Donate materials

Most of our Libraries can accept small donations - about the amount that would fit in a grocery bag. Please don't deliver donations to DeSoto, Edgerton or Spring Hill.

Generously large donations - more than a bag - are best delivered by appointment to the Friends Donation Sorting Center in Overland Park. You can reach us at (913) 492-4791. Sorry - at this time, we simply cannot pick up donations.

The sign to the entrance of the Pine Ridge Business Park

From their bustling headquarters at Pine Ridge Business Park – seen above - the Friends of Johnson County Library plan and carry out a variety of yearly activities. Three full-time staff and a corps of volunteers manage book donations, fulfill membership renewals, oversee Internet sales and schedule operations of three Library-based bookstores. In a given year, the Friends physically handle more than 483,900 pounds of gently worn books and AV items.

Yes Please

  • Hardback and paperback books for any age
  • Fiction and nonfiction books
  • "Coffee table" picture books on any subject
  • DVD movies and instructional videos
  • Music and books on CD
  • Cookbooks, craft books
  • Auto repair manuals
  • Instruction books
  • Religious books of all kinds
  • Blank journals
  • LP albums (accepted only at sorting center)
  • Jigsaw puzzles

No, thank you

  • VHS tapes
  • No appliances
  • Audiocassettes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Home-recorded audiovisual items
  • Encyclopedias more than 10 years old
  • Items that are defaced, damaged, deteriorating or have missing pages.

Call and we'll talk you through it

Friends Donation Sorting Center, (913) 492-4791