Monday, August 1, 2011

The Great Book Giveaway and you're invited

Host: Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning

: 608-224-5380

: From Thursday, July 28 to Friday, August 12 at 4:30 PM

: Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning
2109 S. Stoughton Ro
Madison, WI 53716

You are invited to visit Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning to select materials for inclusion in your library’s collection at no cost to you. You can’t afford to miss this! Please share this message with any school media center or school librarian who may also be interested.

We are reducing the size of our physical collection as we refocus our mission to emphasize cost effective services and programs that meet the evolving needs of Wisconsin residents. Some of your colleagues have already visited and were amazed at the breadth and depth of our collection.

Authorized representatives of all publicly funded libraries in Wisconsin are invited (Monday - Friday) to 2109 South Stoughton Road from Thursday, July 28th through Friday, August 12 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Materials being distributed include books, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, LP records, hard-bound serials, and more. Libraries are encouraged to come prepared to transfer items personally. Please bring boxes if possible. Small collections may be shipped through the South Central Delivery Service, but we do not want to overburden delivery with major shipments. The average for libraries that have already visited is about 100 items!

Please let us know if you plan to send representatives. You may contact Patricia Stutz at or 608-224-5380 to schedule an appointment.

The content of our collection can be viewed in WISCAT. Our collection is heavily weighted to non-fiction subjects. Feel free to print a pick list to make the most of your time here.

Because our collection is considered state property, certain terms and conditions apply to dispersal. Items selected from our collection cannot be resold through library book sales, nor can they be offered to single non-profit organizations, private libraries or private citizens. Details on appropriate use of materials selected from the collection will be forwarded to you upon your acceptance of our invitation.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Martha Berninger, Director, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning, 608-224-6161.

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