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Large Donations of Gently Used Books

Here is a list of community organizations that can accept book donations directly from Potomac families. Thank you for sharing the love of reading with our local community! 

Organization: RIF of NOVA

Contact/Address: rifnova@gmail.com

Audience (preferred age range): Ages 0-14

Preferred Book Type (chapter books, picture books, board books, adult fiction, etc): Gently used books for infants through junior high school.

Preferred Donation Times: Variable

Donation Instructions: RIF Nova will either arrange to pick up the books or provide an address in your area where you can take the book donations.

Organization: Carlin Springs Elementary School

Contact/Address: 5995 5th Rd. South, Arlington, VA 22204  For Donations of over 50 books email: carol.sabatino@apsva.us 

Audience (preferred age range) :Children's Books (Pre-K - Grade 5)

Preferred Book Type (chapter books, picture books, board books, adult fiction, etc): Gently used books for Pre-K through 5th grade.

Preferred Donation Times: Variable

Donation Instructions: Donations of 50 books or less can be dropped off in the bin labled for book donations, located at the front doors of the school. For larger donations, contact Carol Sabatino to set up a time to meet at the school. 

Organization: Ashlawn Elementary School    

Contact/Address: 5850 8th Rd. N. Arlington, VA 22205 Contact: Dorothy McIntire dorocc@hotmail.com    

Audience (preferred age range): Children's Books (Pre-K- Grade 5)

Preferred Book Type (chapter books, picture books, board books, adult fiction, etc): Gently used books for Pre-K through 5th grade.

Preferred Donation Times: Variable

Donation Instructions: RIF Nova will either arrange to pick up the books or provide an address in your area where you can take the book donations.

Organization: Turning the Page

Contact/Address: Deliveries to Dupont Circle Storefront or Hyattsville Warehouse must be scheduled in advance. Contact Phebe Miner to schedule: pminer@turningthepage.org

Audience (preferred age range): Ages 0-100+

Preferred Book Type (chapter books, picture books, board books, adult fiction, etc): All types of gently used books in all languages for all ages (including textbooks published after 2010)

Preferred Donation Times: Variable

Donation Instructions: Please make certain to. contact Phebe prior to delivery.  

Organization: Kenzie's Kids    

Contact/Address: Deliveries in McLean, VA  Contact McKenzie Watt    

Audience (preferred age range): Children's Books

Preferred Book Type (chapter books, picture books, board books, adult fiction, etc): Gently used books for K through 6th grade 

Preferred Donation Times: Variable

Donation Instructions: Please contact andreawatt@gmail.com to arrange drop-off    .

Organization: Davis-Thomas Elementary School

Contact/Address: Deliveries to Washington, DC Contact Marley Schwarz (service project with West Virginia school)"    

Audience (preferred age range): Children (K-6), Young adult/ adults

Preferred Book Type (chapter books, picture books, board books, adult fiction, etc): Primarily gently used books for K through 6th grade, high school and adult fiction books accepted too    

Preferred Donation Times: Variable

Donation Instructions: Please contact Marley Schwarz, Potomac 11th grader at Marley.schwarz@yahoo.com or (202) 876-6203 for delivery info.