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VPL still looking to fill gaps in Rohian collection
Do you have an old Virginia High School yearbook that you are willing to part with? The Library is looking for Rohians that are missing from our collection. We would like to fill in and have a complete set. We have many requests to look at Rohians from previous residents, who are vacationing here, and by class reunion planners and we cannot provide them with yearbooks for all years.
Following is a list of the years that are missing:
If you would be willing to donate a copy for any of these years, please call the Library (748-7525) or drop it off at the Main Desk. They do not have to be in pristine condition. Thank you in advance for considering making a donation.
*Thank you to Joanne Jarvi and Linda Squires for donating the 1973 Rohian to the library.
*Thank you to Howard Mosley for donating the 1969, 1970, and 1971 Rohians to the library.
Missing Polk City Directories
In addition to having missing Rohians, the library is missing some of its city directories. Like the Rohians, the Polk directories are much in demand and we would like to be able to provide our patrons with a complete set.
If you have any of the years that we are missing and that you would like to donate, please let us know.
Guidelines for Donating Items to Virginia Public Library
Virginia Public Library accepts limited donations of items throughout the year. We accept paperback fiction with copyright dates up to one year old, and nonfiction and hardcover fiction with copyright dates less than 2 years old. The books must be in good condition. We do not accept encyclopedia sets, condensed books, magazines, or textbooks. AV items should be current and in good condition. The Library does not have the physical space to store large amounts of items during the year so please limit the amount of items you donate during the year.
The Friends of the Virginia Public Library hold a used book sale during the month of September each year. If you wish to donate items at that time, please call the Library after Labor Day of each year for information on when you may bring items for the book sale. Again, items should be in good condition and should not include condensed books, magazines, or textbooks. The above guidelines on copyright dates do not apply to the book sale.
If you have any questions about donating items that have not been addressed above, please speak to a staff member at one of our service desks. We will try to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for considering donating items to the Virginia Public Library.