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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Home for Books on Tape

Lori at a book sale

One of our devoted board members, Lori (along with her husband Jim) went the extra mile after our last book sale to find a good home for the leftover books on tape (the library weeded this collection, as books on CD seem to be the preferred media these days).

In her own words:
 Jim and I finally delivered the boxes of books on tape (cassettes) to the Center for Visually Impaired on W Peachtree and 4th Ave downtown.  We had six book size boxes, two Staples tote boxes and three large plastic tubs which caused us to use the truck.  [They were]  so thrilled to receive them.  She showed us the long table where they had books on tape for clients to take at will and there was a scarce 12-15 books spread on a big table.  She said the clients will be so excited to have new material to listen to--she wishes she would have a room to have a little library.  She would welcome any we had to give in the future.  I would guess any music CDs leftover after a sale would be welcome too.  Jim and I will be happy to deliver them--it was so good to know they were going to a good cause and would be appreciated.  

And today we received the following thank-you note from the Center for the Visually Impaired:
Thank you for bringing a donation of 431 audiobooks and 8 large print books from the Ocee Library to the Center for the Visually Impaired. These items, although used, are in good working condition. We appreciate this thoughtful gift, and our visually impaired clients, staff and friends will be delighted at having such a plethora of books from which to choose!
Your contribution enables the Center to provide the best possible rehabilitative services to blind and visually impaired persons of all ages.
Thank you for your support.

The Friends of the Ocee Library is so lucky to have volunteers like Lori and Jim - thanks guys!

If you are aware of a charity that could benefit from the leftovers from our book sales, email us and let us know. We can't promise anything, but we do love it when we can help others!