It seems like whenever we start talking about the Syracuse Little Free Libraries project, someone remarks, “Oh, my gosh, I have a stack of books at home, I should donate them!” Here’s your chance!
In honor of National Library Week, April 8-14, we will be launching two new Little Free Libraries on the Near Westside of Syracuse. This means we need a fresh supply of books. So, the SYR-LFL will be running a Library Week Book Drive to ensure that we have plenty of materials to stock our new locations.
Our goal is to collect 1000 books by the end of the week, starting now! To do that, we will need your help. Look around you house, take a trip to a second hand book store, encourage your friends, family and colleagues to donate.
If we make out goal, we’ll throw a pizza party for all our volunteers and friends of SYR-LFL. Check back here regularly to see how we are doing.
We will be accepting new and gently used books, as well as online cash contributions (see link below) .
Making a contribution
There are two ways for you to participate in the book drive:
1. Make a contribution yourself
2. Encourage your friends and neighbors to donate
If you’d like to rally your friends, neighbors or community to contribute , use this handy donation guide created by Jill Hurst-Wahl to help your group select appropriate books. You can also get suggestions on our donations page.
Cash contributions can be made through the iSchool secure online form here. You will receive a receipt of your donation and 100% of all donations will go to purchase LFL books and materials.
Have a stack of books that you’ve been meaning to donate? Now is the time! Book donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
• School of Information Studies, 245 Hinds Hall on Main Campus
• Near Westside Initiative, 4th Floor of The Warehouse
• Petit Library, 205 Victoria Place, Westcott Neighborhood
• 601 Tully Community Center on the Near Westside
You can also have books shipped directly to us. Please use this address:
Near Westside Initiative
Attn: Little Free Libraries
The Warehouse, Suite 405
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13244-3050
And, just for the Library Week Book Drive, special arrangements can be made for larger donations to be picked up by one of our volunteers. If you have too many books to carry, please contact us at SyracuseLFL@gmail or by phone at 315-220-0407.
Take a book, return a book during National Libraries Week!