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Library Launches Third Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Final Total: 1,830 books. Thank you everyone!

For the third consecutive year, UNC’s libraries are partnering with campus departments to collect children’s books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

The drive will run Nov. 14 through Dec. 8, 2011. All new or gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen are welcome. The need is especially great for English and Spanish-language board books, the sturdy picture books made for young children. Also needed are books featuring children and families of many cultures.

Friends of the Library will wrap up the drive by accepting donated books at the annual Winter Stories program on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m., in the lobby of Wilson Library.

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.

Campus drop-off locations

  • 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

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.

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

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5 Responses to “Library Launches Third Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients”

  1. You need to have a dropoff site AT UNC HOSPITALS!
    Cancer Hospital, Children’s, anywhere!

    A lot of people who work in the hospitals would, I am sure, love to contribute, but essentially never go down to the main campus.


    Thank you for your attention.

    Posted by marcia koomen | November 23, 2011, 9:31 am
  2. Oops–I see you have Health Sciences Library already! Missed that somehow while looking for something that mentioned the hospitals.

    Thank you.

    Posted by marcia koomen | November 23, 2011, 9:33 am
  3. Ephesus Elementary in Chapel Hill is holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair December 2nd-8th. The fair is open weekdays 7:30AM-6:30PM in the Media Center. You couldn’t find better or more appropriate books for this book drive than at the Book Fair, or get more books for your buck anywhere else. Shopping at the Book Fair for your Book Fairy books would help kids at the Pediatric Oncology clinic AND kids at Ephesus Elementary. The timing couldn’t be better!

    Posted by Kim Stahl | November 23, 2011, 10:37 am
  4. Just picked up a great picture book on dragons at The Bookshop, the used book store on Franklin St near Med Deli. They have many “used” books that are essentially new. Good prices, all the current favs and sometimes old favorites that may have gone out of print.

    Posted by Linda Convissor | November 29, 2011, 12:42 pm
  5. Thanks, all, for the feedback and good suggestions. Your support is appreciated so much! Marcia, I hope the Health Sciences Library site works out for you. Still, a hospital drop site is a great suggestion.

    Posted by Library Staff | November 29, 2011, 1:50 pm