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Donate to the Library

To continue the mission of the Library and participate in mutual aid initiatives in Maplewood and beyond, we are currently accepting the following items:

  • Used books, DVDs, etc. in good condition to be circulated
    If we are unable to add donated books to our collection, they may be sold, given away, or recycled. If you want items that won't be added to our collection returned to you, please inform staff at time of donation. If you would like a book plate placed in donated materials to acknowledge your donation, please inform staff at time of donation. 
  • New books, DVDs, etc. to be circulated
    Please send adult items attn: Andréa and juvenile/young adult items attn: Kim. If you would like a book plate placed in donated materials to acknowledge your donation, please inform staff at time of donation. Donated materials are subject to our material selection and reconsideration policies.
  • New, unopened art supplies for youth programs and take-and-make crafts
    If you are interested in donating in this way, please reach out to Kim for details by calling 314-781-7323 or emailing kroyer@maplewoodpubliclibrary.org.
  • Stamps
    Maplewood Public Library has partnered with other St. Louis area libraries to provide reference services to incarcerated individuals. Due to the high volume of requests received and the cost of postage, stamps would help us continue this much needed service.
  • Menstrual products
    The Library offers free period products to visitors in an attempt to increase period equity.
  • Non-perishable and shelf-stable food 
    The Library has a mini food pantry on our property. Food items may be placed directly in the pantry or delivered to Library staff. Personal hygiene items are also accepted. PLEASE NOTE: Our food pantry is currently not in use. We anticipate getting a new pantry in May 2024.

Monetary donations can be made by cash, check, or debit/credit cards. Please make checks payable to Maplewood Public Library.

The sale of Maplewood Public Library merchandise also assists with furthering our programs and initiatives. See below for information on available items!

T-shirts: $12 Adult and Youth sizes available. Supplies are limited; see staff for available sizes and colors!
Mugs: $8
a green coffee cup on a brown blanket

Tote bags: $12

We will be offering curbside-only services beginning June 10. Visit our Library Renovation Project page for details.
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