HSL Hosts Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients

From Nov. 8 through Dec. 9, 2010, the Health Sciences Library, along with several other UNC departments and organizations, is once again sponsoring a book drive on behalf of the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

All new or gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen are welcome. The need is especially great for Spanish-language books at the preschool level and  picture books or easy readers in English.

A list of suggested books is available at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bookfairy_unc.

Books can be dropped off in the "Book Fairy" Box in the HSL lobby.

In addition, the Bull's Head Bookshop will offer a 25% discount on books purchased for donation to the book drive.  At the time of purchase simply mention the phrase, “Book Fairy” to the staff.

The book drive is sponsored by the University Library Diversity Committee, the Health Sciences Library, the School of Information and Library Science, the School of Education, and the School of Social Work.

The drive follows a successful effort in 2009 that brought in 2,377 books. Other campus drop-off locations are:

  • Davis Library lobby
  • Undergraduate Library lobby
  • Wilson Library lobby
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Law Library
  • School of Information and Library Science, Manning Hall lobby
  • School of Education, Peabody Hall Student Affairs Office lobby 1st floor
  • School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building lobby

For more information about the drive, contact Katelyn Ander, Undergraduate Library, 962-2559, khander@email.unc.edu.