Beginning Monday, September 10th, Shasta Public Libraries—in partnership with First 5 Shasta, Reach Higher Shasta, the Shasta Library Foundation, and Adecco Staffing—will begin collecting books for children and teens to help rebuild home libraries lost due to the Carr Fire.
On the need for rebuilding home libraries, Wendy Dickens Executive Director, First 5 Shasta said, “Having a favorite book replaced often provides comfort in this difficult time. Reading with children regularly will help build the consistency and routine that is needed to heal and move through the grief of loss due to the fire.”
Those wishing to help can bring new and gently used books to the libraries in Anderson and Redding, and to First 5 Shasta located at 393 Park Marina Circle.
People in the Intermountain area who wish to donate children’s books can bring them to the Burney Branch Library at 37038 Siskiyou Street Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm or to the FOIL Bookstore on Main Street on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Support for rebuilding home libraries is not just limited to Shasta County, Adecco Staffing offices throughout the United States will be participating by purchasing books from an Amazon wishlist and shipping them directly to the Redding Library.
As families begin to resettle, the books will be distributed with the help of Rotary clubs.
For more information call Tom at 530-245-7264.