Friends of the Basehor Library
Who We Are:
The Friends of the Basehor Community Library, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the Basehor Community Library.
Check out our brochure!
What We Do:
Through membership dues, book sales, grants, and donations, we provide funding and support for:
- Youth literacy computers
- Summer reading program for children, teens and adults
- Baby and toddler Story Time extras
- Children’s Discovery Packs
- The Book Page subscription
- Annual Friends of the Library Dinner
- Encourage community awareness of library services
- Provide volunteer assistance
- Raise funds to purchase equipment and materials not available through the regular library budget
- Sponsor adult, teen, and children’s programs
- Conduct used book sales
Becoming a member of the Friends of the Library is a way for you to thank our Library and community. You might also enjoy volunteering at the Book Sale or serving on the Friends Board. You’ll meet like-minded people who welcome your energy and creativity. Being a Friend costs little, but the return is priceless.
Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your membership form and payment online by clicking on the “Join/Renew” button.
Our Book Sales are a major funding source for the Friends. We welcome your donation of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. We have a Book Sale every year in the Spring and Fall. Friends get first chance to purchase at the Friends of the Library Preview Sale!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Friends of the Library every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Friends. Please select Friends of the Basehor Community Library as your charity on AmazonSmile!
Donations to the Friends of the Basehor Community Library may be made in-person at the library, mailed to the library at the address in the footer of this web page, or submitted online using your credit card by clicking the “Donate Now” button.
Donated Books & Materials
What materials does the Basehor Community Library accept as donations?
We accept books, CDs and DVDs according to our Collection Development policy: “Gifts or donations of books or other materials will be accepted by the library with the understanding that they may be used or disposed of as the library determines as appropriate. This will be determined by using the same criteria set forth in the policy for the selection of library materials.” Library staff members evaluate all materials to see if the materials can be added to the collection. Donated items that do not meet established criteria for placement in the collection will not be returned to the donor but may be sold by the Friends of the Basehor Library at one of their book sales. Donated items may also be sold online, disposed of as trash, or recycled. The Friends of the Basehor Library usually hold a book sale twice a year.
Are there any materials the Library does not accept as donations?
We do not accept:
- cassette tapes
- video tapes
- magazines (including National Geographic)
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- broken or damaged items
- non-book or media items (e.g. toys, calendars, cards, etc.)
- personally recorded audio or video items
Where can I donate materials?
The Friends of the Basehor Library have a donation bin located in the lobby of the library. For larger donations please ask at the front help desk, or call the library at (913) 724-2828 to make arrangements for drop off.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Donors may request an “Acceptance of Materials” receipt acknowledging the number and format of the donated materials. We are unable to appraise donated materials.