Donations & Puzzle Exchange


The Oak Creek Public Library welcomes donations of library related materials, such as gently used books, cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, CD audiobooks, and current magazines (less than 1 year old) except for crafting or quilting magazines (any age accepted). The library does not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or cassettes. We will not accept items that have water damage, missing pages, or are soiled or “smoky”. Audiovisual materials must be in their original sleeves/packaging. Copies are not accepted.

All donations are tax deductible. Patrons will receive a tax receipt upon request. Library staff will not place a value on materials donated.

Donations should be dropped off at the Oak Creek Public Library 1st Floor Service Desk. Donations will be evaluated by staff for addition to the library collection. Items not added will be given to the Friends of the Library for sale in their ongoing and annual book sales or will be disposed of. The library does not return items not added to the collection to the donor.

For monetary donations, please contact Jill Lininger, Library Director, at

Puzzle Exchange

Our Puzzle Exchange is displayed on the first floor of the library across from the Book Nook. It features puzzles for all age groups and levels of complexity. Feel free to take a puzzle, leave a puzzle! We ask that puzzle donations are missing no more than 5 pieces.