You didn’t forget about post-Sandy NYC, did you?
Urban Librarian Unite’s Sandy Book Relief is still going strong! ULU has been hard at work, doing all kinds of jazz to keep this campaign going.
We’ve received LOTS of donations! Many of these books will be put into our mini-libraries and delivered to the children who need them most. High-interest/new titles will help rebuild library collections that were damaged in the storm.
Many of the donations came with super sweet messages of support. These are just a few:
We’ve driven the books out to people who need them! Believe me, there’s still people in these relief locations.
But sorting the books is lots of work and can be overwhelming.
We’re NY-ers, so most of us don’t own the cars necessary to deliver our donations. Remember being the only kid in your dorm who had a car? That’s how Lauren and Alison feel. Two cars aren’t quite enough for what we’re doing.
Also? Storage space doesn’t come cheap, yo.
You can help! Oh yes you can! We’ve received support from schools and libraries and librarians and teachers and Girl Scouts and all sorts of lovely people and now I know we’re going to get some help from you.
Are you knowledgable and bookish? Does the idea of sorting books into categories just make your heart all atwitter? Can you spare some time to volunteer? OR, do you have a car and want to help us make deliveries? Please consider volunteering for Urban Librarians Unite.
Don’t have time, but want to chip in for some gas money or help us pay for storage? That’s cool, as we’re definitely taking donations. Can you only spare a little? Don’t be shy. We take donations of any size.
We’re still here and we still need your help.
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid