Donations & Volunteering

Gifts & Memorials There are many options if you are interested in giving a gift to the library or planning a memorial for a loved one.  Please include the brochure below with your donation.  Feel free to contact the library if you have any questions or individualized needs. Thank you for donating to the Germantown Community Library.
DONATIONS OF ITEMS Donations of new/used books, DVDs and music CDs are accepted throughout the year.  These items are evaluated by library staff for our collection and then given to the Friends of the Germantown Community Library for their Holiday Book & Basket Sale in November/December and ongoing book sales.  Please bring all items to the Circulation Desk anytime during regular hours.  If you have multiple boxes, staff will ask you to drop them off in the doorway through the back entrance.  We can provide a tax receipt upon request. Restrictions include:
  • No moldy, smelly, or water damaged items
  • No records, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes
  • No magazines
  • No encyclopedias (e.g. Britannica)
  • No software or CD-ROMS
  • No textbooks

AMAZON SMILE Help the Friends of the Germantown Community Library as you shop online. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1447268 Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Germantown Community Library whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Simply select “Friends of the Duerrwaechter Memorial Library” when selecting your charitable organization.
All donations will go to support the Friends that provides funding for library programs, technology, and other projects that are not covered by normal staffing
and budget.

(CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE) BABY HAT DRIVE
The library accepts newborn baby hats year-round for the CLICK for Babies Campaign.  Visit the website for sizing and color guidelines.
  • 2019: 319 hats collected
  • 2018: 352 hats collected
  • 2017: 407 hats collected
We will also take donations through out the year of hats of any color for babies 0-12 months.  These hats will be used for our Baby Lifelong Learning Welcome Bag program! Any extra hats or hats that do not meet the specific requirements will be donated to the Kids’ Closet in Germantown and other local organizations.
Volunteer Opportunities The Germantown Community Library welcomes the Gift of Time from qualified volunteers. As a library volunteer you will have an opportunity to connect with your community, provide valuable services, meet new people, and expand your library knowledge and skills.  If you are interested in being a volunteer at the library and have at least 2 hours a week to share, click here for our volunteer form.  Please contact the library if you have any questions or individualized needs. Opportunities to help us help our community include:
  •   Clerical assistance
  •   Special event/program assistance
  •   Cleaning/repairing DVDs, CDs
  •   Cleaning technology work stations
  •   Processing materials for donation
  •   Computer class assistance
  •   …. and more!