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What about the childrens hospitals? I know when I was there for a prolong visit there was not much to watch. My husband ended up bring some from home and rented some for me, once my son fell asleep.
I have donated movies, AND books to our Library for years. If they don't put them out for rental, then they put them in the book store for the Friend's of the Library to raise funds.
After my husband died, I donated 117 VHS and 27 Slide trays, but I still have blank VHS, will the Library take them. Maybe they could sell them. I use their Audio Books, so I feel I could give them something. I can't take them off my Taxes, but at least they can go for some good.
I donate our childrens VHS tapes to our local school so the teachers can have them on hand. Zig
I always donate old movies and books to the library. As somebody else posted, our library sells whatever they can't use. Also, when I had small children I would always take out videos from the library. It felt so good to give all my childrens VHS and DVDs to the library when they outgrew them. I know how much I benefited from being able to rent videos from the library. I was glad I could expland their collection with updated material.
Also, IF your library gets too many of these videos, they will still profit from your donation, they will sell them at their yearly sale and use the money to purchase more books, etc. for the library. My family checks out videos from the library on a regular basis, so we thank you for your donation.
Don't forget those VHS tapes are tax deductible as are books. Donate them to library get a receipt for library and turn in on taxes as non monetary donated goods. My mom goes to the library sales to buy used VHS movies for her collection. They cost a buck and she can afford them that way and can watch them over and over.
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