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Supporting the Lending Library?

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Hi Staff!

We noticed that the Survivor Lending Library is currently down until further notice, so this question is about how we can support the lending library when it is back online. We are interested in hopefully contributing books to lend. How do Pandy's members sponsor books for the library? Are there additional costs other than that of the book itself? Do we propose the books we would like to sponsor for Mod approval, or would we choose from a wishlist? Can workbooks be lent? Could we do so semi-anonymously (using our username and not our legal one)? Is there a specific format that the provided books must be in, or any other technical requirements to be aware of?

Thanks so much for all you do to make Pandy's the astoundingly healing place it is!

LH

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The biggest issues around the lending library revolve around a human touch, a volunteer manning the library and getting books in and out.  This has proven a big hurdle that's only grown as the forum membership had grown too over 86,000.  Postal rates have increased to such a point that many if the books can be purchased used on Amazon or other resellers less expensively than we can ship and the borrower reship.  These logistical matters have brought us to a place of realizing members can request good titles through an interlibrary loan for free using public libraries, making our library efforts redundant and too expensive.

Thank you for the thoughts

Patricia

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I'd been wondering the same thing. Thanks for the answer. :(

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Could we do an online lending library? Maybe through kindle?

 

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Thanks for the suggestion but Pandy's does not endorse or encourage off the board contact between members. 

The board is still being worked on so some ways of giving back are not available at this moment - contributing memberships, donating through PayPal etc. But there are other ways to help!  If you shop on Amazon select Pandora's Project from the Amazon Smile program and the board receives a percentage of every purchase. Also:

We appreciate all donations, including in-kind donations. In-kind donations help us direct monetary donations to programming, rather than to overhead. We especially appreciate the following types of in-kind donations:

  • U.S. postage stamps in any denomination (used for general purposes and to ship books for the lending library)
  • Target and Wal-Mart gift cards (for office supplies and retreat supplies)
  • Best Buy gift cards (for technology needs, such as software)
  • Amazon.com e-certificates 
  • Office Max and Office Depot gift cards (for envelopes, printing paper, and general office supplies)
  • New healing related books/workbooks to be given away on our FaceBook pg or here. 

As with monetary donations, the value of in-kind donations is tax deductible as allowed under law. If you'd like to make an in-kind donation, please see our Contact Us page for our mailing address and e-mail address.

 

You can be sure we'll post an announcement when we find a new home for the US library and the ability to move it all. The Australian library remains closed due to illness.

The Moderating Team 

 

 

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