Donating Books & Media – At Cedar Mill Library

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

We Accept New or Gently Used:

  • Books
  • Audio Books on CD
  • Video Games
  • Board Games with all pieces

How to Donate:

Bring your items to the front desk at the Cedar Mill Library only.

Have a larger donation (more than one bag)?
Contact our Book Sale Coordinator at Cedar Mill Library via email at or call (503) 644-0043 ext 116
to make an appointment to drop off your donation.

We Cannot Accept:

  • Music CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, or their empty cases
  • 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
  • Encyclopedias or yearbooks
  • Computer and programming manuals older than five (5) years
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Vinyl LPs, Cassettes, or VHS video tapes
  • Software

Donation receipts available. Items may be placed in circulation or sold in the libraries’ Used Book Sale. All proceeds benefit library operations.

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