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 showed up at bars and harassed you for money!

Me and Tim and Queery's Graphic Content Party

Me and Tim and Que(e)ry’s Graphic Content Party

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.

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Tim and his favorite book.

Tim and his favorite book.

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This is the good stuff.

This is the good stuff, kids.

Neil Gaiman AND Francesca Lia Block in one donation? Girl, you know I was excited about this.

Neil Gaiman AND Francesca Lia Block in one donation? Girl, you know I was excited about this.

Did you not send us the BEST stuff?

Did you not send us the BEST stuff?

Why, it's ULU's fearless leader and Library Journal's Mover and Shaker, Christian Zabriskie! He sure is excited about all these donations!

Why, it’s ULU’s fearless leader and Library Journal’s Mover and Shaker, Christian Zabriskie! He sure is excited about all these donations!

Many of the donations came with super sweet messages of support. These are just a few:

Thank you Juli Davis!

Thank you Juli Davis!

This is so sweet, I wanted to cry. I may have cried.

This is so sweet, I wanted to cry. I may have cried.

We’ve driven the books out to people who need them! Believe me, there’s still people in these relief locations.

Many ULU-ers have made several trips out to various parts of NY. These pictures are from a trip Alison and I made to the Rockaways.

Many ULU-ers have made several trips out to various parts of NY. These pictures are from a trip Alison and I made to the Rockaways.

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But sorting the books is lots of work and can be overwhelming.

Christian and Vicky, tirelessly sorting books.

Christian and Vicky, tirelessly sorting books.

This is one of our storage units. Its unsorted chaos freaks me out to the very core of my librarian soul.

This is one of our storage units. Its unsorted chaos freaks me out to the very core of my librarian soul.

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

About magpielibrarian

Youth Services Librarian, Mediocre Crafter, Urban Magpie, Glitter Addict, and Worshiper of Ridiculous Outfits, Emerging Leader 2012, Former Rainbow Book List Member, and GLBT RT Director-at-Large! This is what a librarian looks like, kids.

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