FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (6/2004)
Drive-up Book Donation Day is June 14 for Centenary Book Bazaar
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary College Book Bazaar will hold an assisted-donation day on Monday, June 14 at the bazaar’s Book House at 108 East Kings Highway. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day to unload books.
“We know this is a busy time for people who are planning to move,” said Zoe Ramsey, bazaar chair. “We are happy to take books so people don’t have to pay to move them from one house or city to another.” If a book collection is too large to fit into the trunk of a car, the Centenary Muses can arrange for pick-up. Donors with large collections can call the Book House at 219-3409 or the Centenary development office at 869-5136 to make arrangements.
Donors who can’t give on that day can take advantage of the large protected book bins in front of the Book House can be used for donations at times. Volunteers unload the bins at least twice a week, more often at peak times.
“We try to make it easy for people to give us their books,” Ramsey said. “People who love books want to be sure they are enjoyed by others—it’s hard for a reader to simply throw a book away. A donation to our bazaar offers them the chance to give their books a new life and to help students at Centenary at the same time.”
The Muses accept books, CDs, DVDs and videotapes in good condition. Condition is important to the resale value of a book. Not requested are textbooks over five years old (other than literature and history), Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and National Geographic magazines.
The 2004 Centenary Book Bazaar is scheduled for Sept. 10 and 11 at the Gold Dome on the Centenary campus. It is sponsored each year by the Centenary Muses.
Funds from the bazaar go toward student projects and activities that
are not covered by the college budget, including student travel through
the Carolyn Flournoy International Travel Fund.
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