Library Donations!

In the middle of a mystery bundle give away post on Facebook the other day, I included a side comment about books for libraries or other charities. The response was overwhelming. (Thanks, all!) So I’m making this post the Official Library Donation Spot.

I would be delighted to see all my author copies flutter away to libraries, hospices, and shelters since it’s silly for them to be mouldering on shelves when they could be read and enjoyed. The only caveat is that all of these places tend to have their own collection and donation policies. So:

— If you’re a librarian or work at one of these organizations and would like a book donation, email away! If you let me know where to send them (and if there are any particular needs), I’ll bundle up some books for you.

— If you think your library/organization might want them but you don’t work or volunteer there, it would be a great help if you could check with the relevant librarian/coordinator and have them contact me if they’re interested. As much as I’d love to send books to everyone, I need to make sure they’re really wanted and who the correct contact is before I can put them in the mail.

Here is the list I have so far (in no particular order):

— FMWR Fort Lee Community Library
— Hurricane Branch Library
— Opelousas Public Library
— Cleveland Bradley County Public Library
— Dayton Valley Branch Library
— Manna House and Safe Harbor, Brunswick, GA
— Rourk Branch Library
— Oak Park Public Library
— Bath Twp Library
— Sterling Municipal Library
— Lincolnville Community Library

Is there anyone I’ve left out? If you don’t see your library or organization here, just let me know!


  1. Susan SHaw on June 13, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Camden Public Library, Camden Maine 04843 My friend, Ken Gross, runs the programs…Ken Gross
    Lincolnville Community Library… Lincolnville didn’t even have a library until recently, when a group of dedicated volunteers got the library rolling! (Literally!)Check out the little movie at the bottom of the page! My husband, Paul Cartwright helped coordinate the moving of the donated building, the old schoolhouse, across the street to some donated land!
    They are both extraordinary libraries, with wonderful community programs for everyone! Thanks so much Lauren, for these opportunities. I could bring the books there, or contact the folks there on the website? Thanks so much, Susan Shaw

    • Lauren on June 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Thanks, Susan! I’ll send some books your way for them!

  2. Jennifer Stock on June 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Thank you, Lauren, for donating your books to libraries. I received a bundle of your books last year for my library, the Helen Kate Furness Free Library in Wallingford, PA, and it’s now rare that I see them on the shelves – they’ve been checked out since I received them. Thank you, again!

    • Lauren on June 14, 2016 at 9:38 am

      That makes me so happy to hear! Thanks, Jennifer!

  3. Angie Caughlin on June 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Lauren, that is very generous of you.

  4. Deborah Deguchi on June 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Hello Lauren, Security Public Library would love some books, it is a small library. I called them and they said they would love to have some of your books. Thank You so much, Deb Deguchi

    Att. Barbra Janssen (she is the head Librarian)
    Security Public Library
    715 Aspen Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911

    • Lauren on June 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Deb! I’ve added it to the list!

  5. Laura on June 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Lauren-

    I am a member of Friends of Tuzzy Library at the Top of the World in Barrow. We would be honoured to have copies of your books in our collection.

    The mailing address is:
    Tuzzy Consortium Library
    attn Erin Hollingsworth
    PO Box 749
    Barrow, AK (AL is the abbreviation for Alabama!!)

    Thank you so much!

    • Lauren on June 28, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Thanks, Laura! I’ll add Tuzzy Library to the list…. The books will probably make their way into the mail later this week or early next week as I continue to make my way through the list.

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