Gifts and Donations
The Greenfield Public Library accepts donations of new, self-published books by local authors (see Collection Development Policy).
Used books will be accepted by the Friends of the GPL at specified times and by appointment only in the weeks before a book sale. (Criteria for acceptable materials can be found here.)
Suggested places to donate materials include:
- Books through bars in Turners Falls (with various drop-off locations in Greenfield)
- The Franklin County House of Correction
- Local area elder housing locations, hospitals, or shelters
- Roundabout Books
Monetary gifts are frequently made to the Library and are gratefully accepted. Checks may be made out to the Town of Greenfield and will be placed in a special Gift Account specifically and solely for the use of the Library. The donor need not specify a specific purpose for the gift.
Many people choose to donate money for books in memory of, or in honor of, an individual. These gifts are also welcomed. The donor is free to suggest the subject matter, particularly as it relates to the individual being honored, and the Library staff will take those suggestions into careful consideration when they select and purchase the material in accordance with the Library’s Collection Management Plan. A memorial bookplate will be placed in these items.
For security purposes, the upstairs floor closes 15 minutes before closing time. Main doors are locked 5 minutes before closing.
- Circulation Desk: 413-772-1544, option 4
- Children’s Room: 413-772-1544, option 5
- Information Services: 413-772-1544, option 6
- Greenfield Public Library
- 412 Main Street
- Greenfield, MA 01301
LIBRARY DIRECTOR, Anna Bognolo
- 413-772-1544 x 5109