FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2012
FRIENDS OF THE CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG LIBRARY
HOST 3rd ANNUAL BOOK DONATION DRIVE AND SALE
Charlotte, North Carolina – Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, the non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the library, announced today it will host its annual book donation drive on March 31 and April 2 – April 7, 2012, and book sale April 26 - May 5, 2012. The donation drive will take place at two locations: South Park Towers at 6100 Fairview Road from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on March 31 and Cotswold Chick-Fil-A (4431 Randolph Road) on April 2 - 7 from
5 – 8 p.m. The actual book sale will take place on April 26 – May 5 at South Park Towers at 6100 Fairview Road.
The Friends of the Library are collecting used books (of all genres), DVDs, CDs, and other media for the annual book sale to benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Donors will receive a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich with the donation of four gently used books during the April 2-7 drive. No sales will occur during the book drives. All donations to Friends of the Library are tax deductible and all proceeds benefit the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
”We are very excited for the 3rd annual Book Donation Drive and Sale this year,” said Sharon Blalock, president of the Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. “The support from the community was amazing last year, allowing us to raise $20,000 for the library. We look forward to a great turnout this year.”
For more details on dates and times or to volunteer, visit www.cmlibraryfriends.org. Can’t participate in the event this year? Community members can click on the link and still donate to the cause. Thank you to Book Sale location sponsor CBRE.
About Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
The Friends of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is a non-profit organization established to champion the efforts of the Public Library System. Their mission is to support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as a vocal advocate before elected officials, community leaders and citizens at large and to raise funds to help achieve a level of excellence. For every $1 invested, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library returns $4.57 in direct benefits to the community. Tens of thousands of school children utilize library literacy programs and homework help each year and more than 6,500 Charlotte-Mecklenburg teachers rely on library resources for their classrooms. In addition, the library is the area’s largest provider of internet access and the only access for more than 70 percent of the 1.28 million library computer users last year.
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