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2nd Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients at UNC Through Dec. 9

UPDATE, Nov. 2011: Information about 2011 book drive

Update: As of December 9, following the Winter Stories program, the total number of books collected was 1,928! Thank you to all who contributed.

New: Book drive information on Facebook

UNC departments and organizations are sponsoring a second book drive on behalf of the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children’s books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

The need is especially great for English and Spanish-language board books, the sturdy picture books that can withstand repeated use by very young children.

Book drive organizers have created a list of suggested titles, but will gladly accept all new or gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen.

The drive follows a successful effort in 2009 that brought in 2,377 books.

Campus drop-off locations are:
• Davis Library lobby
• Undergraduate Library lobby
• Wilson Library lobby
• Health Sciences Library
• Law Library
• School of Information and Library Science, Manning Hall lobby
• School of Education, Peabody Hall, Student Affairs Office lobby, 1st floor
• School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building lobby

Book Drive Discount at Bull’s Head Bookshop

The Bull’s Head Bookshop will offer a 25% discount on children’s books purchased for donation to the book drive. At the time of purchase simply mention the phrase “Book Fairy” to the staff.

The book drive is sponsored by the University Library Diversity Committee, the Health Sciences Library, the Law Library, the School of Information and Library Science, the School of Education, and the School of Social Work.

Friends of the Library will wrap up the drive by accepting donated books at the annual Winter Stories program on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., in the lobby of Wilson Library.

For information about the drive, contact Katelyn Ander, Undergraduate Library, 962-2559.

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5 Responses to “2nd Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients at UNC Through Dec. 9”

  1. Is there an address you can mail books to? I live a bit outside of Chapel Hill.

    Posted by Altered Books | November 19, 2010, 4:54 pm
  2. If anyone is interested in mailing books for the drive please send them to:

    R.B. House Undergraduate Library
    203 South Rd.
    CB# 3942
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    ATTN: Children’s Book Drive

    Posted by Katelyn Ander | November 22, 2010, 11:37 am


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