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Book Drive For Pediatric Cancer Patients is Underway

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The 2014 book drive is now over. Thank you for helping to collect 1,665 books this year for the Book Fairy and patients at UNC Hospitals’ Pediatric Oncology Clinic.

Young cancer patients will soon have new books to read, thanks to a campus book drive organized by the UNC Libraries. For the sixth consecutive year, the Libraries and campus partners will collect children’s books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

When: Nov. 3 through Dec. 4, 2014.

What: 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. Need inspiration? See this list of suggested books.

Where: Any of these campus drop-off locations

  • Davis Library lobby
  • Undergraduate Library lobby
  • Wilson Library lobby
  • Health Sciences Library, 1st floor lobby
  • Law Library
  • School of Information and Library Science, Manning Hall lobby and SILS Library
  • School of Education, Peabody Hall, Office of Student Affairs lobby, 1st floor
  • School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building lobby
  • FedEx Global Education Center, Peacock Atrium
  • Bull’s Head Bookshop

The Friends of the Library will wrap up the drive by accepting donated books at the annual Winter Stories program on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m., in the lobby of Wilson Library

The Bull’s Head Bookshop will offer a 25 percent 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 Libraries Diversity Programming and Education Committee, the Health Sciences Library, the Law Library, the School of Information and Library Science, the School of Education, the School of Social Work, the FedEx Global Education Center, and the Bull’s Head Bookshop.

For information about the drive, please contact Renee McBride: mcbrider@email.unc.edu.

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