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thank you letter

First of all we would like to thank you for considering making a donation to the Ashtabula County District Library. The ACDL can accept all forms of donations from monetary, materials, and time. All of these types of donations help us continue to serve our local communities.

Monetary

The Ashtabula County District Library welcomes general donations to help support our operations. We also welcome donations in memory of a loved one.

You can donate money directly to the library in person at any library location, or by mailing a check or money order to the address below (do not send cash in the mail):

Donations
Ashtabula County District Library
4335 Park Ave
Ashtabula OH 44004

Memorial Donations:
You can donate a cash amount directly to the library, recommending a subject area of interest to your loved one. The Library staff will help select a title using your donation, and a bookplate will be added to the item. The Library will let you know when the item is available for the public.

You can pick up a donation form, or download it here. Just fill it out and drop it off at any ACDL location (including a Bookmobile stop!)

Material

The Library, in accepting the gift, obtains free and complete legal title to it. The Library may dispose of materials which do not meet criteria.

If an appraisal is desired, the Donor shall incur the cost of appraisal prior to transference of gift to the Library.

The Donor may prepare and attach a list of materials donated to be signed by staff accepting the materials. Library staff will not prepare such a list.

We welcome: Paperbacks, Hardcovers, Audiobooks, Kids’ books, DVDs and CDs, Puzzles and Games.

We can not take: Textbooks, Encyclopedias, Moldy or mildewed books, VHS tapes, Cassette tapes, Vinyl Records, Magazines, Readers Digest Condensed Books

If you have donations that meet the criteria above, please stop by either our locations to drop them off. On rare occasions we have more donations than we can handle, so it might be a good idea to call ahead to make sure we’re accepting donations at that time.

Memorial Donations:
We want to ensure that donations meet the Library’s needs as well as honor your loved one’s memory. To that end, please contact the Library ahead of time before donating a specific book or other item. We’ll work with you to select an appropriate title that meets the Library’s needs.

Volunteer

The ACDL board encourages individuals and groups to volunteer their time and efforts.

The library’s volunteer program is designed to expand and enhance public service to the community. Volunteers generally provide support services to paid staff, and/or work on special projects. Volunteers learn more about the library and its place in the community, and observe firsthand the way the library serves the community’s needs.

Possible Opportunities:

  • Circulation Aide
  • Cleaning, dusting, etc.
  • Folding newsletters
  • Friends of the Ashtabula Library
  • Friends of the Geneva Library
  • Library Outreach
  • Outdoor tasks in summer
  • Partners in Reading
  • Program Aide
  • Public Computer Assistant
  • Public Relations
  • Summer Reading Program

Volunteers are expected to:

  • be positive, patient, and polite.
  • schedule their time in advance with their library supervisor.
  • follow the library’s Code of Conduct, posted around the building.
  • maintain appropriate personal appearance at all times.
  • keep personal phone calls and visits to a minimum.
  • record the hours worked as a volunteer as directed.
  • respect the confidentiality of our library patrons.


Volunteer applications are available at any public service desk at either location, or you can download a copy to print out and bring to the library.

If you need any assistance please contact us or visit one of our locations. We would be happy to help!