Sunday, November 20, 2011

Join Austin SCBWI & Friends of the Bastrop Public Library in Outreach for Fire-Striken Community

Remember the wildfires that ravaged Texas in September?

The Bastrop Public Library didn't burn, but much of its collection was lost along with the homes of the kids and teens that had checked out books.

Here's how you can help:

The Friends of the Bastrop Public Library and the Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators are accepting book and monetary donations in conjunction with a Bastrop Public Library Open House on Dec. 10.

The Friends will give each participating young reader two books, tied with a ribbon, and are accepting monetary donations to be used to further promote and advocate for the library. 

Austin SCBWI is collecting money and book donations through Dec. 8.  Donations of all age-market books--picture books through YA books--are welcome. See more information.

Bastrop fires destroyed over 400 homes and over 17500 acres. Source: Austin YNN.

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