Drop off new or gently used:
- Children's books
- Popular fiction
at the Park Library - November 27 through December 15!
CMU Libraries and others across Michigan have partnered with Kent District Library to restock the shelves at Port Arthur Public Library (PAPL), a Texas library that sustained heavy flood damage during Hurricane Harvey. The group is determined to fulfill their pledge to donate 50,000 items, including books, CDs and DVDs.
Patrons will be able to get involved by donating new or gently-used books and other materials in collection boxes located in Park Libraries' Atrium and Dean's Office.
The greatest need is for children's materials, DVDs and popular fiction. In January, all collected items will be shipped to Port Arthur.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Port Arthur Public Library sustained substantial flood destruction and loss of property, including books, computer equipment, archives and more.
Port Arthur Public Library is hoping to reopen in March, 2018.
Tanis Trucking in Jenison, MI generously donated the item storage and transportation to Texas.
Port Arthur is a community of about 50,000 people, located 100 miles east of Houston. It is primarily a working-class, oil-refinery town that relies heavily on the library for services to the community.