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Subject: Deals for flooded libraries
Date Posted: 12/29/2007 6:39 PM ET
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The recent flooding in Oregon and Washington ruined many school libraries, and the greatest bookstore in the NW, Powell's City of Books, is collecting new and used  books to help out these poor schools!

I have a few credits in my account, and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to do a great deal on children's or YA books- fiction or non-fiction, classics or contemporary, picture books, chapter books, anything will help!

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 7:02 PM ET
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sending you a PM

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 7:34 PM ET
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Rachel - just send me a list of anything that interests you on my shelf and I'll box em up!~ Robin

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 8:15 PM ET
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Rachel,

As a school librarian, I applaud your effort! I have over-ordered on some new hardbound books about different countries. The two series are "Festivals of the World" and "Welcome to my Country," and they are age-appropriate for 2nd - 6th grade. These are currently listed on amazon.com at around $26 each, but I bought them for much less, just so I could pass them on.

Here are the countries that are represented:

  • Canada,
  • China,
  • Haiti,
  • Indonesia,
  • Israel,
  • Mongolia,
  • New Zealand (Festivals of the World);
  • Cambodia,
  • Israel,
  • Portugal,
  • Thailand (Welcome to my Country).

Could you do this for 3 credits, and I'll throw in some extra paperbacks as well?

Blessings in the upcoming new year,

Liz F.

AlamoLiz

Date Posted: 12/29/2007 10:10 PM ET
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Send me a PM with how many credits youre wanting to spend and any specific subject. and I would definitely help you out!

Date Posted: 12/30/2007 5:42 PM ET
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Thank you Kelsey, I will PM you and take a look at your shelf later, I'm off to a movie with my mom right now...

I am so blessed by how many people are dealing or donating books for the schools here, you are all terrific!!

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 2:39 PM ET
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I applaud you for giving back to your community in their time of need.  If there are any books on my bookshelf that you would like, please PM me.

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 3:37 PM ET
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Rachel, it is really great that you are giving back to your community in their time of need. Look at my list and I'll send you whatever books you want. No charge. Just send me a PM of your choices and I'll box them up and send them.

JOANNE (joann) - ,
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 9:30 PM ET
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Rachel, Please take a look at my shelf and let me know if you would like anything and will definitely donate them to you for the libraries. Please just let me know. Great thing that you are doing.

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 9:48 PM ET
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I know I don't have very many YA books, but if there is anything you think they could find a use for, how about 5 for 1 no restrictions?

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 1:17 AM ET
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Wow, there's been such a great response, I'm out of spare credits! I always have to have one credit for that WL book I'm #1 for and waiting... Thank you everyone!

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 6:14 AM ET
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I know I don't have a ton, but I  do have quite a few of the Charlie Brown Encyclopedias and sone Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys.  Take a look and if you want them I will get them right out to you.  Just let me know what you want.

Kare

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 6:34 AM ET
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Rachel, why don't you post the address for Powell's City of Books so we can send some off?  The NW is more than welcome to all my children's books.  I'll take them off my bookshelf right now.  Just waiting for an address:)

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 1:32 AM ET
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I don't know if the whole Powell's chain is doing this or just the branch near me, I will check into that. There's nothing on their web site that I can find, so I think it might just be the one over here.

Date Posted: 1/6/2008 1:35 AM ET
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If there's anything on my bookshelf that you want, send me a PM.

Date Posted: 1/12/2008 11:36 PM ET
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I've received books from 6 people already, and my collection box is filling up!  I'm probably going to Powell's tomorrow to drop them off, but I know there are still more coming, thank you all so much!!!

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 3:02 AM ET
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Thank you to Theresa and Marcia for the boxes of books!

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 11:51 AM ET
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I don' t have that many YA books but I'll be glad to send what I have, I'll got through my kids IRL bookshelf and take what's in good shape.  Would you PM me with an address and I'll send them out tomorrow?  No credit needed... I'm glad to be able to help with their needs!



Last Edited on: 2/21/08 11:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 5:04 PM ET
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FYI: Powell' s customer service (800) 291-9676 stated that we can send boojks direct to them.

Powell's.com

2720 N.W. 29th Ave

Portland OR 97210

Attn: Sally

 

It was suggested that you enclosed a short note that the books are for the flooded school libraries.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 12:48 AM ET
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Thank you for the info Eve!  I didn't see anything on their website, and the people at the Beaverton branch didn't know if the other branches were collecting as well. The one time I went to Portland I didn't see any collection boxes and they were swamped so I didn't ask at the desk.

Date Posted: 2/23/2008 2:37 AM ET
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Rachel- I've sent a credit on to you, to help in your endeavor!

ETA: and this post was to help keep this on the front page!



Last Edited on: 2/23/08 2:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/23/2008 8:24 AM ET
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I don't think I have anything that would be considered YA on my list, but you can check it out and if there is something that would be helpful, let me know.  I'll get it sent right out to either your or Powell's.

Date Posted: 2/25/2008 9:35 AM ET
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Eve - I boxed up my YA books today and will mail out this week.

ALL - bumping... if anyone cares to donated books for public school libraries that have been flooded, Eve's posted the address.  Powell's is collecting on behalf of the libraries:

Powell's.com

2720 N.W. 29th Ave

Portland OR 97210

Attn: Sally

Include a note on the address label saying it's a donation from a PBS RAOK'er for the school flooded libraries!



Last Edited on: 2/26/08 7:06 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 10:56 PM ET
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Rach, look at my bookshelf and tell me what you want. I'll mail it out.

Melissa

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 6:43 PM ET
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Does anyone know if there is a cutoff date for this?  I haven't gotten my box packed--I hope to have time this weekend. But I don't want it to show up after they are done collecting, and it's going to have to go media mail.

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