Monetary donations and memorial funds

We of course always accept (and greatly appreciate!) unconditional monetary donations. If you would like to donate in honor of a loved one, please speak to our director to make arrangements.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Demarest Free Public Library is a nonprofit that raises money in support of the library’s needs and goals. Follow the link below to learn more about the Friends, making a one-time donation, and membership tiers.


We always appreciate when patrons want to share their materials with the community, but unfortunately we cannot accept donations of books, audiobooks, movies, or CDs, as per our Collection Development policy. Donations left inside or outside the library will be discarded without consideration.

If you have books you want to donate, there are lots of options nearby! Here are some ways to donate:

Other libraries

Closter Public Library
280 High Street
Closter, NJ 07624

*Please note that Closter cannot accept donations close to their biannual book sale.

We recommend calling before you go to make sure your donations will be acceptable.

Better World Books

Better World Books is an online used bookstore that sells and recycles old books. Proceeds fund literacy programs worldwide. There are two Better World Books drop boxes in Cresskill: one in the Cresskill Public Library parking lot (53 Union Avenue) and one at 65 East Madison Avenue. Click here to find more nearby drop boxes.

You can also ship donations to the following address:
Attention: Donations
Better World Books
55740 Currant Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545

If you have a very large number of books, email to make arrangements.

VVA pick-up

The Vietnam Veterans of America accept donations of books. Click here or call 1-800-775-VETS to schedule a pick-up. Your donation supports US veterans and their families. The VVA will pick up your donation rain or shine and leave a tax-deductible receipt.