November 29, 2012

Scholastic Helps Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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Make_a_differenceScholastic Helps Schools and Libraries Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

When Hurricane Sandy hit, lots of classrooms and libraries were flooded. If you have ever dropped a book in the bathtub, you know that water destroys books, so many places had to throw away all their ruined books! Scholastic announced that it will donate one million books to schools and libraries and is working with the nonprofit Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. to help distribute books to the schools and libraries in the hardest-hit areas of the tri-state region that need them the most. 

Maybe you can't donate a million books, but you can help too by making a donation of your own to the libraries of New York City whose children's books have been destroyed. If you have any new or good quality used children's books to donate, you can send them to:

Urban Librarians Unite
45-06 Queens Blvd. Suite 120
Sunnyside, NY 11104

You can even host a book drive and collect books to send. Let's all try to help the kids whose libraries lost all their books!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. Christine

    My Girl Scout Brownie Troop would like to host a book drive for the children or libraries affected by Sandy. How would we go about getting the books to the appropriate destination? Any information is appreciated. Thank you

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  2. MoonlightDragon15

    This is a great idea! Although I myself am not affected by Hurricane Sandy many of my friends ARE and I often find myself wishing I could help them

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  3. aliyah

    the hunger games, the best books ever!!! agree? or are you a fan of harry potter? i don’t read those and NEVER will.

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  4. bob

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  5. paverdave

    i think that some of the books should be The hunger games,The Harry Potter seires, Dairy of a wimpy kid books and books by andrew clements

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