The Friend’s Store

Just inside the entrance of the Prince Frederick Library, a treasure trove awaits you in the inviting Friends Library Store. The store contains many books and items guaranteed to delight any shopper. We have a wide selection of gently-used, delightfully affordable books: fiction and non-fiction, current and past, some classics, and some recent bestsellers. In addition, we also have a very large selection of books for sale in the Prince Frederick branch café.
Purchase Limit: 25 books per customer per day.

Gifts for All Ages

Searching for just the right gift for that special someone? If you want a unique gift that you might not find anywhere else, take a look at the variety of items in the Friend’s store!

Book Donations

At this time you can bring a maximum of 3 boxes of books in new/like new condition to the Prince Frederick location or 2 boxes to the Southern Branch or Fairview Branch.  Twin Beaches is not currently able to accept donations. We are not able to provide receipts right now.  Items should be in a bag or box and left under the pickup table in the vestibule.  Please indicate on the bag or box that they are donations or call the library to let a librarian know you have left materials.

Calvert Library appreciates donations of books, audiobooks on CD, and movies on DVD or Blu-ray that are in good, clean condition. We accept 3 bags or boxes at a time. Current items are especially appreciated.

We are not able to accept VHS tapes, audiobooks on cassette, encyclopedias, computer books, and textbooks.

To donate items, please bring them into the building during library hours, and ask a librarian where to leave them. Please see a librarian before leaving books. A book cart can be made available.

A donation receipt form is available upon request. The library does not keep a copy nor place a value on donated materials.

After reviewing donated items, librarians or volunteers will decide whether to add the items to the library collection, to sell them at the Book Sale, or to recycle the items.

Other locations that accept donations:

Vintage Values, Prince Frederick 443-975-7161
Hours for donations: Mon-Sat 9-5 no encyclopedias
Help Association, Inc., Owings 410-257-6669
Hours for donations: Tues-Sat until 2pm, closed Sun/Mon
no encyclopedias
SMILE Ecumenical Ministries, Inc., Lusby 410-326-0009
Hours for donations: Wed, Thur and Fri 9:30 – 1:30, Sat 8:30 – 11:30
no textbooks

To recycle books, movies, and audios, please take them to your Calvert County Convenience Center Site (compactor and recycling center).

Updated 4/5/2021