Posts Tagged ‘Charleston Friends of the Library’

Charleston County Public Library is Presenting a Summer Book Sale in Charleston, SC – June 18-20, 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

I received this press release at Carolina Arts. I think public libraries are one of the great resources we have in this country and will be willing to pay higher taxes any day – as long as that extra money goes to support our libraries. Go buy some books.

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Cheap books abound at the upcoming summer book sale held by the Charleston Friends of the Library. That SUMMER Book Sale will be at the Main Library in downtown Charleston, SC, on June 18-20, 2010. It’s a great way to do some guilt-free, green shopping!

WHO: The Charleston Friends of the Library is a 501c3 membership organization that supports and advocates for the Charleston County Public Library. The Friends raise money for over 4,000 library programs like Summer Reading for kids and teens, computer classes, Opera at the Library, concerts, film screenings, author events, new technology and more.

WHAT: Join the Friends of the Library at That SUMMER Book Sale. The books are cheap, the cause is worthy, and it’s a great way to do some guilt-free, green shopping! All books were donated to the Friends by the community.

WHERE: Main Library Auditorium, Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

WHEN: Friday, June 18th & Saturday, June 19th, 9am-5:30pm and Sunday, June 20th, 2-4pm.

A special Friends of the Library Member Sale will be held prior to the public sale Thursday, June 17th, 5:30-7:30pm. People are welcome to join the Friends of the Library at the door.

For more information or questions, please visit (www.CCPL.org) or call 843/805-6930.

Help the Charleston County Public Library – Donate Your CDs, DVDs, LPs and Videogames

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Well – it seems one of my favorite places needs help. I know I’ve got some CD’s and a few DVD’s I wonder why I ever purchased to begin with that I could donate. I’m not going to name names – to protect me. But, here’s an opportunity to get them out of my collection and spare me the embarrassment the next time someone is looking to see what I have and then it happens – they pull one of those mistakes out and give me that look. Oh man, it’s a look I don’t want to see again.

So, I guess I’ll be going through and doing some sorting. The Library will get some cash for my mistakes and I’ll have that warm fuzzy feeling. Like they say – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And, I’ll be clearing some space for some new – better – music and movies. You’ve just got till Apr. 15, 2010 so don’t delay.

Here’s the pitch:

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The Charleston Friends of the Library, in Charleston, SC, is holding a special Media Donation Drive to help raise money to support the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL). Now through Apr. 15, 2010 (tax day), donate your gently-used CDs, DVDs, LPs and videogames to any of the 16 public library locations in Charleston County.

With neighboring libraries like the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North Carolina announcing the closing of half its branches and the recent announcement of reduced library hours at CCPL starting April 1st, the Friends of the Library is looking to raise money in new and innovative ways like online sales, in addition to the popular book sales held throughout the year.

The Charleston Friends of the Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, raises money through book sales and membership to help fund over 4,000 Library programs each year that are free to the community. The Friends of the Library is partnering with AbundaTrade.com (formerly Millennium Music) and CCPL for this special donation drive.

The Friends of the Library accepts donation of books and media all year long, but needs your help now. Your donation is tax-deductible and supports your local Library.

If you would like to become a member of the Charleston Friends of the Library, or for more information on the Media Donation Drive, please visit (www.CharlestonLibraryFriends.org).