Friday, May 14, 2010

Stolen Children's Books

Those of you who have read my blog for a while know that I occasionally highlight libraries that have been hit by an unexpected disaster and might benefit from a donation to help with their recovery.  Generally the cause is a natural disaster, but today I'm featuring a library hit by an unfortunate man-made disaster:  theft.

1,348 children's picture books have been stolen from the Port Orchard branch of the Kitsap Regional Library in recent months.  An investigation is underway, but in the meantime, the library is trying to rebuild its collection.

If you're interested in helping, a monetary donation is actually better than a book donation, as it prevents duplicates.  According to their web site:
There are several ways you can make a donation to help replace the children's books that were stolen from the Port Orchard Library. Gifts of any size are appreciated.

If you are mailing a check, please add "PO books" in the memo line.

  • Credit Card - Secure online donation!
  • Phone - Call us at 360-475-9039.
  • Mail - Download and print the donation form and send it with your check or credit card information to:  The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
  • Fax - Download and print the donation form and fax it to 360-405-9156
  • Stock - To make gifts of stock, please contact the Foundation at 360-475-9039.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been following the news of this and it's just devastating to that library! I can't believe someone had the gall to steal that many books from children and families!