Support the Friends of the Library


make a donation

The Friends are a Tax Exempt group so your donation is tax-deductible. Mail a check made out to the Friends of the Amherst Town to:

Attn: TL Friends
14 Main Street
Amherst, NH 03031

or donate through PayPal by clicking the button below.

Make a Donation to the Friends


shop friends of the library merchandise

Purchase a library tote bag. A variety of colors, styles, and sizes are available for sale at the Library.

SHOP THE friends book shelves

The Friends of the Library stock two bookcases at the main entrance of the library with gift-quality books, puzzles, DVDs, music CDs, and more. 


donate materials

The Friends of the Library accept donations of your high-quality used books. Your donation could be sold at the on-going book sale to raise funds which are 100% reinvested back into the Amherst Library to help enhance our programs and services, such as museum passes & concerts. Please contact Janice McDermott by email at to make arrangements.



  • Hardcover and paperback books in great condition, including:

    • Fiction, mystery, science fiction

    • Biography and memoir

    • History

    • Cookbooks and food

    • Religion and philosophy

    • Sports and hobbies

    • Science and nature

    • All categories of children's and young adult books

  • Commercially published media (e.g. DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs)


  • Any of the following kinds of books IF LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD:

    • Travel guides

    • Software guides
    • Textbooks
    • Financial guides and business books
    • Medical Reference
    • DIY guides

    • Test preparations guides

    • Single volume reference books (dictionaries, thesauruses) 

Please Recycle

  • Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, torn covers and pages, soiled, musty, moldy, smoke or water damage, or excessive writing, highlighting or underlining in the text.

  • Magazines (bound or unbound)

  • Condensed books (Readers Digest)

  • Encyclopedias, price guides, almanacs

  • Non-commercially produced media, including copies on paper, CD, DVD, VHS and cassette tapes

  • Computer software

  • VHS movies or cassette music tapes 

  • Games System Games (PS3, PS4, Xbox, Wii etc)