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Book Donations

Book donations are accepted 24/7 in the green drop box at the back of the parking lot. Types of materials accepted include:

  • Hardcover fiction and non-fiction
  • Children's books
  • Paperbacks
  • Books on CD
  • Travel Books
  • Foreign Language Books
  • College textbooks
  • Dictionaries and Thesauruses
  • Monographs
  • DVDs
  • Antique, rare, or collectible books (or no-ISBN books)

We work with a social enterprise called Better World Books to collect and process book donations. They provide all the labor and we receive a share of any funds raised. Better World maintains the donation drop box, collects and sorts the donated books, and dispatches them for donation, resale, or recycling. A portion of the sales proceeds is sent to the library. Another portion helps to fund four major nonprofit literacy programs, including The National Center for Families Learning, Room to Read, Books for Africa, and Worldfund. Read more about Better World Books and their initiatives at http://betterworldbooks.com

Monetary Donations

The Vernon Area Public Library District welcomes and encourages monetary gifts, bequests, and gifts of property or materials from individuals, groups, foundations, or corporations. Detailed information can be found in the library's Gift Policy. Donors are encouraged to include a Donor Form with their donation so that appropriate acknowledgement can be given. 


Contact Information

Ask a Librarian
Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
Fax 847-634-8449


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9:00AM-9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM
View the complete list of holiday and other closings in 2017.


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