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.

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