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Old 11-20-2019, 12:28 PM
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Upon cleaning out a bookcase we find ourselves with several books that we no longer need. Some romance novels, how-to books, etc. I'm sure each has someone out there that would like to have it, but - just how to get it to them? Do our libraries accept donations, is there a used book store around here? Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:32 PM
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The libraries do accept book donations. Also, there is a used book store in Colony Plaza that may give you store credit for used books, based on their condition and value.
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There are lots of books normal public libraries will not take.

Mark Twain Library might have different parameters though for donations.

It is one of the libraries listed but it is a Villagers' owned library.

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The Mark Twain Library, in back of Paradise Rec Center. It exists on donated books, DVDs, magazines, etc.
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The libraries do accept book donations. Also, there is a used book store in Colony Plaza that may give you store credit for used books, based on their condition and value.
Pinellas branch is having a book sale in December. I am going to donate some to them.
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There are lots of books normal public libraries will not take.

Mark Twain Library might have different parameters though for donations.

It is one of the libraries listed but it is a Villagers' owned library.

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Just to clarify, your library list appears to be out of date. I don't think there is a Wildwood Public Library on Palmer St, and the phone number is not in service. There is a large Sumter County Library at 7375 Powell Street near Pinellas Plaza. Also, there is a Lake County Library in Fruitland Park at 604 W. Berckman St. that is very convenient to the Pine Ridge and Pine Hills Villages.
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Mark Twain Library is where I take my books. If they can’t use them on their shelves, they’ll either donate them to local retirement homes and the like or leave on a table for patrons to take and keep. Ditto magazines. Donating to Mark Twain is an absolute winner for everyone.
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