Did you know more than 200 libraries are on ballots across the country this election? In some communities, a failed ballot measure means their library will permanently close.
This is a tragedy because, beyond the library, no other civic institution exists solely to promote the free exchange of information and ideas.
We are in Louisiana with librarians from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library documenting their experience and their outreach efforts in the wake of this month’s devastating flooding, which the Red Cross is calling the country’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.
RIGHT NOW, FOLKS NEED THESE ITEMS DONATED.
Here’s a list of what the library’s outreach team is asking for and where to send these items:
- Rubber boots
- Masks for mold
- Rubbermaid bins, or plastic bins for storage
- Underwear (only new)
- Socks (only new)
- Baby Wipes
- Clorox disinfectant wipes
- Bug repellant
PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
3434 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
This May, our team traveled to Boston and New York City to film in a couple of the oldest and grandest libraries in the nation.