Ditch your old CDs, DVDs, video games to help the library (and save on taxes)

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As you may have heard, the Charleston County Public Library is feeling the sting of a budget shortfall. To help out the Charleston Friends of the Library is raising funds by collecting donated CDs, DVDs, LPs, and video games and selling them online.

You win by keeping the library healthy and saving on taxes.

Smart. And it's a good time to clean out your closet.

Here's the deal, from their post:

Ditch that Britney Spears CD for a Good Cause

The Charleston Friends of the Library is holding a special Media Donation Drive to help raise money to support the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL). Now through April 15th (tax day), donate your gently-used CDs, DVDs, LPs and videogames to any of the 16 public library locations in Charleston County.

With neighboring libraries like the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North Carolina announcing the closing this week of half its library branches and the recent announcement of reduced library hours at CCPL starting April 1st , the Friends of the Library is looking to raise money in new and innovative ways like online sales, in addition to the popular book sales held throughout the year.

WHO: The Charleston Friends of the Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, raises money through book sales and membership to help fund over 4,000 Library programs each year that are free to the community. The Friends of the Library is partnering with AbundaTrade.com (formerly Millennium Music) and CCPL for this special donation drive.

WHAT: A media donation drive to collect CDs, DVDs, Videogames and LPs to help raise money for the Charleston County Public Library. The media items will be sold online or at upcoming Friends Book Sales. You can also help us raise money for the library by becoming a member of the Friends with our new ONLINE MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP. Membership starts at just $20.

WHEN: Now through April 15th.. The Friends of the Library accepts donation of books and media all year long, but needs your help now.

WHERE: Any of the 16 Charleston County Public Library Locations.

WHY: you don’t really need that Britney Spears CD, and because your donation is tax-deductible and supports your local Library.

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