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14 June 2010 @ 12:04 am
DVD Library Donation Project  

This will be the page where we'll post updates on the Library-DVD drive. Thanks to your generous donations, about 250 'Legend of the Seeker' Season One DVDs will be donated to public libraries in the US. 

Some fans purchased a few DVDs and they're contacting and donating the DVDs directly to their local libraries. We'll report on those donations once we find out about them. Other fans sent us brand new DVDs from Europe so we could donate them to a US Library.



Our approach has been to donate to libraries in the top Neilson markets/cities, but before we mail the DVDs, we're contacting the library directors to make sure they do accept DVD donations. Some libraries don't (but gladly accept recommendations for new titles), for example donations may not be generally integrated into their collection, but are put out for sale to the public  (i.e. Kings County Library, NJ). The Chicago Public Library explained that due to the high cost of cataloging and processing unsolicited materials, they cannot accept donated materials. Sadly, many libraries are understaffed, so it's taking longer than expected to hear back from them.

SoS shipping department ;)

Firstly, the 60 sets to send to Terry Goodkind for personalization
were bought to mail to those of you who donated over $100.

between the team, a fair quantity of others (such as this) were purchased that same day to contribute to the effort on May 26th to get the DVD on the Amazon rankings, which it did at #11. We used Barnes & Noble to purchase the remaining number.

Response & Fun Stuff

Of those that have so far accepted, there have been some nice responses we thought we'd share:

We would be interested in receiving donations of Legend of the Seeker.  We do own 2 copies of season 1 (shared amongst 10 branches), that have been circulating continually and are checked out right now.  So there is definitely demand here. I looked up saveourseeker.com and I think it’s great when libraries receive material like this, best wishes in your donation drive." - Library Manager, Ohio.

"We do accept donations with certain restrictions.  In this case, since I am familiar with the series and it’s not in our collection, we’d be happy to add it." -Library Director, Minnesota.

"Thank you for your offer of a free set of the first season of “Legend of the Seeker” on DVD. As a small stand-alone library, without the resources of a large library system, we have a very limited DVD budget. I would be happy to add this series to our collection, especially with its connection to the Terry Goodkind books (which we do have in our collection)." -Librarian, Washington.

"These sound like nice sets and my husband will probably be the first to check them out.  He loves this series." -Library Director, Florida.

The New York City Public Library only has one DVD set remaining as one set is missing, and another is lost. The one on their catalog has 27 holds. Response from the library: "We are pleased to accept your generous offer of the DVD sets."

We will not send any DVDs to the Cleveland-Akron libraries as they already own 17 copies (owned by all CLEVNET Libraries). *applause please* http://cpl.org/


Happy librarians at Woodbury Public Library, CT with a donation.


Below are the libraries that have received the DVDs so far, in parentheses is the number of sets sent to each.


Navajo County Library (1), Holbrook, www.navajocountylibraries.org


Arcadia Public Library (2), http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=664
Sacramento Public Library (3), http://www.saclibrary.org/

San Diego Public Library  (5), http://sandiego.gov/public-library
San Francisco Peninsula Library System (2), Redwood City,
Moreno Valley Public Library (1) http://moreno-valley.ca.us
Torrance Public Library (2), http://www.torrnet.com/Library/5465.htm


Poudre River Public Library, Fort Collins (4), http://www.poudrelibraries.org


The Brookfield Library, (2) Brookfield, http://www.brookfieldlibrary.org/
Woodbury Public Library (1), Woodbury http://www.biblio.org/woodbury/


Brevard County Libraries (2), Cocoa, http://www.brev.org/

St. Petersburg Public Library, St. Petersburg (3), www.splibraries.org


DeKalb County Public Library (5),
Fulton County Library (4), http://www.afpls.org/


La Grange Park Public Library (1), La Grange Park, http://www.lplibrary.org/



Bellingham Library (1), www.bellinghamlibrary.org/

Boston Public Library (3), http://www.bpl.org
Hills/Rodgers Memorial Library (2), http://www.rodgerslibrary.org/
Reading Public Library (1), http://www.readingpl.org
Sanbornton Public Library (1), Promo on their facebook for SoS


Owatonna Public Library  (1), Owatonna, http://ci.owatonna.mn.us/library

Saint Paul Public Library (4) Saint Paul, MN, http://www.stpaul.lib.mn.us/


St. Louis Public Library (3), St. Louis, http://www.slpl.org/

Jefferson County Library (2), High Ridge, http://www.jeffersoncountylibrary.org/


Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library (2), Hudson, http://www.rodgerslibrary.org/

Sanbornton Public Library (2), http://splib.pbworks.com/


Vineland Public Library (2), http://www.vinelandlibrary.org/


New York Public Library/Mid-Manhattan Library (8), http://www.nypl.org/


Rowan Public Library (2), Salisbury, http://www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/Departments/PublicLibrary/tabid/145/Default.aspx

Stanly County Public Librar(1), www.stanlycountylibrary.org


Lincoln County Library District (1), Newport, http://lcld.blog-city.com/

Silver Falls Library (1), Silverton, http://www.silverfalls.plinkit.org/


Adams Memorial Library (1), Latrobe, http://www.adamslib.org
Atlantic County Library (6), Egg Harbor City, http://atlanticlibrary.org
Beaver Area Memorial Library (1), Beaver, http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=7899
Bethlehem Area Public Library (1), http://bapl.org
Cheltenham Township Library (1), Glenside, http://www.cheltenhamlibraries.org/
Glenside Free Library (1),
Philbrick Popular Library (6), Philadelphia,
Village Library (1), Morgantown, http://www.villagelibrary.org/

Vineland Public Library (2), http://www.vinelandlibrary.org/


Dallas Public Library (5), www.dallaslibrary2.org/ 

Farmers Branch Library (1), http://www.ci.farmers-branch.tx.us/play/manske-library

Flower Mound Public Library (1), www.fmlibrary.net/

Fort Worth Library (7), http://www.fortworthgov.org/Library/

Frisco Public Library (5), http://www.friscolibrary.com/
Grand Prairie Public Library (1), http://www.gptx.org/, Library newsletter and SF/Fantasy newsletter promoting SoS
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (2), http://dallaslibrary2.org/central/index.php
McKinney Public Library (1), www.mckinneypubliclibrary.org/ 

Quinlan Community Library (1), http://sites.google.com/site/quinlancommunitylibrary/
Smith Public Library (1), http://www.wylietexas.gov/departments/library/index/index.php
Tawakoni Public Library (1), Quinlan, http://www.tawakonilibrary.com/


Burlington Public Library, Burlington, WA, (2), www.burlington.lib.wa.us


Oak Creek Library (2), Oak Creek, http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=25728

This post will be continually updated when when we can name more libraries that have accepted our donations.

Juliafallenidol_453 on June 13th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is amazing! :D
Elizaelizaolivia on June 13th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Woah, you sent four copies to my library!? That is crazy *get in car to go check out one*
Book Lover for Lifesot_fan on June 14th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
I just mailed the DVDs, so it may take some time before they are catalogued and put on the shelves. Some libraries may be faster than others of course.
seekertruthnet on June 13th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome -- great job guys ♥

Burlington is about an hour and a half from me (Seattle) but my sister lives in a city north of it so maybe I'll go visit her just to check it out ;) haha And well you know, to visit with her and stuff..

Love the picture with the librarians also! This whole DVD idea was so brilliant.
dz93x5 on June 13th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
Michigan, Clinton Macomb Library

I'm going to be taking two copies of season 1 DVD to my local library this week (prolly tomorrow during lunch). I'm also going to bring the DVD press release too for their review. I'll ask them to mention our efforts on their website or newsletter.

Book Lover for Lifesot_fan on June 14th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Re: Michigan, Clinton Macomb Library
That's awesome. We'd love to include in our report any direct donations.

With every DVD mailed, we send a follow up email with a short blurb libraries can use for their newsletter. Feel free to use.

*NEW: "Legend of the Seeker"DVDs on Our Library Catalog*
If you're a fan of genre movies, such as 'Lord of the Rings' or 'The Chronicles of Narnia', check out our new 'Legend of the Seeker' DVDs. 'Legend of the Seeker' is a fantasy TV show, based on the best selling series "The Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind. With the support of Mr. Goodkind, 'Legend of the Seeker' fans are donating 250 copies of "Legend of the Seeker" Season 1 DVDs to public libraries nationwide in an effort to keep this refreshing show for many more seasons to come.
dz93x5 on June 17th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: Michigan, Clinton Macomb Library
Hi, you can add Clinton Macomb Library to the list for two season 1 DVDs. They have three total copies now which is fitting because there are three branches (main, south and north).

When I dropped them off I gave the clerk a copy of the press release and asked her to show it to the librarian. I had to get back to work so I didn't have much time to chat.

This library is HUGE (The Detroit Urban Area, which serves as the core of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, ranks as the 9th most populous of the United States, with a population of 3,903,377 as of the 2000 census, and area of 1,261.4 square miles (3,267 km2).)

Feel free to message them to ask for support of Legend of the Seeker, I have in person and in tweet. It might take a few people asking to see them respond via twitter or facebook.


Book Lover for Lifesot_fan on June 17th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Michigan, Clinton Macomb Library
Will do. Thank you again for all your support.
- laura
(Anonymous) on June 13th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
I wonder if we could somehow include a flyer inside the DVD sets to direct the library patrons to check out SAVEOURSEEKER.COM once they've viewed season one and fallen in love with the show?
Book Lover for Lifesot_fan on June 14th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Originally, that was the plan, but all the libraries requested something via email so they can easily post on their websites and newsletters.

This is the paragraph we're sending them:

NEW: "Legend of the Seeker"DVDs on Our Library Catalog
If you're a fan of genre movies, such as 'Lord of the Rings' or 'The Chronicles of Narnia', check out our new 'Legend of the Seeker' DVDs. 'Legend of the Seeker' is a fantasy TV show, based on the best selling series "The Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind. With the support of Mr. Goodkind, 'Legend of the Seeker' fans are donating 250 copies of "Legend of the Seeker" Season 1 DVDs to public libraries nationwide in an effort to keep this refreshing show for many more seasons to come.
Sean O'Connellseanoc18 on June 14th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
Wow, great effort by everyone involved. Unfortunately we have yet to get the DVDs in the UK :( Importing may be the only option.
oicaxf on June 14th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)

Keep fighting¡¡¡
(Anonymous) on June 14th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Bravo, Bravo!
~ SeekerFan2
Chloiego_clo on June 14th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
This is so incredible! Thank you guys so much for setting this up and making it happen! It's a brilliant idea!
Murderbitch: dennaevilgmbethy on June 14th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
This is so awesome! Not just because it helps our cause but because donating to libraries is just an all-around kickass thing to do.
Dilek: lots: epic mordsith hairthelake on June 14th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
this is absolutely amazing! ♥
Sarahoo!sarabones on June 14th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
I wanna cry :'D This is amazing.
rhyfeddu: Mistress Cara (LotS)rhyfeddu on June 14th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)

Fantastic. Thanks for the update. And always good to see happy Librarians in their natural habitat. ;)
cherish4cherish4 on June 14th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
How fantastic!
thrillsseeker on June 29th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
DVD donations
Does the group have "official" letterhead for a letter. If not, no worries. i'm sending in a few donations in the next week to my local libraries: San Diego Central and Chula Vista, both in California. Save the Seeker!
Kate: LotS C/K light- agielinghalfabubble on June 29th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: DVD donations
Awesome! Thanks so much! We're planning to send some to San Diego County and San Diego Public, once they get back to us :) Did you check to see if both your libraries accept the donations?

We didn't have a letterhead, so I very quickly whipped something up lol. We can use it in the future now ;D
It's an MS Word template, download here.
thrillsseeker on June 29th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Re: DVD donations
I just called the Central library. The entire public library district has some dozen or so libraries across the county. Each one would probably have some discretion...
thrillsseeker on June 30th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Re: DVD donations
Yes... they accept donations, and I have the contact names for both libraries. Will draft a letter (Thanks for the letterhead! BTW) and will have something over to them in a few.
jlyncssjlyncss on July 17th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)

Great job everyone!!
割れた妖精riven on July 17th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
This is so amazing! Any chance of getting my local library on the list, too? http://www.fcpl.org/information/branches/cburrartz/index.php
l_h_grahaml_h_graham on July 18th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
really amazing! I'm so happy and thankful for all the work you put into this! thanks so much! *flowers*
(Anonymous) on July 18th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Library Donation Project
Here's a great opportunity to present the DVD set to a newly renovated library just reopened in Kirkwood, Missouri (suburban St. Louis County). Here's a link to the St. Louis Today article, which notes that Margaret Conroy, Missouri's State Librarian, will attend the library's grand opening to be held on August 14th. By then we'll be celebrating STARZ picking up LOTS for a third season. YEAAAAH!

confessorlove: Excellentconfessorlove on July 18th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
This is SO AWESOME!!
asheebizzleasheebizzle on July 19th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
DANG ! i bet Amazon loves us
that was mass DVDs and mass money !
i just bout one, well both of them, in the Save Our seeker store too woo!

yay Cleveland! i live in Ohio lol

but wow this is great, you guys are amazing :)