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Book drive for Eastern Kentucky

Books can be donated at multiple locations September 12 – 16

LEXINGTON, Ky . — The International Book Project released this statement announcing a book drive for Eastern Kentucky in partnership with the Bloomsbury on Sunday Book Club.

Since the tragic flooding that took place in Eastern Kentucky in late July, International Book Project (IBP) has sent several small book shipments to teachers who lost classroom books and supplies.

In response to the growing number of requests from teachers, librarians, and schools, IBP and the Bloomsbury on Sunday Book Club are partnering to launch a book drive for Eastern Kentucky with a goal of collecting more than 5,000 children’s books. The book drive will take place from September 12 – September 16.

Books can be donated in Lexington at the following locations: 

  • International Book Project – 1440 Delaware Avenue from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Little Free Library – 416 Greenbriar Road*
  • LEX Creative ReUse – 110 Luigart Court, #150*
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington – 3564 Clays Mill Road*
  • These locations will have outdoor drop-off bins

Guidelines for donated books:

Books that can be donated include: 

  • Children’s library books (picture books and chapter books)
  • English/grammar, science, and math texts (K-university)
  • Fiction and non-fiction books for adults
  • Dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Books in Spanish (all ages, fiction and non-fiction only)

Books that cannot be donated include: 

  • Books with broken bindings, yellowed, written on, or torn pages
  • Outdated (before 2000) or incomplete encyclopedia sets
  • Political, religious, or evangelical books
  • Magazines, workbooks, or diaries
  • Self-help books, cookbooks, or gardening books

Monetary donations are also being accepted to cover costs such as packing materials and shipping. Visit intlbookproject.org to make an online donation or send a check to IBP at 1440 Delaware Avenue, Lexington, KY  40505.

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