“Liberty Through Literacy” Book Drive & Kickoff Event!

“Liberty Through Literacy” Book Drive & Kickoff Event!

The Oregon Student Chapter of the American Library Association is proud to announce the Liberty Through Literacy Book Drive, which will take place from April 12 to May 12, 2014. Donors are encouraged to bring books to collection locations in Portland and Salem. Books will be donated to libraries at the Marion County Correctional Facility and the Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility, to aid in education and employment opportunities. The right to better oneself through education is a freedom that belongs to all people, and that education in turn benefits all people—Your books will help!

A kick-off event and donation drive will be held on April 12, 2014, from 6:30-8:30pm at Huber’s Cafe, 411 SW 3rd Ave., Portland, OR, 97204. We encourage people to come by, drop off books, have a drink, and learn more about how your donations will help those in need. This is an all-ages and free event. Food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

All books are welcome, but the librarians specifically need softcover, recently published (last 2 years), books about: art, history, journalism, law/justice system, pre-algebra, algebra, basic math, chemistry, psychology, history, biology, etc., crafts, cooking, graphic novels, biographies, Spanish language, Japanese language learner, Hi-Lo, books, a recent encyclopedia set, and young adult/adult novels.

Feel free to bring donations either to the kickoff event, or to any of the following Drop-off locations:

Portland
Whole Foods, Hollywood
4301 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
8am-10pm 7 days a week

Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Mon-Thurs 10am-10:30pm
Fri-Sun 10am-6pm

Salem
Ike Box Coffee Shop
299 Cottage St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Mon-Thurs 6:30am-10pm
Fri 6:30am-9pm
Sat 7am-6pm
Sun 8am-6pm

Broadway Coffeehouse
1300 Broadway St NE #100, Salem, OR 97301
Open daily 6am-10pm

Our sincerest thanks for any and all donations, and we would LOVE for you to come to the kickoff event on Saturday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm at Huber’s Cafe, 411 SW 3rd Ave., Portland. Hope to see you then!

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One thought on ““Liberty Through Literacy” Book Drive & Kickoff Event!

  1. Kristy Kemper Hodge says:

    Is it possible to leave donations at the sites listed after the kick-off event? I’d love to donate, but wasn’t sure if this would be an ongoing drive or a limited-time event.

    Thanks! what a fantastic program!

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