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You Can Help Sandy Victims at Brooklyn Libraries

November 5, 2012

Brooklyn Book Mobile Photo by Mary Frost for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The libraries are the hubs of our neighborhoods, so it is wonderful to see them doing what they can to help those in our communities.

They have created two ways for us to help.

1. On Election Day (Tuesday, November 7th.) the Carroll Gardens Library is a voting site and generous neighbors have organized a bake sale from 8 a.m. on, for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Have a delicious snack while voting — and even if the library is not your voting site, please stop by to support the effort.

2. Starting Tuesday, November 7th, the Brooklyn Public Library book mobiles will perform triple duty:  providing free children’s books and charging stations in hard hit neighborhoods AND transporting much needed supplies. Drop off location is at the Grand Army Plaza Central Library.

These bookmobiles will go to Red Hook: 7 Wolcott Street (in front of the BPL Red Hook Branch) and Coney Island: MCU Park (1904 Surf Avenue) from the hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following donated items will be accepted at the Grand Army Plaza Central Library Information Desk at least until the end of the week .  The bookmobiles will get on the road each morning at 10am so drop off supplies no later than 9:45am. Here are the requested items:
Bottled Water
Non-Perishable Foods (baby formula, canned foods)
Batteries of all sizes
New blankets (comforters/sleeping bags)
New towels and wash cloths
New unopened packages of socks, thermals & underwear
Hygiene Products (baby wipes, diapers, & sanitary napkins)
Toiletries (deodorant, disposable wipes, razors, shaving cream soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, antibacterial hand sanitizer)
Contractor garbage bags & heavy-duty extension cords
Cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, wipes, sprays, gloves)
For more information, check the Brooklyn Public Library website at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/hurricane.

(Contact Norman Eriksen 718-230-2406 x2716 or Mady Kiner x2742 with questions.)