The Rye Free Reading Room will accept donations starting SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th. Donations should be brought to the community room. Please do not place material in the bookdrop or leave them in the loading dock.


Rye Free Reading Room Book Sale


When is the Rye Free Reading Room Book Sale?

The book sale will be on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday September 18th from 11 am to 5 pm.


What items can I donate to the library book sale?

Beginning September 10th, you can donate any book in good condition to the book sale. We accept material for all ages and all genres.

Please only donate a maximum of 5 bags or boxes.


What items do you not accept?

  • Any books that have water damage, mold damage, missing pages or are heavily marked up
  • Any books that are library discards
  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • VCR tapes or cassette tapes
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Magazines
  • Phone books
  • Computer books older than 3 years


Where can I donate my items?

Items for the book sale can be dropped off in the community meeting room during open hours.

The library will not be able to return boxes or bags that are left with donations.

Please do not leave materials in the loading dock.

Please do not donate items through the library book return slot.


Are my book donations tax deductible?

Your donation is tax deductible. We will provide a letter acknowledging receipt of donated items upon request. Determination of quantity and value are the responsibility of the donor alone.


Please contact Catherine Riedel, 914-231-3166, with any questions.

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