needed as gifts kids of families in need for 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 by December 10. New, unwrapped books can be brought to any Brown County Library, Nicolet National Bank, Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and several other locations throughout the county – just look for a Give-A-Kid-A-Book donation box!
Donate money and the library will 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 with credit card online, click here Donate Funds to GAKAB

Donate Used Books for the Big Book Sale

Donations of gently used books and media can be dropped off at any Brown County Library at any time. 

Suitable donations include:

  • Paperback and hardcover books in good condition
  • Books on CD
  • Cookbooks
  • Sheet Music
  • Jigsaw puzzles with no missing pieces
  • Rare and valuable items

Experience tells us we cannot sell the following:

  • 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 Sale is the primary fundraiser for the Friends of the Brown County Library.

All proceeds from the sale 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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515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

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