Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Donate books to the LA Juvenile Court System:

ATTENTION: READERS, AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS:

Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar, California is a locked facility housing 700 juveniles awaiting adjudication and sentencing.

"In collaboration with UCLA Department of Library and Information Science, we are in the process of developing a LIBRARY to provide these juveniles with a range of reading materials to instill hope, increase literacy, and combat the boredom of incarceration.

We are looking for individuals and organizations able to DONATE BOOKS, LIBRARY SUPPLIES and FUNDS. (NOTE: These donations would be tax-deductible.")

Make a difference in the lives of our at-risk youth!

Please send materials to:

Attn: Christina M.
16350 Filbert Street
Sylmar, CA 91342

Or call (818) 364-5505 for more information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alexandra, you ROCK! Several of us in the UCLA MLIS program have read and liked your book (we "booktalked" it at our Hallowe'en meeting); now we also love YOU for publicizing the need for books at Nidorf Juvenile Facility!

FYI, our YALSA chapter (Young Adult Library Services Association) is having a book drive over the holidays, and we have created a Nidorf Wish List on Amazon. If people want to buy books to donate, they can go to:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3GB06L568M0Y3/

or they can search by email: books4nidorf@earthlink.net

Paperbacks only please! These books are to go into the living units, where the kids can only have paperbacks. There is an urgent need to provide books to this population--thanks so much for doing your part!