Book Sales & Donations

FRIENDS of the East Moline Library Book Sale

The East Moline Library has a YEAR ROUND book sale! It is located in the lower level of the library and is accessible via stairwell or elevator. The book sale is open as long as library is open during business hours. Additionally, the FRIENDs group hosts annual sales in the spring and fall. All books are priced by “pay what you want,” meaning the items for sale are not labeled with a certain price tag and visitors can pay what they want for the item(s) being purchased from the book sale.

Donations Guide

East Moline Library appreciates the many people who wish to support their library by donating books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials. Please note the following guidelines for donating items:

We Can Accept:

  • Hardback books for children, teens, and adults: (Within the last ~10-15 years)
  • Paperback books: (Both trade and mass market paperbacks)
      fiction and nonfiction: (no outdated reference books- see below);
      within the past 10- 15 years and in good shape. (no pages missing or badly torn pages
         no covers missing; no dirty, stained, or yellowed condition)
  • Popular nonfiction books such as cookbooks, biographies, or history (also in good condition as above)
  • DVDs and Blu-Rays (fiction and nonfiction)  
  • Audiobooks on CD/or DVD
  • Music CDs
  • Puzzles (with all the pieces)
  • Day Planners and Calendars of the current year 
  • We take magazines: Weeklies: 6 month publish date and forward; Monthlies: 1 year publish date and forward

We Cannot Accept:

  • Textbooks of any kind.  
  • Reader’s digest condensed books.
  • Encyclopedias. 
  • Books in poor condition:
    (moldy, smelly, stained, yellowed, dirty, missing/torn pages and/or cover, or other damage materials)
  • Series of past yearly consolidated magazines.
  • Cassette music tapes, 8-track tapes, or any defunct formats
  • Newspapers or catalogs

A receipt can be given for the number of books donated.  An estimate of the value of the donated materials will be up the donor. The library is unable to access the value of donated items.