Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Full Steam Ahead!

It is always amazing to see the donation bin and back door donation area after a 3 day weekend. Some people must spend that time cleaning things out. Today will be a big day for the sorters as it will library staff (people also turn in a lot of books when the library is closed for a day!).

We greatly appreciate your books that you donate.  The vast majority of the books we put out during our semi-annual book sale are from YOU, our community.  We keep very few library discards for that occasion.  Most that are in good enough shape go into our on-going sale.  That is the sale on the white shelves, and the shelving unit between the restrooms.  Those books are available between semi-annual sales.  We restock them approximately weekly, and you pay for those purchases at the circulation desk.  They are not ALL library discards either -- there's a lot to choose from.

We appreciate, too, that you follow our donation guidelines.  Just to remind you, here they are:
We are happy to accept:
  • Up to two boxes of books per household per day
  • DVDs, CDs, Books-on-tape/disc
  • Encyclopedias published within the last 10 years or before 1970
  • Only current magazines (last three months)
    The exceptions are:
    Any date for Architectural Digest, and Smithsonian
    Any date for food and recipe periodicals (GourmetFood & WineMartha StewartSouthern Living, etc.)
    No National Geographic magazines although we will accept maps pulled from them
  • Computer books published within last five years
  • Textbooks published within last 10 years
  • No videos except: Travel, Educational, Sets.

We no longer accept phonograph records.

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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