Donating Books & Media – At Cedar Mill Library

Bethany Library is unable to accept donations due to space limitations.

How to Donate:

You may donate materials in good condition at the Cedar Mill Library.

Bring up to one bag of materials per day to the front desk.

Have a larger donation (more than one bag)?
Please contact our Book Sale Coordinator to make an appointment for donation drop-off. Email or call (503) 644-0043 ext 116.

We Accept New or Gently Used:

  • Children’s Books – all ages and genres
  • Adult Non-fiction books
  • Popular Fiction and Biography books published in the last four (4) years
  • Classic Fiction books (nominated or award-winning authors, any year)
  • World Language books
  • Board Games containing all pieces

We Cannot Accept:

  • Damaged, torn, soiled or mildewed items
  • Books with writing, highlighting, or underlining
  • Travel guides older than two (2) years
  • Textbooks older than five (5) years
  • SAT, ACT or college prep study books/workbooks except for current year
  • Encyclopedias, Time-Life sets, or yearbooks
  • Computer and programming manuals older than five (5) years
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Video games, audio-books on CD
  • CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays,  their empty cases
  • Vinyl LPs, cassettes, or VHS video tapes
  • Sheet music, musical scores, music instruction books
  • Software

Donation receipts available. Items may be placed in circulation or sold in the libraries’ Used Book Sale. All proceeds benefit library operations. Thank you for your support!

Donating Housewares, Clothes and Other Materials – At Second Edition Resale

Donations accepted at Second Edition Resale during normal business hours Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.

No donations accepted Sunday, Monday or during our quarterly Storewide Sales. Please check our donation guidelines before donating to help best benefit the Libraries.

See Second Edition Resale page or Instagram for schedule updates. Thank you for your support!

Second Edition Resale Shop is a fundraiser for the Cedar Mill Community Libraries Association, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation dedicated to providing public library services. Your donations support every aspect of the library’s operations and programs. Tax ID #23-7438072.

Items We Accept:

  • Clothing: Women’s, men’s, children’s, baby.
  • Shoes and bags: Women’s, men’s, children’s.
  • Jewelry: Fine and costume.
  • Magazines: Current and recent magazines for our Magazine Exchange.
  • Housewares: Utilitarian and decorative.
  • Small furniture pieces, antiques and vintage items in good condition.
  • Toys and games in good condition; must have all parts.
  • Linens, decorative pillows, sheet sets.

For books, audio books on CD, and games donations see our Book & Media Donations at Cedar Mill Library.

Items We Cannot Accept:

  • Soiled, torn, ripped, stained, moth- or rodent-eaten, or pet hair-covered clothing.
  • Wedding and prom dresses; men’s suits.
  • Chipped or cracked (glassware and china), broken or stained household items
  • Furniture, new, vintage or antique which needs repair.
  • Toy or game sets which are missing parts or pieces.
  • Large exercise equipment.
  • Building materials, door knobs, light fixtures, etc.
  • Automotive parts including tires and hub caps.
  • Mattresses, box springs, futons, bed frames, used bed pillows and mattress pads.
  • Window coverings, blinds, shades, drapes and rods.
  • Large appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, dryers, washers, freezers, etc.
  • Baby equipment including but not limited to: car seats, swings, cribs, high chairs, port-a-cribs, walkers, bouncy seats, strollers/perambulators, jumpers, play pens, backpacks.
  • Helmets of any kind: bike, lacrosse, football, skating, rock climbing, motorcycle, etc.
  • Cleated sports shoes: baseball, football, soccer, etc.
  • Hazardous chemicals/flammable chemicals/paint.
  • Older technology: analog TVs, desktop computers, monitors, printers, fax, VHS tapes, cassettes.

updated 5/3/2022