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Make a Cash Donation
The library appreciates cash donations of any amount. Funds donated to the Thomas Crane Public Library are used to support library collections, programs and services. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. For more information, call the library office at 617-376-1312.
Donate Books & Materials
We welcome donations of books, CDs and DVDs. We cannot accept textbooks, cassette tapes, videotapes, LP records, magazines (including National Geographic), Reader’s Digest condensed books, broken or damaged items, items that are missing parts, non-book or media items (e.g. toys, calendars, cards, etc.), and personally recorded audio or video items.
How much can be donated at one time?
Because of space limitations, we cannot accept more than several boxes or bags at one time. For larger donations, please call 617-376-1312.
What happens to donated materials?
Library staff members evaluate all materials to see if the materials can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection may be sold at The Crane Library Bookstore run by the Friends of the Library. The library disposes of any unacceptable materials.
Where can I donate materials?
We accept donations at any library location during open hours.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
If you include your name and address with your donation, we eill send you a receipt. We are unable to appraise donated materials.
Whether you are up for a long-term commitment or an occasional task, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. From reading to a child or tutoring a beginning adult reader to shelving materials, sorting books for a booksale or beautifying library grounds, there are many ways to contribute your time and talent!
Become a Friend
The Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library is a 600+ member organization that provides funding for library events and programs through memberships, fundraising events and donations.