• Gift-a-Book



    Students, parents and teachers can help support the development of a diverse collection through our "gift-a-book" program. This program allows community members to make a donation toward the purchase of a book. The recommended donation is $10.00 - about one-half to one-third the cost of a book - but any amount is greatly appreciated. Individuals who make a donation may choose a new book or ask the librarian to order something to enhance our collection. When making this contribution, individuals may choose to have a book plate placed inside the book's cover, recognizing the generous support that was made.

    Want to pay for Gift-a-Book online?  Click here to be directed to the district's online payment page.
     ---Just choose the online payment link and your school. On the left hand side of your school's page you will see the option to Gift-a-Book.  Thank you for your support.
    A Guide to Donating Books
    Book Donations
    Please talk to your building LMC Specialist or Teacher Librarian about book donations to the Okemos Public Schools.
    Note: We are sorry, but we cannot accept all books.  We are proud of our Okemos School Libraries and work hard to maintain a current collection that supports our curriculum.

    Used books that are donated may be added to the collection, given to a teacher or student, or sold to raise funds for library materials, programs, or other library enhancements.

    Books that have the highest likelihood of being added to the Library's collection or used by a teacher:
    1. have been published within the last 5 years
    2. are "like new" condition
    3. are age appropriate
    4. support the curriculum
    5. meet our selection policy

    Please consider recycling your titles that we cannot accept, such as books that are:

    1. Damaged, torn, defaced, or have missing pages
    2. Damp or musty smelling
    3. Have discolored, yellowing, spotted or water damaged pages
    4. Most textbooks and workbooks
    5. Outdated technology books

    There are several recycling centers in our area.

    Other ways to help our libraries:

    Please consider a monetary donation to purchase new titles through our Gift-A-Book Program or volunteering for a School Book Fair.