||[Apr. 28th, 2006|02:24 pm]
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My name is Kat and I work at the Benton Harbor Public Library in Benton Harbor Michigan. We serve a predominantly African-American economically disadvantaged population.
I am trying to collect books for our teen summer reading program. We receive books each year from "Michigan Friends of Education" but this year they only sent books suitable for younger readers. This has left me to seek alternate means of securing books to give away during our summer reading program. One of the goals of our program is to make sure that every participant gets a book of their own. Our participants are between the ages of 12-19.
We tried going to Scholastic but did not meet the qualifications for a book grant from them.
I have started up an amazon wishlist of paperbacks that people can buy and donate to the Benton Harbor Public Library. Between the Wishlist, a direct donation requests we've collected aproximatly 25 books so far. We are hoping to make a goal of at least 100 books. If you would like to make a donation please visit the amazon wishlist, or leave a reply here or at my livejournal if you want any other information.