Restocking New Orleans’ Library

Instead of forwarding the email I thought I’d get more people to read this if I posted it here:

The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after Katrina.

The staff will assess which titles will be designated for its collections.

The rest will be distributed to destitute families or sold for library fundraising.

If you tell the post office that books are for the library in New Orleans, you will be given a library rate which is less than the book rate.

Keep a record of the books sent, value and cost of shipping. This information can be used for tax purposes.

Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

(no phone number provided)

The information was supplied by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and asked to be distributed.

Feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone whom you think would be interested.

[update] Please read the comments for this post – Money is more needed that books. [/update]


  1. Also my staff pointed out that this message has been in ciruculation for a while. I always always always check the veracity of forwards, but this time it came through one of my law library mailing lists and I just assumed it was real. Please read the link above and help any way you can.

    Once again I’m sorry for the confusion.

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