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We are a non-profit, all volunteer group dedicated to expand public awareness and support for the Charles County, MD, Public Library system.

Please Visit Our Used-Books Store
Our main source of income is our Used-Book Store which is located on the lower level of the La Plata Branch Library.  
The store is open every Saturday that the library is open.  *The Used Book store is closed during the book bazaars.*
(Holiday weekends may cause exceptions. Please call La Plata Branch Library at 301-934-9001 to be sure.) 
We open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.  

Please attend our Book Bazaars in April and October. A huge number of used books will be on sale at clearance prices. 

When you come to shop, bring your donations with you!  

Park in the lower driveway and we’ll provide a cart and volunteer to assist you. 
(We do require that your donations be in bags or boxes.)
We accept hardcover and paperback books, audiobooks on CD, Playaways,
music CDs, and movies on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Donations are $$ TAX DEDUCTIBLE $$!
If you would like a tax receipt, please count how many of each category
(paperbacks, hardbacks, DVDs, etc) you have brought for donation.

Book Donations Guidelines for Charles County Public Library 
Citizens for the Charles County Public Library

Sorry, but we cannot use the following items: (They just do not sell.) 

            VHS Video Tapes

            Audio Books on Cassettes

Magazines or Textbooks

Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

National Geographic Magazines

Encyclopedias older than 5 years

Books with mold or mildew

Phonograph Records

Do you BUY Audiobooks, DVDs and Blu-Rays?  Do you watch them once and stick them on a shelf?
Consider donating them to your favorite branch library or to C4CCPL. 
Share the entertainment and get a tax deduction!


Citizens for the Charles County Public Library, Inc. (C4CCPL) is a non-profit, all volunteer group dedicated to expand public awareness and support for the Charles County, Maryland, Public Library system. With membership support from the community, we assist the library in many of its endeavors. C4CCPL sponsors activities, raises funds, and promotes the library as a cultural, educational, informational and recreational asset to Southern Maryland. The funds raised by our activities help supplement the library's budget by purchasing items not included in their operating budget by Charles County. Since our inception in June, 2002, we have provided more than a Quarter of a Million dollars in funds to the Charles County Libraries. 

         C4CCPL has provided funds for: 

Outreach Services Kits to use in programming to seniors.

Support of the pre-school story times at all three branch locations. 

Publicity for the library in Image magazine.

Expansion of the Spanish Collection at P. D. Brown Library.

Special expenses for transition to the new software system, SIRSI. 

Shelving units for P. D. Brown Branch Library in Waldorf. 

A large DVD storage unit at P .D. Brown Branch Library. 

Printing Bookmarks.

Six carts/book trucks.

Funding of student projects.

A Document/Image Scanner for each branch.

Funding for new CCPL website design.

Purchasing Spanish language instructional sets for Waldorf and Potomac Branches.

Expansion of the Books-on-CD collection at La Plata.

Printing promotional bookmarks for all branches.

T-shirts, prizes and special performances for  Summer Reading Programs each year. 

A Local Author Reading at Potomac Branch. 

Promotion and Advertising.

A new subscription to "Book Page" for all branches.  

Laminating Machines and Film.

A New Reference Desk for Potomac Branch Library, costing $14,065.07. 

READING ROAD TRIP 2007 Summer Reading T-Shirts, $3560.37.

A new  Circulation Desk for P.D. Brown Library in Waldorf.

C4CCPL has recently provided funds for: 

Summer Reading Prizes.

Library Tote Bags.

BOOK PAGE Subscription.

Sponsor for Local Author reception.

New meeting room tables for La Plata Branch Library. 

Movie License for Library Programming.

Table covers (with Library Logo) for Community Events.

Books donated for library programs and book clubs all year.

A VISIT WITH SANTA  program and prizes.

Summer Reading Tee Shirts and Prizes.

A large donation to buy books and movies for the branch libraries.

Grant- matching funds for P D Brown redecorating.   

Funding for Infant Storytime  "Cuddle Time".


Enjoy a membership discount on Premium books at the Used-Book Store anytime.

Receive advance notice of Citizens Used-Book Store Specials and Book Bazaars.

Enjoy Members Preview Day prior to each Book Bazaar. Get first pick!

Receive 5 FREE BOOKS at every Book Bazaar.

We now have more than 900 members! Have you joined yet?


To increase community awareness of and support for our public library system.

To stimulate utilization of library services and resources.

To encourage gifts, endowments and memorials to the library.

To increase membership in our organization, so that we may build a larger and more vocal constituency for increased financial support of the library system.


  • ·         President - Ann Chess

  • ·         1st VP - Bertha O'Neal

  • ·         2nd VP - Jeannie Ping

  • ·         Secretary - Amy Bray

  • ·         Treasurer - Barbara Montgomery 

  • ·         Officer-at-Large – Barbara Sheridan

  • ·         CCPL Executive Director - Janet Salazar

  • ·         Publicity - Bertha O'Neal

  • ·         Web Page - Charley Owens

  • ·         Gifts, Endowments, and Memorials -Janet Salazar (Contact at La Plata Branch Library 301-934-9001 Ext. 120) 

Totes are a large size and sell for only $2.00 + tax. 

Bags are available at any Charles County Library Branch.

Very handy for carrying your library books and your purchased books from the C4CCPL Used-Book Store. 

(These make great grocery bags, too. They are bigger than the ones the supermarkets sell and advertise the library as well!)

Thank You for Supporting the Citizens for the Charles County Public Library, Inc.

By donating your books and other items, by donating your time as a C4CCPL volunteer, and by purchasing from the Used-Book Store, 

you are supporting the Charles County Public Library.