A plea for help: the Louisville Free Public Library

19 Aug

From Shiloh Walker‘s blog:

On August 4, heavy rains caused flooding in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas.  The Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch was hit hard and the damages are estimated at $1 million $5 million (per the Courier Journal on 8/6/09).


I’m putting together a book drive in effort to help.

How you can help:


  • Donations of new books, all genres.
  • Information about monetary donations can be found at WFPL.

Authors & Publishers:

  • Donations of both signed and unsigned books.  All genres, from children’s books to romance to non-fiction, etc, etc.
  • Signed books can be used in fundraiser purposes.  Unsigned books can be used to help replenish the books that were lost due to the flood.

I have spoken with somebody with the library** and at this time, they have no place to store books.  However, I’m close and I will keep the books at my house until they are able to take them.

For those wishing to donate books, please send them to:

Shiloh Walker

PO Box 976

Jeffersonville, IN47131

Feel free to repost this information in its entirety.

Shiloh Walker

**Please note, I did speak with library personnel before I started this bookdrive.  I realize they had no storage/no way to process books, which is why I’m holding them for the time being, and I did discuss that with library personnel as well.  Several members of the library do have my contact info, should they have concerns, and none have contacted me.

We will update this information as we know more, but we encourage folks to visit Ms Walker’s blog for to the minute details on the situation.

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