Book Donations

We are once again accepting donations!  There’s a drop box in our parking lot which you can use to donate books any time.  The box is affiliated with Better World Books, a for-profit company that collects and sells books online.  Each sale generates income for the library and books that are not sold are donated to literacy initiatives around the world or recycled.

The pandemic has shut down our bookstore, AfterWords, indefinitely.  Although we cannot accommodate people who want to come in and purchase, through the drop box we can still provide a place for people to donate books and generate some income for the library.

Saleable items are preferred including recent titles of books and DVDs in good condition.  No CDs, please.

**PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FOR LIBRARY BOOK RETURNS!  USE THE BOOK DROPS BY THE ENTRANCE...IF THE DROP IS FULL, PLEASE HOLD ON TO YOUR DONATIONS UNTIL IT'S EMPTY**

We have moved into Phase 3..

of our phased Re-open Plan.  On September 28, we welcomed the first patron in for a 45 minute computer appointment.  Social distancing requires us to limit public access to 2 computers and there are new procedures and restrictions.  

In spite of restrictions, allowing patrons back into the building is another step forward.  We anticipate opening up a COVID browsing library by the beginning of November with an open area for patrons of all ages to come in and browse new and selected materials from our larger collection.  Staff will be available to assist with requests and you can continue to place materials on hold for pickup.

We will continue to make foyer pickup available for those who don't want to come into the library.  Materials should still be returned into the exterior drop boxes.  You can check the complete list of instructions for more information.  

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
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