Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Hurricane Damaged Libraries

...still need your help. But don't send them books.


Libraries have to build collections carefully, so imagine what happens if they get nothing but truckloads of old bestsellers, worn paperbacks, and outdated science textbooks. (You wouldn't do that, I'm sure, but the rest of the country isn't always as smart as you are.) Besides, they need to repair buildings and replace shelves, and things like that. So how can you help?

You can read about ways to help the recovery efforts of the New Orleans Public Library here.
You can even order a T-Shirt that will help raise money for the library!

The State Library of Louisiana site asks that people please stop sending books, however financial help for Louisiana's other libraries affected by Katrina and Rita is still needed.

Checks may be made out to:
Louisiana Library Foundation
PO Box 2583
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

For libraries in Mississippi, Friends of Mississippi Libraries, working with the Library Commission and MLA, has established a fund for donations to rebuild those MS libraries severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Tax-deductible donations can be made by sending your contributions to:

Rebuild Mississippi Libraries Fund
c/o AmSouth Bank
210 E. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

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