Donate Books & Items

As of Tuesday, June 30th, the library can accept item donations.

During the library’s open hours, there will be a cart at the front door where boxes of donations may be left. Please read over the requirements carefully. If you have questions, call us at 717-560-6441 or email info@mtpl.info

Donations are only accepted during the library’s open hours. Please do not leave any items when the library is closed, and please do not put donations into the book drops.

Donate books & items for sale or collection

Downsizing? Managing an estate sale? Want to make room on your shelves for new books, movies or CDs? Consider donating them to the library. Box them up and bring them over. Items can be donated during the library’s regular business hours and all donations must be given to a staff member. If you require proof of the donation please ask staff for a receipt of donation.

The library accepts donations of new and very good condition used books for our book sales and collection. The library cannot guarantee that any material donated to the library will be added to the collection, and items that cannot be added to the collection may be sold. The sale and proceeds of donated books raise funds for library operations.

All materials must be in salable condition and be free of mold, mildew, or water damage.

The library accepts donations of:

  • used books
  • textbooks
  • dictionaries
  • DVDs
  • music CDs
  • audiobook CDs

The library does not accept:

  • VHS tapes
  • cassette tapes
  • encyclopedias
  • condensed books (such as Reader’s Digest books)
  • magazines