Bring Books

Do you have any new or like new books at home that are no longer needed?  Take a look at our donation guidelines and bring your books to one of our Donation Stations.  Click the link below to see our map of locations:

Buy Books

Check out our list of individual books and book bundles available for purchase at our local partner Books4School.  Books purchased from this list will be held for MRP staff to pick up.  ​

Donation Guidelines

We strive to provide kids with high quality books with fun and engaging content that is relevant and reflective of their cultural and linguistic diversity.  In order to provide kids with the best possible book experience we have created the guidelines below.  

We gratefully accept:
  • Appropriate and relevant content, which means:

    • No harmful stereotypes in text or illustrations 

    • No  books with religious or religious holiday themes

    • Newer than 10 years

  • Fiction and nonfiction, ages birth to teen

  • Hardcover or paperback books in new or like- new condition 

    • No rips, tears or damage to cover or pages

    • No stickers, or labels on the cover or inside

    • No handwritten messages, stamps on the inside cover over 2x2”

    • No books that are dusty, moldy, musty or discolored

We cannot accept the following items:
  • Audio or video (CD’s, DVD’s, Cassette or VHS tapes)

  • Clearly outdated materials 

  • Coloring or sticker books

  • Computer equipment, software, peripherals

  • Damaged books with broken bindings, missing, soiled,musty, moldy, smoke or water damage pages, or with excessive markings

  • Encyclopedias/ Dictionaries/Thesaurus

  • Large quantities of loose books

  • Magazines, workbooks or study guides 

  • Test preparation guides

  • Textbooks

  • Toys, games, puzzles, artwork, puzzle or word game books

Madison Reading Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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