- New Orleans libraries are accepting book donations from the public: True.
- Donating books is the best way to help the New Orleans libraries rebuild: False.
Seeking Book Donations
The New Orleans Public Library
(New Orleans LA)
The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after Katrina. The staff will assess which titles will be designated for its collections. The rest will be distributed to destitute families or sold for library fundraising. Please send your books to:
Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
If you tell the post office that they are for the library in New Orleans, they will give you the library rate which is slightly less than the book rate.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before shipping large quantities of books.
If you are an individual sending your own used books, please consider making a cash donation instead.
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
Associated Press. "Library Journal, American Library Assn Fixing Two N.O. Libraries." 11 March 2006.