Public libraries often have used book drives where they sell books donated from the community to raise money. If you choose to donate books, be sure to keep these basic rules in mind when giving: Don’t give puzzle, coloring or sudoku books that are used, filled in or already solved. Old high school or college textbooks are not desirable, even if you paid a significant amount for them. Self-published books, old magazines and any books about technology where the information inside is obsolete should be tossed into the paper recycling bin instead. And remember this: A book drive means books -- no old electronics, medicine, clothes or anything that does not make sense at a library.