How to Purchase / Donate Books

Celebrate the birthday of a special child with a donation in their honor.

With your donation of $15, the Library will purchase an age appropriate title to add to the children’s library collection.

We will place a special bookplate inside the book to honor your child.

Your child will receive a birthday bookmark and will be called so he, or she, can be first to borrow the book.


Click here to print out a form

Or send an email here


Memorial and Honorarium Donations

Thank you for your interest in the Manheim Community Library’s Gift Program.  Dedicating a book or other materials at the Library is a unique way to honor the memory of friends and loved ones.  For each memorial donation, the Library will select a book or other library material.  If a special subject or type of book is requested, we will do our best to honor the request.  A card announcing your gift will be sent to the person you honor or the family of the person you remembered.

A book plate announcing your gift is inserted in the front of every dedicated book.  Gifts in memory or in honor of someone may be made by filling out the form at the link below and sending your check for $15 to Manheim Community Library.


Click here to print out a form

Or send an email here


Help us populate books for our book sale

Thank you for thinking of us in your book donation process. Donated books, audiobooks, CD’s and DVD’s are sorted and used for our book sales that take place in the spring and fall of every year.

You may bring your donation…

Donations may be brought to the front desk at the Library. Books and other materials should NOT be placed in the book drop in the square.

Books and other materials that are donated should be in good condition.  A quick test you might try is to ask yourself, “Is this a book I would give to a friend?”  If the answer is “no” then we are unlikely to be able to sell it.

We also cannot accept:
  • Text books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed versions
  • Magazines
  • Pamphlets
If you are looking to get rid of books and other paper items we do not accept, may we suggest taking those items to the Mennonite Central Committee in Ephrata, where they will be happy to recycle them.