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Student Enrichment - Library
Library Book Donation Guidelines

Thank you for considering a donation to the Scholars Academy Library! Our collection is comprised exclusively of books that have been donated or purchased using donated funds or profits from school bookfairs. We continue to take book donations in order to grow our library.

Please see the guidelines below for what we can/cannot accept. It will save our volunteers time if each donor adheres to these simple rules as they prepare their donations. Any donated books our library cannot use will be given to a school classroom/charity or sold (with profits benefiting the library).

Also included below is a topical Wish List for the upcoming school year. These are areas that we hope to grow or areas where our collection is lacking. If you have books that fall into any of these categories, we would be especially thrilled to receive them! 


Please DO donate:
  • New hardcover or library bound books
  • Gently used hardcover or library bound books
  • Science books published within the last 10 years


Please DO NOT donate:
  • Board Books
  • Pop-up Books or books with flaps
  • Paperback books 
  • Workbooks
  • Science books more than 10 years old
  • Books that have torn pages, broken bindings, or other significant damage
  • Non-book items such as games, magazines, etc.


Topical Wish List
Non-fiction children's books that relate to the school curriculum (some topics are listed below):
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Charlotte History
  • North Carolina History
  • Animals
  • Structures
  • Electrical Circuits
  • The Human Body
  • Environmental Science
  • Earth Science
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Meteorology
  • Plants
  • Astronomy
  • Insects
  • Pollution
  • US or World Geography
  • Government
  • Energy and Motion
  • Europe, Australia, Africa
  • Art and Art History
  • Composers
  • Music History
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Programming
  • Bilingual books (Spanish or Chinese)
  • Biographies intended for children