The acceptance of gifts of tangible property (including books and similar materials) is discretionary by the Library.
It shall first be at the discretion of the Library Director to determine the acceptability of any gifts of tangible property (including books and like materials). Such gifts shall include, but shall not be limited to furniture, furnishings, fine arts, memorabilia, office or kitchen equipment, and electronic, sound or video equipment.
If the Library Director concludes that he/she cannot determine the acceptability of such a gift, then it shall be at the Trustees’ discretion to make this determination.
In exercising this discretion, the Library Director and/or the Trustees may, but need not, take into consideration any of the following issues: the need for such a gift; its usefulness to the Library; the staff or its patrons; the age or condition of the gift; the value of the gift or any other factors whatsoever.
If it is determined that a gift is not acceptable, a letter shall be written to the donor, either by the Library Director or a Trustee as appropriate, referring to this policy.
Revised and approved by the Pound Ridge Library Board of Trustees, May 13, 2003
Policy approved by the Pound Ridge Library Board of Trustees, November 10, 2009
Policy approved by the Pound Ridge Library Board of Trustees, December 20, 2011