Deschutes Public Library News
Campaign Organized to Assist Devastated Louisiana Libraries
Posted By: Chantal Strobel
Date Posted: 12/8/2005
The Deschutes Public Library staff and Friends of the Library organizations in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and Sunriver area have organized the “Books to the Rescue” campaign from December 1 through December 31 to obtain book and cash donations to support the Cameron Parish Library in Louisiana. Four of the five Cameron Parish Libraries were destroyed by hurricane activity.
“This library system circulated more books than any other county or city library in Louisiana,” said Library Director Michael Gaston. “The loss has been devastating for the library and the residents it serves. We hope to help them rebuild their collection with donated books and funds.”
During the month of December, the Library’s “Books to the Rescue” program is asking Deschutes County residents to donate quality books, in good condition, to the Friends of the Library in Bend, La Pine, and Sunriver Area Libraries. The Friends of the Bend Library will hold a book sale on January 7 and the Friends of the La Pine Library is holding a book sale from January 13-16 and all proceeds will to go directly to the Cameron Parish Library. The other Friends group throughout Deschutes County will donate the proceeds from their ongoing book sales in December and January.
Financial donations will also be accepted at each library’s check-out desk in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, and Sunriver or through the local Friends of the Library organization.
For details about how to donate books and/or money towards the "Books to the Rescue" program, please contact your local library.