The Sugar Grove Public Library welcomes gifts, donations, endowments, and planned giving that support the Library mission and scope of service, subject to Director and / or Board approval.
Volunteers keep shelves organized, shelve books, take care of the grounds (weeding, planting, cleaning outside), assist during the summer reading program, and help with other special projects and events. The Library accepts volunteers age 13 and older, and has a VolunTEENs program exclusively for people ages 13 - 18.
The Library would not function without the help of our strong volunteer team. Volunteers are extremely valued members of our library team!
You can submit completed application at the Circulation desk or by emailing the Circulation Department.
Adult Volunteer Training / Orientation
Search for "Volunteer" on the Library's event calendar to find the next available date.
LIbrary Wish List
We have created a wish list of day-to-day items, needs for programming, office supplies, and also unique items for the collection. You may order from the list and items will be shipped directly to the Library.
Thank you for supporting the Sugar Grove Public Library!
How many books or other items can I donate?
Please limit your donations to two boxes at a time, or about 25 books/items. We are very limited on storage space and staff time. Please go through each item and ensure it meets the guidelines below. When you drop off your books, please provide your own bag/box. We can not unload your books and give you back your container.
What items can I donate?
We accept books, DVDs, video games, and CDs in gift-giving condition*.
*Gift-giving condition generally means that the book is not yellowed, worn, ripped, or out of date. It generally means that it is a book published recently.
We will NOT accept the following items:
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Books with water damage, mold/mildew, cigarette odors, cobwebs, or yellowed/worn/torn.
- Free pamphlets, local directories, yearbooks, workbooks, & coloring books.
Where can I go to donate materials that are not accepted here?
- Goodwill, 481 E. Countryside Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560
- Beautiful U Thrift Store, 112 North Main St, Elburn, IL
- Goodwill, 1901 Hill Avenue, Montgomery, IL 60538
- Goodwill, 450 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
- Salvation Army, 1590 Douglas Rd, Montgomery, IL 60538
- A local church, school, charity, or other miscellaneous donation sites.
Do you provide a donation receipt?
Yes, we provide a signed donation slip upon request. We do not provide a value amount of your donation.
What do you do with donations?
Donations not added to the collection go to the Sugar Grove Library Friends Used Book Sale (currently this is located in the Now Space and is only 4 shelves), Discover Books, or Goodwill. Once your item has been donated, we can’t follow up with you regarding where your donation goes.
Why don’t you add all donations to the library collection?
Donations must meet our collection development standards. We will not add a second copy of a book we already own, a book that contains outdated information, or a book that is not popular and won't circulate. Our goal is to keep our collection current and relevant to the community. In addition, donations cost $5-$8 to add to the library collection. The cost includes materials used to prepare the book including book covers, barcodes, original record creation, and staff time.
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