Book Donations

BooksAre you doing some cleaning and have books in good condition you want to part with?  The Friends of the Library are always looking for donations in good condition. Please, no moldy books or books stored in garages.

Donated books can be dropped off at the library during business hours.  If you need help carrying them in, let us know at the front desk and we'll be happy to help.  Since the Friends are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization your donations are tax deductible. Please ask for a tax donation form if desired. 

All donated books are sorted for use in the Book Store or saved for quarterly Friends of the Library book sales. Some unique items may be sold online. Most items in the Friends of the Library Book Store are only $2.00 each. There are not only books, but music CDs, DVDs, and magazines.

All donations will be inspected before accepting and staff has the right to refuse donations. 


  • Children’s, teen, and adult hardcover and paperback books in good condition
  • Commercially published CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks
  • Current monthly editions of magazines
  • Complete or unopened puzzles
  • Literary classics or collections, any age, in good condition    

Not Acceptable:

  • Large quantities of books in sealed boxes
  • Boxes from long term or garage storage. Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, and moldy, with smoke or water damage, or with excessive writing in the text.
  • Outdated materials; cassettes or VHS tapes. We LOVE items published within the last few years. Older items are not easily marketable.
  • Condensed books (Reader’s Digest) or abridged books
  • Professional journals, textbooks, or Encyclopedias
  • National Geographic magazines

Thank you for your donations!  All proceeds benefit library programs, technology, and special needs over and above the city budget.

Monetary Donations

If you are considering a monetary donation, please consider donating to either the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library or the Safety Harbor Library Foundation. Donations are tax deductible.

  • Online donations to the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library can be made via Network for Good.
  • Online donations to the Safety Harbor Library Foundation can be made via Paypal.

Checks for either organization can be mailed to:

Friends of the Safety Harbor Library OR Safety Harbor Library Foundation
101 2nd Street N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Other Ways to Donate

Book Plates

The Friends of the Safety Harbor Library offer Book Plates in memory or in honor of someone special to you, or to celebrate a milestone event. For more information on book plates, visit their website.

Donor Wall Plaques

The Safety Harbor Library Foundation offers Donor Wall Plaques to honor a friend of family member, remember a loved one, recognize your group, or as a gift. For more information on donor wall plaques, visit their website.


AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way for you to support either the Friends or the Foundation. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Simply go to and choose the Friends of the Safety Harbor Library or Safety Harbor Library Foundation as your organization of choice. 

Thank you for supporting our library!