At SCARCE, we are rescuing books by keeping them out of a landfill. We receive new and/or used books, shelve them, and provide them to teachers and non-profit organizations. Our shelves display over 25,000 books. Schools donate most of the textbooks we receive, so we often have sets for classrooms. Our fiction and nonfiction books come from schools, libraries, and local residents. If you have books you no longer want or need, please consider donating them to SCARCE and helping children in need.
Want to donate books or other items? Check out our list of accepted items here.
PLEASE DROP OFF BOOKS OR OTHER ITEMS ONLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS.
Please use boxes for donations and keep boxes reasonably sized (bankers boxes or smaller) in consideration of our volunteers. Donations of more than 8 boxes require a delivery appointment. Call the office to schedule.
Who Can Visit the Book Rescue?
Teachers and non-profit employees are invited to visit the book rescue during business hours to browse the materials. Proof of employment must be shown at the time of the visit. Items are available for free but have a suggested donation of $5 per box.
Homeschoolers and educators from the community are invited to join our Homeschool program. Homeschoolers are limited to taking textbooks only. There is an annual fee and a $5 charge per book.
Children are not allowed in the book rescue except for scheduled educational programs.