Post-holiday Freecycle Event at Pima County Libraries

Saturday, January 7 at 2 pm (PT)

After the holiday season you may have things that are too good to throw out, but would rather not keep. To end this dilemma, the Pima County Library has partnered with the nonprofit Freecyce Network to give Tucsonans an opportunity to give away (and get) used items (Santa tie, anyone?) at the second annual post-holiday Freecycle on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Things that are brought to the event should be in good condition. It is recommended to bring something if you want to take something. Animals and large items like refrigerators are not allowed to exchange or give away.

Last year’s Freecycle was on the day of the Jan. 8 shootings, but there was still a good turnout, said Karen Greene, the event’s organizer. People came out to connect with others and to do something positive, she said. Last year an 8-year-old got his first acoustic guitar and a person who had just moved to Tucson was able to get a full set of dishes, she said. “It was a real positive experience for a real bad day,” Greene said.

Saturday, January 7th
2 – 4 pm., various Pima County Libraries

Participating libraries include:

Nanini Branch Library
7300 N. Shannon Rd.
594-5365

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Branch Library
7800 N. Schisler Dr.
594-5200

Murphy Wilmot Branch Library
530 N. Wilmot Rd.
594-5420

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Ave.
594-5500

Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library
4350 E. 22nd St.
594-5285

Woods Memorial Branch Library
3455 N. First Ave.
594-5445

Flowing Wells Branch Library
1780 W. Wetmore Rd.
594-5225

Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library
601 N. La CaƱada Dr., Green Valley
594-5295