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Donating Gently Used Books to the Ruffing Montessori Book Nook

Cleaning out your bookshelves at home? We are always ready to accept your gently used books and add them to our growing collection. Please use the following guidelines when donating books:

  • Books must be in good condition (no torn pages, extra markings, etc.)
  • Content should reflect the philosophy of Montessori Education and Mission, and have appropriate language and topics. We do not accept books with licensed cartoon characters.
  • In order to reduce duplicating books, please check the following link to our existing library collection Master List prior to donating books.

Please drop off your donation at the front office and complete an “In Kind Donation Form”.

Donating a “Birthday Book” to the Book Nook

Donating a book to commemorate your child’s birthday is a great way to help the Book Nook collection grow.

You may select a title of your choosing. You may also refer to the existing library book Master List to avoid duplicate titles. Please drop off your donation at the front office and complete an “In Kind Donation Form”.

You may also choose to donate a birthday book to your child’s classroom. Please complete the Ruffing Book Plate and drop off the book to the front office where we will ensure it is given to the teacher.

Ways to Give

1. You may purchase your selected title personally:
Bring your Birthday Book with the completed book plate to the front office and complete an “In Kind Donation Form”. We will then process the book and add it to our library catalogue.

2. You may have the school purchase your title and bill your school account:
Ruffing Montessori will purchase the books through our school account with Follett. These books are library bound and have a lifetime guarantee. If you choose to have Ruffing Montessori purchase the book(s), please write down your selected title, your child’s name and drop off the information at the front office. Books will be purchased during the next ordering cycle and your school account will be billed.

(Note: These books generally cost a few dollars more than at a bookstore due to the special binding and guarantee.)

Thank you for your generous contribution to enhancing the Ruffing Montessori Book Nook!

The Book Nook Committee

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