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Darien Book Aid Plan
Make a Book Donation
View our Amazon wish list here ---> DBA Wish List
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Ordering books off the wish listis 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 with no yellowing pages, broken spine, musty smell, underlining etc.
Book Donation Guidelines
When dropping off book donations please park in the one space in front of our building at 1926 Post Road. Do not park in our neighbors lots.
These are the kinds of books that we can always use:
* Children's Books for all ages - preschool through High School, fiction, non-fiction including comic books, manga and graphic novels
* Classics and simplified classics
* Children’s Dictionaries and Thesauruses
* Short Story Collections
* Grammar books for all ages
* Teaching methods and materials
* English as a Second Language (ESL) books and materials
* Children’s books in Spanish or French for native speakers
* Books in Spanish or French for native speakers in all subjects -- children and adult titles
* Spanish/English and French/English dictionaries
* Crafts/Home Arts: How to sewing, cooking, knitting etc.
* DIY books: carpentry, masonry, auto repair etc.
* Construction/Industrial Arts
* Medical and Nursing textbooks
* Law books
* High School and College Textbooks -- no more than 5 years old
* Computer and IT training latest titles only
* Business, banking, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship
* International Relations, conflict resolution, globalization
* Agriculture, beekeeping, animal husbandry
* Ecology, environment and climate change
* Reference books: Dictionaries, atlases -- no more that 10 years old
* Wolrd maps
* National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazines no more than 5 years old
WE CANNOT USE:
* Office or school supplies like 3 ring binders, etc.
* Large format coffee table books
* Gourmet cookbooks and diet books
* Hardcover popular fiction like James Patterson, Nelson DeMille etc.
* Textbooks for learning a foreign language (French, Spanish, German etc.)
You may donate books we cannot use to the libraries listed below. They accept book donations year round, but please visit their websites or call to confirm donation procedures.
At the corner of Bedford & Broad Streets
Harry Bennett Library
115 Vine Road
203 351 8291
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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