The Louisville Free Library Needs Your Help!

Shiloh Walker is spearheading a drive to replace books damaged and destroyed by flooding. This is an awesome cause and I hope you’ll all consider passing this info along as well as sending books along. I’ve been away so she’s already got a great head start. For more info you can read more at her blog!

Directly from Shiloh:

On August 4, heavy rains caused flooding in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas. The Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch was hit hard and the damages are estimated at $1 million $5 million (per the Courier Journal on 8/6/09).

I’m putting together a book drive in effort to help.

How you can help:


Donations of new books, all genres.
Information about monetary donations can be found at WFPL.
Authors & Publishers:

Donations of both signed and unsigned books. All genres, from children’s books to romance to non-fiction, etc, etc.

Signed books can be used in fundraiser purposes. Unsigned books can be used to help replenish the books that were lost due to the flood.

I have spoken with somebody with the library** and at this time, they have no place to store books. However, I’m close and I will keep the books at my house until they are able to take them.

For those wishing to donate books, please send them to:

Shiloh Walker

PO Box 976

Jeffersonville, IN47131

Feel free to repost this information in its entirety.

Shiloh Walker

**Please note, I did speak with library personnel before I started this bookdrive. I realize they had no storage/no way to process books, which is why I’m holding them for the time being, and I did discuss that with library personnel as well. Several members of the library do have my contact info, should they have concerns, and none have contacted me.

One comment to “The Louisville Free Library Needs Your Help!”

  1. Melissa
    August 18th, 2009 at 9:09 am · Link

    Lauren~~thanks for posting this!!
    I’m so thrilled Shiloh is doing this, and our library was strapped for funds even before the flooding, so this is just a disaster!!
    Thanks for blogging about it!!