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The Lewiston Library Foundation was created to assist our city library in attracting resources for long-term needs. Primarily, this has meant raising money to be used for improvements to the current library or the building of a larger library facility. The Foundation has the framework in place to accept donations of any size and to invest those assets in short or long-term investments. The Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 from citizens and businesses who care deeply about the future of library services in Lewiston.

Donations of Materials

Donated items must be in good, clean condition; damaged, moldy, musty, smelly or dirty items will not be accepted since donated items are either added to the library collection or sold to raise funds.

Unfortunately, the Library cannot accept:

  • Audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • Encyclopedias or dictionaries
  • Text books
  • Catalogs, brochures, National Geographic or Readers Digest; magazines must not be older than six-months
  • Financial or legal items more than two years old
  • Board games and toys


We are unable to assign an appraised value for the donated items. You may wish to refer to IRS Taxpayer Information Publications 526, Charitable Contributions, and 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property, for assistance in deciding what value to claim for your donations. These publications can be found at the IRS website.

If donating a large quantity of items, please call 208.798.2525 in advance.

Books and other materials donated become property of the Lewiston City Library. If items are not added to our collection, they will be given to the Friends of the Library for their sale.

Gifts of Money

Friends of the Lewiston Library

Lewiston Library Foundation