Book Donation Information

Friends of the South River Library Book Donation Information



1.  How and when can book donations be made?

Book donations can be made when the South River Library is open.  

Please call us at 732-254-2488 during library hours.

Do not leave donations in the book drop or outside of the Library.


2.  What type of books are accepted for the book sale?

We accept fiction and current non-fiction for both children and adults.


3.  Are there any types of books that we are especially looking for?

We are always on the look-out for children's easy readers and picture books; books for tweens and young adult. 

We accept all types and ages of cookbooks.  This includes cookbooks which have been put out by churches, firehouses, Scouts and other organizations. 

Recently published popular fiction is appreciated.


4.  What types of books don't we want?

Anything in poor condition or outdated should be recycled, such as:

Computer manuals - if you don't need them, neither do we

NO Text books.

Out of date science books.

Books that have been chewed by your pet or child.

Children's books that have been written in/scribbled in.

Workbooks, puzzle books, coloring books that are partially filled in.

Books that are falling apart; smell of dust, mildew or smoke.

When in doubt, ask yourself “would I pay money for this at a book sale?”

Keep in mind that the book sale is run by volunteers. Therefore, taking a few minutes to ensure the books you are donating are in good condition is greatly appreciated. 


5.  What about (audio) non-print items?

We gladly accept CDs, DVDs, and Audio Books

We don't accept cassettes and VCR tapes, please put them in the trash.