Friday, June 26, 2009

We Want Your Books...

...and DVD's and CD's and magazines.

Yep, we love your donations! Here are some FAQ's about donations:

Are my donations tax-deductible?
FRRL, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. When you donate to us, your donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may get a receipt for your donation from the staff or volunteers, but we cannot value the donation for you.

Where do donations come from and where do they go?
Donations come to us from the community’s generosity. Books that are not added to the library collections are offered to FRRL for semi-annual and specialty sales. Books remaining after the sales are donated to non-profit organizations.

Where do I donate?
There’s a bin in the front lobby, or you can donate at the staff entrance in the back...ring buzzer!

What do you do with the money raised?
We sponsor library programs, purchase equipment and supplies and try to keep the Reston Regional Library collections healthy.

How can I join the booksale team?
Contact Charly Karlsson, Book Sale Chair, 703-689-2700 at the library. Leave a message and she’ll call you back.

How can I become a Friends member? Complete a membership form and turn it in at the library, or mail it to the library, or use the link to our membership forms and Paypal on the right sidebar.

How many people volunteer?
We have 20+ dedicated sorters who work year round, plus another 50+ who pitch in at book sale time. They are all WONDERFUL.

Sorters, Who are they?
They are a crew of volunteers who work on regularly scheduled days each week to review and sort the donations. They are also the key people who setup and work the sales throughout the year. Without these dedicated volunteers, we could not have any kind of book sale, ongoing or otherwise.


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