Darien Book Aid Plan
Improving literacy and education worldwide.
View out Amazon.com wish list. Ordering books of thewishlist is easy and fast and ensures that you are donating a much needed book.
Thank you so much for thinking to donate books to us. Our books go to learners who have very few or no books and each book is used by many different people, so we ask that all donations be in good to excellent condition.
We don’t like to start with a negative tone, but please note that these are the books that WE CANNOT USE:
Large format coffee table books (except art books)
Gourmet cookbooks and diet books
Contemporary fiction and non fiction
Textbooks for learning a foreign language (French, Spanish, German etc.)
Any book that has yellowing pages, broken spine, musty smell, underlining etc.
And these are the kinds of books that we are happy to accept:
Children's Books: for all ages - preschool through High School, fiction and non-fiction
Classics and simplified classics
Short Story Collections
English readers and grammar books
Teaching methods and materials
English as a Second Language books and materials
Books in Spanish or French for native speakers in all subjects -- children and adult titles
Spanish/English and French/English dictionaries
Crafts/Home Arts: sewing, cooking, knitting etc.(not needlepoint)
DIY books: carpentry, masonry, auto repair etc.
Health, any and all types
Textbooks: High School and College -- no more than 5 years old
Computer and IT training latest titles only
Business, Banking, Finance, Accounting.
Agriculture, vegetable gardening, beekeeping, animal husbandry
Ecology and environment
Reference books: Dictionaries, atlases -- no more that 10 years old
You may donate books we cannot use to libraries listed on the other side.
Local libraries accepting book donations year round. Visit their websites or call to confirm donation procedures.
At the corner of Bedford & Broad Streets
Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Ave.
720 Pequot Avenue
Westport Public Library
20 Jesup Road
Wilton Public Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
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