As the holidays near, the Carson City Library is launching a plan to save gently used and in good working order older models of a number of digital tools.
“It was a terrific offer from Supervisor (John) McKenna a few months ago when he asked me if there was a place in town where he could donate a devise he wasn’t using, but was in perfect working order. I replied, ‘Yes, the library,’” said Carson City Library Director Sena Loyd.
Through Jan. 31, tax-deductible donations of working devices can be dropped at the library’s information desk at 900 N. Roop St.
Items sought include: Internet enabled tablets like Apple’s iPad or Samsung’s Galaxy; digital cameras (still and video); e-readers like Kindles and Nooks, and MP3 music devices.
Staff will process donations and in most cases the tools will be added to the library collection for the public’s use. When donated items cannot be integrated into the collection, they will be passed to the Friends of the Carson City Library’s Browser’s Bookstore and made available for sale “as is” or to the Carson City Library Foundation for recycling in support of its technology renewal initiatives.
“Supervisor McKenna’s Samsung Galaxy is a great tool, you can connect (to the Internet) on the go. His generosity was the seed that sprouted the donation drive. This is an excellent way to keep digital tools in the library collection so patrons can continue their 21st century learning journey,” said Loyd.
Donors are asked to locate all cords and attachments that accompany devises in order to ensure the items can integrate into the collection. Original boxes and instruction manuals are also helpful.
Donations will be accepted during normal hours, Monday through Saturday. Staff will issue a receipt at the time of drop off.
For more information, email Loyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.