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October 25, 2014

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Disaster Relief Programs and Publishers Offer Many Ways to Help Schools and Libraries Afflicted by Sandy

First Book staff and volunteers unload boxes of new books at a warehouse in lower Manhattan. Photo by First Book

Those wishing to help school libraries and children’s collections that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy now have an array of giving options, thanks to several disaster relief programs, children’s book publishers, and charities.

At School Library Conference, an Effort to Counter Sandy’s Damage

The Chatham Public Library in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. Both school and public libraries are mobilizing to meet patron needs in the hurricane's aftermath.

While many New York City school libraries still remain unable to provide essential student services, librarians at the New York City School Library System’s Annual Library Fall Conference have come up with meaningful ways to give these libraries the help they need.