Share your stories: Library accepts donations

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sarah Denewellis
  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The summer months are commonly known military-wide as permanent change of station season.

As movers prepare to leave, they may have stories to leave behind, and there is one base organization that is happy to collect every tale.

"Instead of people bringing books to the (Airman's) attic, they should bring them to the library," said Ute Palk-Rebellius, a library technician at the Spangdahlem Library. "That way more people can enjoy them."

While the library gets about twenty best sellers and DVDs on loan per month, a good portion of its literature comes from donations.

"All books this year have been from donation and the loner program," said Marion Grosdidier, library technician, when asked about the budget for buying books. "In past years we were given around a $10,000 budget for buying books, but this year we just haven't had the funds."

Through donations, however, the library staff is still able to stock the shelves with new books, receiving two or three full boxes each month.

The library does not just accept hard-copy books, but also audio books, DVDs and CDs. Donated items should be in good condition and preferably under three years of age.

Additionally, the library reminds patrons who are about to PCS that if they don't have something checked out until their departure date, their account may be marked for deletion.

For more information, call DSN 452-6203 or 06565-61-6203.