[Apologies for cross-posting]

Do you have any books you just don't want or use anymore?  Reading
copies in triplicate? Textbooks under your bed or old novels you don't
want?  Why not consider donating them for charity?

The School of Information Management Student Association (SIMSA) is
sponsoring a book drive to collect books for Books beyond Bars and
other local charities.

What: Donate any used or unwanted books

Where: Collection boxes are at each Dalhousie libraries: the Killam
Library,  W.K. Kellogg Health Science Library, Sir James Dunn Law
Library and the Sexton Design & Technology Library; the Dalhousie
Student Union Building; and the King's Library

When: Boxes will be there from March 26 through April 25

Books beyond Bars is a local initiative that goes into the women's
section of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside
twice monthly to improve access to books, writing, and literature for
incarcerated women. For the last four years the program has and
continues to:
* Distribute books and writing journals to incarcerated women,
* Collect writing, artwork, and poetry from women in prison to create
a publication called "Words Without Walls," and
* Offer the "Read Aloud" program. We tape record incarcerated mothers
reading children's books aloud and then send the book and tape to her
children outside.

Books Beyond Bars is particularly in need of the following types of books:
* Self-help, self-affirmation type books, especially about abuse or
addictions or relationships, but really anything
* True crime (Anne Rule, John Saul, others)
* Biography
* Newer mysteries by popular authors (Mary Higgins Clark, Nora
Roberts, James Patterson... etc)
* Literacy/numeracy workbooks
* Blank journals (no spiral bound)
* Large print books
* Kids books

Every bit helps!
Katie A. Puxley, BAH (Vind)
SIMSA Book Drive Chairperson
MLIS Candidate 2008
School of Information Management
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

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