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ReadThis book drive benefits New Orleans school


At FWR, we’ve long admired ReadThis, an all-volunteer organization of writers and editors devoted to promoting access to books and reading wherever needed: to public schools, troops overseas, hospital pediatric wards, and homeless shelters.

One of the organization’s recent and ongoing efforts has been to help rebuild the library of St. Bernard Parish’s recently reopened Andrew Jackson Middle School (AJMS), which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Want to donate a much-needed book?

Here, drawn up by the school’s librarian, is a wishlist of specific titles; through this list, you can purchase a book for AJMS from the Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans, a local independent. ReadThis will cover shipping costs to the school.

Students at Andrew Jackson Middle School with books donated through ReadThis / photo credit: ReadThis (http://readthisbook.us)

Students at Andrew Jackson Middle School with books donated through ReadThis / photo credit: ReadThis (http://readthisbook.us)

To stay apprised of ReadThis book drives in your region, join the organization’s Facebook group and visit their website for news on upcoming events.

South Carolina-based book donors: On Saturday, October 23, the Sarlin (Liberty) Branch Friends of the Library of the Pickens County Library System will be collecting new or gently used books for ReadThis/AJMS at the library (15 S. Palmetto Street, Liberty, SC) between 10 AM and 2 PM; financial donations are also accepted for shipping costs. Any questions? Call (864) 843-5805.


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