Book Donations: At this time, the library cannot accept book donations due to space limitation. Books should not be deposited in the book-drop or left outside the building.
Lois Nelson Public Library appreciates and accepts donations from individuals and groups at the discretion of the Library Director. However, there may be times when new material cannot be accommodated due to space restrictions. Once received the donations become unconditional property of the Library and can be subject to disposition at the discretion of the Library Director and/or staff. We ask that all donations be made inside the library during business hours and not in the book-drop or outside the door.
The following items will not be accepted:
- Nonfiction books that were published more than five years ago. This includes many reference, technical, tax, legal, medical, educational, and investment items.
- Encyclopedia sets unless they are published within three years of the current year.
- Items that are unusable: dusty, dirty, moldy, or smelly.
- Items that have been kept in storage.
- Items that have been ripped, torn, marked, or water-damaged.
- Condensed books.
- Phonographs or vinyl records.
Monetary donations are quickly and easily used to supplement and provide additional library materials and services. Though the Library accepts cash designated for specific purposes, money can be more effectively used when funds are allocated to the areas of greatest need. Money designated for specific purposes must be approved by the Library Director before the Library can accept.
Princeton ISD: The Library would like to thank PISD for the donation of computers, keyboards, mice and cables. These items gave the library an additional 6 computers to the Computer Center.
Texas-New Mexico Power Company: Lois Nelson Public Library would like to thank TNMP for their continued support. Thanks to their generous donation the library will be making improvements in the Children’s Center.
New Library Building: City of Princeton would like to thank Mrs. Frankum’s generous donation to build a new library.
Tocker Foundation: Thank you very much for the new furniture and shelving for the new library.
Gifts from the Tocker Foundation: It is my pleasure to inform you, through the generosity of the Collection Enhancement Program of the Tocker Foundation of Austin, Texas, the Lois Nelson Public Library has been selected to receive free books from publishers in the Texas Book Consortium and Texas A&M University Press.
Grant Awarded: We would like to thank Ladd & Katherine Hancher Library Foundation for the grant awarded to the Lois Nelson Public Library for two (2) AWE Early Literacy Station Computers for the Children’s Center.
Grant Awarded: Lois Nelson Public Library is pleased to announced it is a recipient of a grant from the Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) in the amount of $7,780.00 to purchase one AWE Early Literacy Station/Bilingual and one AWE Afterschool Computer for the Children’s Center. Our thanks to the TNMP for their generosity!