Donation Policy

The Green Hills Public Library District gratefully accepts unrestricted donations of money, personal property, or real estate for the benefit of the Library as outlined by Illinois Statutes.  Restricted cash donations will be considered by the Board.

The Library also accepts donations of books and other materials, with the explicit understanding that such materials will be added to the collection only if they are needed and meet the same standards of selection that apply to regular Library purchases.  The Library reserves the right to utilize and/or dispose of gifts as it sees fit if they are not suitable for, or needed in the Library’s collection.

When the Library receives a cash gift for the purchase of materials, whether as a memorial or for another purpose, the general nature or subject area will be based on the wishes of the donor.  Selection of specific titles will be made by the staff in accordance with the policies and guidelines of the Library.  Monetary donations can be earmarked for special projects or acquisitions.

Receipts will be issued to donors of books upon request, with no monetary value given for the donation.

Gifts and memorials donated to the Library will be identified as such.

Better World Books

Patrons are welcome to donate unwanted books to the Better World Books bin, located on the north side of the building along 103rd Street.  If the bin is full, we kindly ask that you return at another time.

Better World Books is a certified B-Corporation and a for-profit global e-retailer that collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a book donation, Book-for-Book™.