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"New to you" curriculum and resources!

Now located at our office 9975 Valley View Rd, Suite E, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

The Bookshelf at Esther's Place accepts donations of new or gently used educational resources and materials for home educating families.


We accept the following:

curriculum or other elementary and high school instructional materials; please make sure that any consumables are still able to be purchased

Classic Literature, Living Books, novels published before 1975, biographies, autobiographies

nonfiction illustrated picture books

Bob Books, Usborne phonics readers, vintage classroom readers

books or other media specific to Christian parenting, godly marriage, child development, or home education

small educational toys, educational games and puzzles, manipulatives, and educational tools (clean, working, and complete sets)

Not accepted:*

old editions of texts that require consumables no longer available for purchase

cassette tapes or VHS

large or non-educational toys, games or puzzles 

college text books 

Bibles and devotionals

leveled or "easy" readers or trade books published after 1975


How do I donate?

We accept donations on our Curriculum Swap events or by appointment.  Email to make an appointment and follow our Facebook page or join our email list for upcoming events!

Want to shop? 

You can shop by appointment by emailing or attending any of our in office events. You are also invited to join our ShareAway group on Facebook. 

*Still looking to make a meaningful donation? We recommend the following thrift stores

AbleLight, Minnetonka,MN

Legacy Thrift, Crystal, MN

Arc's Value Village, multiple locations

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