Helping Out

There are several ways to help support the Rehoboth Beach Public Library!

Volunteers fill a vital and essential role at the Rehoboth Beach Library and allow the library to function at a much higher level of service than would be possible with paid staff alone. Volunteers are present within the library on a daily basis to assist with circulation, maintain inventory, and mend books. The library currently enjoys the help of over 20 volunteers.

Rehoboth Beach Library is privileged to have an elite group of volunteers referred to as “Shelf Elves.” Our Shelf Elves agree to devote 1/2 hour of their time per week to help keep the library’s bookshelves organized. The day and time is at the discretion of the elf.

It is the responsibility of the Shelf Elf to keep the books neat and in order according to the Dewey Decimal System.

For their work, the Shelf Elves receive the staff’s eternal gratitude.

Thousands of people turn to the library every day seeking a book, a job, access to the Internet, and more. Our library offers programs and services that educate, inform, and entertain Delawareans of all ages and interests. Our collections (print and online) continue to expand with new titles being added daily. Your support helps make all that possible!

Donate to the Rehoboth Public Library:

Thank you!

Amazon Shopping? Help support the Rehoboth Beach Public Library and Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library when you shop with Amazon.com!

Here’s how:

  1. visit SMILE.AMAZON.COM
  2. Under “Account Settings” look for “Change your Charity”
  3. Search for “Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library” & select as your charity
  4. Shop! Look for “Eligible for AmazonSmile” donation on product description pages
  5. With each AmazonSmile eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to the Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.

Thank you for your support!

The Rehoboth Beach Public Library can only accept items during normal business hours. Please refrain from placing donations in the book-drop. Books, CDs or DVDs must be in good physical condition. Good condition means:

  • Clean (free from dust, grime, and stains)
  • Intact spine and pages
  • Odorless
  • Small signs of age and wear

Books, CDs, and DVDs that are moldy, dirty, foul-smelling, yellowed, water damaged, heavily scratched (CDs and DVDs), or incomplete (i.e. broken spines, missing pages) will not be accepted.

Guidebooks, medical books older than 5 years, encyclopedias, text books, outdated electronic media (Cassettes, VHS, etc.), magazines older than one year, and Reader’s Digest condensed editions cannot be accepted.

For more information on item conditions, visit these two sites:
Amazon.com Condition Guidelines
AbeBooks.com Guide to Book Conditions

The Rehoboth Beach Public Library appreciates your donation!

We ask that you limit donations up to 2 boxes per day because we have limited space and volunteer time to sort and process items efficiently. Disposition of donations are the sole discretion of staff and book sale volunteers. Understand that once items are donated they become the property of the library and will be used or disposed of as we see fit.

Thank you!!

$20 each!

Please help us preserve library state funding!

We understand difficult financial challenges. These challenges are exactly why it is critically important to ensure continued financial support of our public libraries. From technology access to one-on-one job search assistance to early literacy activities that prepare students for school to classes and workshops that promote brain health in our seniors, library staff serve their communities face-to-face, right where they live.

Contact your elected officials to voice your support of libraries to keep their buildings open & preserve our level of excellence!

Fill out your story & eMail stories to rehobothbeach.library@lib.de.us

Honor someone special in your life and help the library, too! Each card has minimum donation of $5 per card. The funds are to help the general operation of the library.

Honor cards are available for purchase at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library during normal business hours.The Rehoboth Beach Public Library does not keep record of the honor cards purchased, sent, or received.

Reserve your Place in Downtown Rehoboth Beach

Celebrate with one (or more!) engraved 4×8 bricks. Commemorative bricks fund the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Your purchase will support the general funds of the library. This helps the library buy more materials to check out, provide more classes and events for all ages, and keep the library open!

Bricks are installed 50 at a time. Once installed we will notify you of the installation date and location in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.