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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

 
How to Donate Books Print E-mail

 WHAT DO WE TAKE?

FOR ALL DONATIONS PLEASE CALL AHEAD
We accept ANY and ALL BOOKS in ANY CONDITION
- Textbooks, Encyclopedias, dictionaries
- Novels, paperbacks, children's, non-fiction
- Big Books, books on tape
- National Geographic magazine is the ONLY magazine we accept!  

We will recycle old and damaged books for you! Read More About Books Wanted.

Please Note:

  • When packing your books, please box like books together and label the box.
  • Call ahead for large loads.
  • We do not have the resources to pick up books.
  • Check our Hours and Location - the hours change during summer and school holidays.

 

 
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SCARCE is a 501(c)(3) and donations to SCARCE are tax deductable. Ask for a tax receipt when dropping off books or items at Tools for Schools.
Books to Keep At Home

"My district has a high poverty level; very few students can afford ordering from Scholastic Books. Before Spring Break, I asked the students if they wanted me to go to SCARCE and they overwhelming said "YES!". Just today, a girl was joyfully sharing facts with her classmates from a book called Dino Poop. This book was from SCARCE and needed a little repair so I taped it up and cleaned it up. I am a big believer in recycling and reusing especially books; I tell the students that they can bring back the books if they find they don't like them. Without SCARCE, my students would not have access to books of their own. Research shows that more books in the home means better reading levels which is why I give my students books to keep."

Kathy Watkiss - Cook County School District #104