New Orleans Public Library Seeking Book Donations

I got this via email and had to post it:

The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after Katrina. The staff will assess which titles will be designated for its collections. The rest will be distributed to destitute families or sold for library fundraising.

Please send your books to:

Rica A. Trigs
Public Relations
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

NOTE: See Twiss’s comment in the comments, you must send them first class or better (DHL, UPS, FedEx, etc.)


March 14, 2006. random other things.


  1. christie replied:

    thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Twiss replied:

    Dear Landismom – thanks so much for this. I have put a plea out to all my reading friends to send suitable books or to drop off for me to send. I also checked a little further and on an ALA website it indicated that everything MUST be sent first class, Fed Ex, DHL or UPS because only first class mail is being delivered. Just an FYI. Also, we’re trying to find out if they are accepting other media (dvds, vhs, etc.) and I’ll let you know what we discover.

  3. kdubs replied:

    That’s RAD! I hope everything comes together. 🙂 We have way too many books, is there such a thing?

  4. Jessica replied:

    What a fantastic cause….and to think I’ve been wondering what to do with my old books. Now I know.

  5. Ashley replied:

    Cool Beans! Thanks for posting the info.

  6. Heidi replied:

    The imagination can soar with books – keep them coming…

  7. Jennifer replied:

    The American Library Association recommends CASH, NOT BOOKS – see link below….

  8. Victoria Lee replied:

    Are you still in need of books. Is the Rica Trigs address valid? Thanks.

  9. bj replied:


    check out the ALA web site, which has valid information on the Gulf Coast library efforts, and is still active.

    In general, it’s a bad idea to send things in the mail without double checking directly with the recipient of the goods!


  10. cloudscome replied:

    Yes, you better check that on I think it is an urban legend. They would really much rather have cash donations than everyone else’s unwanted books…

  11. cinthia moats replied:

    My daughter and I have been saving books that our local library has donated to our cause. If you have any information on how to get them shipped at no cost or grants to ship them we would appreciate it. If you do not want the books please let us know of another library that would.

  12. Patricia Goldring replied:

    I would like to send books that have been read once to your library. They are all recent purchases from bookstores. Are you still accepting books? pg

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