Book Donation Information

WCDPL is unable to accept donated materials due to the loss of local book recycling and lack of storage space at the library. 

When we are able to accept donated materials, your donation goes to our Friends of the Library book sale where the funds raised enhance our collections, programs, and services at both locations.

Where can I  donate books in Wood County, if not the library? The table below (also attached as a downloadable PDF) provides a list of Wood County organizations which will or will not accept your donations of books. It is always a good idea to call ahead in case an organization's policy has changed.

Organization

Accepts Books, Criteria

Contact Info

Way Public Library

Yes

They are currently accepting:

  • Hardcover and paperback books (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Children's books
  • DVD movies
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Music CDs

They are not accepting:

  • Books in poor condition
  • Audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • Books more than 5 years old in the following categories: encyclopedias, medical/health, textbooks, business, travel, computer, and educational/reference

101 E. Indiana Ave.
Perrysburg, OH
(419) 874-3135

Wood County Humane Society

Seasonal, Garage Sale

Wood County Fairgrounds
(419) 352-7339

Easter Seals Northern Ohio – Grand Rapids Donation Bin

They are currently accepting:

  • Books in good condition

24009 Front St.
Grand Rapids, OH

St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Seasonal, Rummage Sale

150 S. Enterprise
Bowling Green, OH
(419) 352-4195

Goodwill Industries—Bowling Green (Retail Store)

They are currently accepting:

  • Books in good condition

They are not accepting:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Condensed books
  • Magazines

1058 N. Main St.
Bowling Green, OH
(419) 354-9726

Goodwill Industries—Perrysburg (Donation Station)

They are currently accepting:

  • Books in good condition

They are not accepting:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Condensed books
  • Magazines

26580 N. Dixie Highway
Perrysburg, OH
(419) 872-2109

Goodwill Industries—Rossford

(Donation Station)

They are currently accepting:

  • Books in good condition

They are not accepting:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Condensed books
  • Magazines

305 Superior St.
Rossford, OH
(419) 666-1280

577 Foundation

During the Welcome Center & Curiosity Shop open hours

Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays, 10am to 4pm
Thursdays, 10am to 4pm
Fridays, 10am to 4pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
Sundays: Closed

They are currently accepting:

  • Children & Young Adult Books
  • Hardback & Paperback: Fiction
  • Hardback & Paperback: Nonfiction (within 10 years)
  • Cookbooks & Gardening Books (within 10 years)
  • Travel & Technology Books (within 5 years)
  • Oversized Books
  • Arts & Crafts Books
  • Rare or Local Books
  • Magazines (within 1 year)

577 E. Front St.
Perrysburg, OH
(419) 874-4174

Salvation Army in Northwood

Will accept books as long as they are in good condition. No encyclopedias, condensed books, or magazines.

4405 Woodville Rd.
Northwood, OH
(419) 691-7425

Wood County Juvenile Court Center

They are currently accepting:

  • Books in good condition
  • Children’s Fiction to Young Adult Fiction

1032 S Dunbridge Rd.
Bowling Green, OH
(419) 352-3554
Ask for Rich Schmidbauer