Give to the Foundation or Friends

Give your support by getting involved with The Johnson County Library Foundation.

The Johnson County Library Foundation’s purpose is to build an endowment fund for the Library’s collection and to secure financial support for life-long learning programs offered at Johnson County Library.  Those programs include:

Give Your Library materials for our book sales and bookstores.
The Friends of Johnson County Library do not currently accept book donations at the branches. If you have a donation you would like to make to the Library, please email Shanta Dickerson, the Friends of Johnson County Library Operations Manager, at to arrange drop off at our headquarters. 

Generously large donations - more than a bag - are best delivered by appointment to the Friends Donation Sorting Center in Overland Park. You can reach us at (913) 492-4791. Sorry - at this time, we simply cannot pick up donations.

A group of Friends volunteers helping with the book sort

From their bustling headquarters at Pine Ridge Business Park – seen above - the Friends of Johnson County Library plan and carry out a variety of yearly activities. Three full-time staff and a corps of volunteers manage book donations, fulfill membership renewals, oversee Internet sales and schedule operations of three Library-based bookstores. In a given year, the Friends physically handle more than 483,900 pounds of gently worn books and AV items.

Yes Please

  • Hardback and paperback books for any age
  • Fiction and nonfiction books
  • "Coffee table" picture books on any subject
  • DVD movies and instructional videos
  • Music and books on CD
  • Cookbooks, craft books
  • Auto repair manuals
  • Instruction books
  • Religious books of all kinds
  • Blank journals
  • LP albums (accepted only at sorting center)
  • Jigsaw puzzles

No, thank you

  • VHS tapes
  • No appliances
  • Audiocassettes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Home-recorded audiovisual items
  • Encyclopedias more than 10 years old
  • Items that are defaced, damaged, deteriorating or have missing pages.

Call and we'll talk you through it

Friends Donation Sorting Center, (913) 492-4791