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Claim: The New Orleans Public Library is soliciting book donations.
Origins: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf area included serious harm to the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) system. Katrina damaged the main library and all
Which brings us to this
In response to this widely e-mailed appeal, the New Orleans Public Library has created a FAQ to aid those persons desirous of lending a helping hand to that institution. In a nutshell, they ask the public to donate money over books:
Does the library accept book donations?As the NOPL states:
Yes. However, due to storage and staff limitations, we ask that donors consider a few suggestions:
If you are a publisher, please contact us in advance at email@example.com before shipping large quantities of books.
If you are an individual sending your own used books, please consider making a cash donation instead.
What is the best way to help New Orleans Public Library?While packaging up your old books and mailing them off might seem the perfect solution to the NOPL's problems, do trust that the library better knows its own needs. Keep in mind that a great many books donated to libraries everywhere prove to be
Monetary donations are the best way to help the library rebuild (link here to donate online). If you would rather mail your donation, please make your check payable to NOPL Foundation and send it to New Orleans Public Library Foundation,
Barbara "send cash, not cache" Mikkelson
Last updated: 18 March 2006
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