This is what you can do to help: We have set up a wishlist on Powell’s. While you’re welcome to send us any children’s books from any source, we realize that a wishlist might make things easier on some people. Some of the books are as cheap as three bucks and change and you can absolutely choose any of the used books options on the site.
Children in Sandy-affected areas need books for many reasons, including: Some of the children are not able to return to school. While many have been reassigned to fully-functioning schools, actually being able to get out of their area and travel to their new schools is still very difficult. Reading will help them keep up their skills so that they don’t fall too far behind before they are able to attend school on a regular basis. Also, access to the internet and TV is scarce. Books may be their only form of entertainment for quite a while. In times of stress, seeking escape in the form of a good book is more important than ever.
Please consider sending us a new or gently used book, either from our wishlist or a source of your own choosing. Books should be sent to:
Urban Librarians Unite
45-06 Queens Blvd
Sunnyside, NY 11104
You love libraries. You love kids. I know you want to help out and now is the time to do it.
I appreciate all the hard work people are doing. Thank you.
You can read more about the Sandy Children’s Book Relief here.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid