Is there a book you'd like to donate to the library so that others may enjoy it? If so, bring it to the librarian or library assistant, and a bookplate listing you as the donor will be placed in the front (unless you choose to remain anonymous). Additionally, you can donate books in honor or someone's birthday, graduation, etc. You can also donate books in memory of a loved one.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept books that do not meet the Arlington ISD's library collection development policy (i.e. books which are in poor physical condition, present outdated content, show bias, do not have reviews available, or are not appropriate for high school students). The library also accepts appropriate magazine subscriptions. Email Mrs. Severns ( for more information.

Monetary donations are gladly accepted. Please make checks payable to the Martin H.S. Library. Donations of $250.00 or more will require the filling out of a Donation Reporting Form that will be turned in to the school board.

If you're not sure what kind of book to donate, please see the list of book suggestions below. These are young adult books that recently received starred reviews in professional journals:

The Art of Secrets by James Klise
Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley
Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
Boy on the Edge by Fridrik Erlingsson
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Call Me by My Name by John Ed Bradley
The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi
The Fall by Bethany Griffin
Far from You by Tess Sharpe
the Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Girl Defective by Simmone Howell
The Good Sister by Jamie Kain
Goodhouse by Petyon Marshall
Guy in Real Life by Steven Brezenoff
Halley: a Novel by Faye Gibbons
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: a Novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner
Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury
If You're Reading This by Trent Reedy
In the Shadows by Kiersten White
Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan
The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff
Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs
A Matter of Souls by Denise Lewis Patrick
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman
Paint Me a Monster by Janie Baskin
Parched by Georgia Clark
Pieces of Me by Amber Kizer
Prince of Shadows: a Novel of Romeo and Juliet by Rachel Caine
Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle
Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo
Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiassen
Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock
The Stepsister's Tale by Tracy Barrett
The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner
Swim that Rock by John Rocco
There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
Threatened by Eliot Schrefer
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
The True Tale of the Monster Bill Dean telt by hisself by David Almond
Tsarina by Patrick J. Nelle
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank
The Tyrant's Daughter: a Novel by J.C. Carleson
What We Did for Love: Resistance, Hearbreak, Betrayal by Natasha Farrant