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Donations or Memorials

Gifts of Library Materials

Calcasieu Parish Public Library accepts unrestricted, irrevocable gifts of books and other library materials.

  • Your donations are accepted with the understanding that they’ll be added to the collection following the Material Selection Plan.
  • The library reserves the right to sell or otherwise dispose of gifts and donated materials through branch book sales, the Friends of the Library book sales, recycling or disposal services.
  • Calcasieu Parish Public Library will not assign a value to donated gift materials. However, the library will stamp or sign the patron’s list of items for X number of books, boxes of books, books-on-tapes, etc., which you can use for tax purposes.

Memorials/In Honor Of

  • Patrons may donate funds to purchase library materials in memory of someone or honor of someone.
  • They may make general suggestions regarding the subject matter.
  • Materials are selected and bought by the Collection Development Coordinator.
  • A book plate is placed in the material, and when it is sent to the library branch, the donor and the honoree’s family are notified.
  • Direct donation of actual materials is discouraged as these are often not in compliance with collection selection rules regarding currency, authority, etc.

Monetary Donations

  • Gifts of money are always welcome and appreciated.
  • Specific recommendations from the donor are honored as far as the suggestions enhance subject areas of need within the collection and are following the Collection Development Policy selection guidelines.