Let's Give Back!

Starting October 1st, Valley Cottage Library will have three ways to give back! Feeding those in need, giving kids books to read, and saving the earth.

The Great Give Back is a community service initiative for libraries and their patrons.


October 1-18

Donate Thanksgiving

food items:

 like boxed stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, canned yams/sweet potatoes, canned vegetables

Other donations needed include: cereal, oatmeal, pasta, 
boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, dry beans, rice, 
canned meats, and cooking oil in plastic bottles

Collection box will be located near the circulation desk.

Donations to benefit St. Paul's Food Cupboard in Valley Cottage. Visit their website for more ways to give.

Give a Kid 
a Book!

October 1 - November 1


The Children’s Room will collect new, unused books to be given as gifts to children through local charities during the holidays.


October 16
through April 22 (Earth Day)

Recycle the hard to recycle:

toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush packaging, floss containers, plastic razors, blades, disposable units, blade cartridges, razor packaging, skincare packaging, pump caps, hair spray triggers, lipstick cases, eyeliner pencils, & mascara tubes.

Click here for more information.

Collection boxes

are located in the vestibule.

All items collected will be sent to Terracycle where they will be used to make new products.

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