The same criteria used for purchasing materials and maintaining the collection is also applied to items donated to the library. The library will not automatically accept all donations.
Even in the event that materials are accepted, the Library Director has the discretion of adding them to the collection, selling them at the annual book sale, giving them away or disposing of them.
Any items donated to the library and added to the collection will become the permanent property of Sturm Memorial Library and will not be returned. Donated items will be weeded if they become outdated, badly worn or damaged.
Memorial gifts made to the library are gratefully accepted – gifts of materials must meet collection criteria and gifts of money will be used to purchase materials. All memorial items will have suitable nameplates placed in the book at the donor’s request.
Due to issues of maintenance and support, the library will not accept donations of used computers.
Donations to the Sturm Memorial Library are tax deductible; the library cannot establish the value of donations. Donors may consult the IRS publication #561 “Determining the Value of Donated Property” and #526 “Charitable Contributions” regarding the determination of values. The Sturm Memorial Library will issue a receipt for donations upon request.