Bastrop Public Library couldn't exist without our lovely volunteers or your generous donations! Thank you, Bastropians, for your generosity!

 

 

Donation Guidelines

The Bastrop Public Library welcomes your donated items, such as books, DVD's, audiobooks, and CD's. Materials will be added to the collection or sold in the Friends of the Library Book Nook. All proceeds from Book Nook sales come directly back to our library and fund our programs!

 

The library accepts:

• Books (new or in very good condition)

• Audiobooks • Music CD's

• DVD's and Blu-rays • Cake pans

 
The library does not accept:

• Damaged/moldy/musty books

• Encyclopedias

• Textbooks

• Workbooks

 

Material Consideration for Collection:  
Materials (books/DVD's/audiobooks) must be in pristine condition to be considered for the collection.

Damaged/moldy materials will be immediately disposed of.

 

If desired, a receipt for your donation can be obtained at the circulation desk. The library staff isn’t able to determine the value of your donation, but we will list the number of items donated. It is your responsibility to determine the value of the donation for tax purposes.   

*Donations are only accepted during the library’s regular business hours.*


 
Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

Bastrop Public Library is very grateful to its many volunteers! We couldn't provide the services we do without our dedicated and hard-working volunteers! 

 

We are always looking for more book-loving and loyal volunteers to help with shelving books; helping with behind-the-scenes tasks such as inventory, weeding, library cards, and program preparations; and more. 

 

Teens who would like to volunteer can find details and the application form on our teen site. Questions can be asked of Bethany Dietrich, Teen Librarian, at bdietrich@bastroplibrary.org or (512) 332-8880. 

 

Adults who would like to volunteer are to contact Catherine Lombardo, Circulation and Volunteer Services Associate, at clombardo@bastroplibrary.org

 

 

 

Mission and Vision of the Bastrop Public Library

 

We work for something we believe in: cultural and educational programs for our community. We accomplish this by

    •Promoting and enlisting support for our library

    •Developing additional resources and funds for our library

    •Serving as advocates and voices for our library

    •Promoting cultural, educational, and information exchanges

    •Heightening public awareness of our library

 

What do the Friends do?

We work hard to insure the future growth of the library in the Bastrop community through:

    •Annual book drives and books sales through our Book Nook

    •Fundraising events

    •Volunteer work in the library

    •Management of gifts, donations, and endowments

    •Provision of programs for patrons and the community

 

 

 

Join the Friends!

Check out the Friends of the Library website

 

Would you like to meet interesting people and gain experience working around the library atmosphere? When you join the Friends of the Library, you are

    •Showing your support for our community's outstanding library

    •Gaining the satisfaction of knowing that your membership is helping support a significant literacy and communications resource, right at home

    •Insuring access to much needed learning resources for all the children in the Bastrop community

    •Insuring that the financial resources are available to continue Bastrop Public Library's growth

 

The Friends of the Library are always looking for more cheerful book lovers to help our reading community as it grows.

 

For more information, please email friends.bastroplibrary@bastroplibrary.org.

 

 

 

Shop our lobby used book store during regular library hours and save on a variety of used books, audiobooks, videos, DVD's, and other surprise goodies.

 

Proceeds from these sales go directly to the Friends of the Bastrop Public Library. Most of these funds go directly to supporting Bastrop Public Library's programs, such as Summer Reading Program, Open House, and more. Thanks you, Friends!

 

 

 

Book Nook Prices

Mass market paperbacks (mysteries, romance, etc.): $0.50 each

Hardback books and softcover trade books: $1.00 each

Children's books:

    •Former library books: $0.50 each

    •Paperback and softcover: $0.50 each

    •Hardback books: $1.00 each

DVD's, CD's, audiobooks: priced according to the sticker on the front

 

Friends' reusable book bag: $5.00

    •Refill over and over again for $10.00 each time! (Specially priced books excluded)

Sales tax of 8.25% will be collected with each sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1100 Church Street / P.O. Drawer 670 / Bastrop, Texas 78602 / 512-332-8880 / bastroplibrary.org

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.