Reader to Reader has launched a book drive to help restock the libraries and schools damaged by Hurricane Irene.
Massive flooding in New York State and Vermont destroyed all or part of the collections at a number of libraries, including the children’s collections at the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, New York, and the West Hartford Public Library in West Hartford, Vermont. The Schoharie Free Library in Schoharie, New York lost everything but their nonfiction. The list is growing as libraries assess the damage from the worst hurricane to hit the region since 1938.
Reader to Reader’s past relief work includes over 2 million books donated to schools and libraries damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Books being collected for the Hurricane Irene book drive should in new or like-new condition.
Reader to Reader
Hurricane Irene Book Drive
38 Woodside Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
We will post information about other damaged libraries as we get it.