Books Needed For Children’s Relief Efforts

Reposted from Book’s for kids

By now, we are all aware of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.  With the many fundraisers and relief efforts underway,  like so many others, I wanted to do something…to give in some way that would make a difference.  During my many hours of researching relief organizations, I stumbled across the website for Urban Librarians Unite.

Story Time Relief    

“The libraries in some areas of New York City were hard hit by the storm and many communities which we serve have been devastated. There are a number of libraries in Queens which have suffered extensive damage and whose collections have been wiped out. When libraries are flooded the books on the low shelves (where little hands can reach them) get hit the worst.”

Urban Librarians Unite is calling on friends and supporters to help them build a new collection of materials for NYC libraries as well as putting books directly into the hands of young victims of this storm.

As avid readers, we know the amazing abilities of books.  A book can take us away from any problems that we may be experiencing, transporting us to another time, another place, bringing a smile to our heart,  if only for a brief time.   For so many of these children, those moments are priceless.  While their parents are busy with clean up, re-building, or perhaps  re-locating, these children need something special to pass the time.

This has quickly become a cause dear to my heart.  And I hope many of you will join me.  Urban Librarians Unite is currently accepting new and “gently used” Children’s Books, as well as monetary donations.  So please, ask your family, friends, co-workers, fellow students, and neighbors to help.

 Books can be sent to:
Urban Librarians Unite
45-06 Queens Blvd
Suite 120
 Sunnyside, NY 11104
For more information on this relief effort or to make a monetary donation, please visit their website 

Please repost this on your blog, twitter,  and facebook….help bring awareness to this need.


3 thoughts on “Books Needed For Children’s Relief Efforts

  1. Reblogged this on Sandra Bennett – Author and commented:
    Hurricane Sandy may have been last year and we all move on from news so quickly, but for those people still living in the destruction it is still very real to them. Now a tornado has devasted Oklahoma as well and our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families effected from this severe weather cell. Lives move on, buildings are replaced, and we wonder what can we do to help when we are so far away? Sending a book to add to a child’s library shelf may seem a small gesture, but to a child that gets to read it may be huge!


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