Donations & Volunteering


Due to Village-wide budget cuts in 2024, the Germantown Community Library will be cutting over $100,000 from the library budget.  These cuts will impact the Germantown Community Library’s ability to serve the residents of the Village of Germantown and surrounding communities in several ways:
• 10% Reduction in Operating Hours
• 10% Reduction in New Material Ordered & Digital Resources from Hoopla will no longer be available
• 30% Reduction in Program Funds
• Reduction in Other Services Including Part-time Staff, Marketing, Supplies & Staff Development

Even though this is not the outcome we had hoped, the Germantown Community Library will continue to work to provide material, programs and services to community members to the best of our ability. As always, we appreciate your continued support of the library.

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

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.