WHAT: After the Hurricane Sandy tragedy many libraries lost all resources. More than 60 independent authors and publishers from around the world have come together to donate fiction and non-fiction books and e-books to public libraries and schools in need. All expenses, including shipping, are incurred by project contributors.
WHERE: Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
WHEN: Established in November 2012, the project is ongoing.
WHY: “This is a way to give back to these communities, and let them know that they have not been forgotten,” said project founder and author K.S. Brooks.
MORE: To date books have already been delivered to at least one New Jersey school library, in the Monmouth Beach School District.
"This school requested books appropriate for Grades Pre-K through 8. The students use the library for both research and recreational reading,” said Brooks, a native New Yorker now living in Washington State.