Archive for Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Volunteer effort garners DVD collection for library

March 13, 2002

The funds used to pay for the 130 DVD movies on display at the Basehor Community Library can be traced back to one source the efforts of volunteers cleaning up following a fire in May.

On May 13, the Cabinet Shop of Basehor caught fire, causing the library building next door to sustain smoke and water damage.

Dozens of Basehor residents volunteered to help clean up the mess, meaning the library didn't have to pay professional cleaners.

The funds that would have been used for the cleanup were then earmarked for the DVD collection that is now available at the library.

The collection has titles ranging from children's shows to full-length feature films.

"Actually, we have all genres of movies," said Carla Keiser, Basehor Community Library director. "There are movies for children, the whole family, we have all kinds."

Keiser said the collection would become a big part of the library. The collection will be added to periodically, she said.

"It will become a part of our working budget," Keiser said. "We will try and add to our collection monthly."

DVDs have been available to check out since the beginning of February.

Keiser said the collection was started because a number of library cardholders had been requesting DVDs.

"We had a lot of requests and decided it was something we should get into," Keiser said.

In addition to DVDs, the library also has a videotape collection.

Keiser said both collections would be upgraded over the years.

"We'll keep adding to both of them," she said.

The DVDs are now available and can be checked out for as long as two weeks with a library card, Keiser said.

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