Cash Donations

In the past, donations have come to us through a simple check made payable to the Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library.  We look forward to more such donations.

Now, with this new website, we will be happy to receive on-line donations as well.  Any amount will be appreciated.

Memorial Contributions

You may create a separate fund in the name of someone you wish to memorialize or in your own name.


A charitable gift is one of the easiest ways for you to leave a lasting impact on something you value — the Waynesboro Public Library. Through your will or other estate plan, you can name the Friends of the Waynesboro Library as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate or of special assets in your estate. In addition to supporting the Library, your charitable gift may lessen the burden of estate taxes on your family.

If you want to be memorialized you may create a separate fund named for yourself or in honor of another that you want to memorialized. Named funds remain visible in the Friends promotional material and on the website because of the projects they support. This visibility encourages others to give.

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a permanent display in the Waynesboro Public Library that recognizes donors who helped grow the Library by contributing $500 or more to the Friends. It began growing in 2010 in conjunction with our Branch Out capital campaign to support major renovations of the Library and continues today to encourage and recognize philanthropy.


There are four levels of  Giving Tree donations

BRONZE — $500

SILVER — $1,000

GOLD — $2,500

PLATINUM — $5,000 or more

Donors are recognized by having their name engraved on an appropriately colored leaf that is added to the Giving Tree. Platinum donors are recognized by a plaque that is installed beside the Giving Tree.

The Giving Tree is a wonderful way to remember a loved one, celebrate a special event in your life, or acknowledge your love for the Waynesboro Public Library.

Book Donation

The following items will be accepted for sale through the Friends various book sales. Donations of books are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The Library will provide a receipt acknowledging donations, but does not determine the value of donations.

Donations should be delivered to the Library during regular hours. Please do not put donations in the Library’s book drop. For donations of several boxes or more, please call ahead to make arrangements.

Depending on condition and need, donated items will be added to the Library’s collection, go to the Friends Book Sale to raise funds on behalf of the Library, sent to Thrift Books to sell on behalf of the Friends, or are recycled.


The following items will be accepted

  • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition, for adults, teens, and children
  • Commercially published media (DVDs, CDs, and video games)
  • Medical and financial advice books (less than 5 years old)
  • Travel guidebooks (less than 3 years old)
  • Computer manuals (less than 5 years old)
  • Textbooks (less than 10 years old)
  • Test preparation guides (less than 5 years old)
  • Juvenile nonfiction
  • Rare and collectible books

We cannot accept

  • Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, moldy, with smoke or water damage, or with excessive writing in the text
  • Clearly outdated nonfiction materials (see above for guidelines)
  • Toys, games, puzzles, or artwork
  • Magazines (bound or unbound) or professional journals
  • Condensed books, such as Reader’s Digest
  • Encyclopedias
  • Non-commercially produced media
  • Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in
  • Computer programs
  • Books discarded by other libraries





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