The New Books Are Here: Shelving Party

Dear Bank Street Community:

The new books are here! As many of you are aware the flood had damaged over 30,000 books in the children’s library collection.  Our team has been hard at work creating replacement orders and going through boxes and boxes of salvaged titles.  The new replacement books have arrived and are shelf-ready. This means we have around 100 boxes of new children’s books to unpack and shelve.  The books are boxed in Dewey order and after a brief overview, we are confident that our helpers will be able to shelve the books in the right place.

New books waiting to be shelved

Boxes of new books waiting to be shelved

We are asking parents, teachers and friends of the library to volunteer and the Parent Association has agreed to provide pizza and beverages.

The big event will take place Wednesday, April 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

We do realize that this is a big day at Bank Street- Earth Day and the celebration for Lois Lord. Please do not be concerned if you can’t make this event, there will be other opportunities to help us get back on our feet.

We will work in teams, each team getting one box of books, checking titles against a packing slip, and noting any discrepancies then shelving those titles.  Supervising will be Lisa Von Drasek, your librarian, and her sabbatical replacement Maura McGill.

Because of the intensity of this work and time constraint, we ask that volunteers commit at least two hours. We are requesting help from only adults, please make other arrangements for children.  Please let us know if you are planning to help. Please arrive on-time at 5:00 for the very simple shelving instructions.

Please RSVP to Maura McGill at mmcgill2 @ bankstreet . edu
Any questions? +1-212-875-4452, leave a message for Maura.

The library staff wishes to say thank you to the Bank Street Community for all their support during this difficult time and looks forward to a library collection that is better than ever.

Thank you,

Kristin Freda, Acting Director Bank Street Library
Maura McGill, Children’s Librarian
Lisa Von Drasek, Children’s Librarian at-large.

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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