Book Drive @ Holyoke Public Library for the Prison Book Program!

Holyoke Public Library joins Northampton, Southampton, Easthampton, Westhampton Libraries and Holyoke Community College in a Community Read Project During the months of March and April 2017

Book Drive @ Holyoke Public Library for the Prison Book Program

From March 6 to April 3, donation boxes will be located at Holyoke Community College and the Public Libraries in Westhampton, Easthampton, Holyoke, Southampton, Northampton and Florence.

The Prison Book Program serves prisoners in hundreds of facilities (state and federal prisons in 44 states). They collect donated books and send them to prisoners based on requests received from individuals. Prison Book Program accepts new and very gently used paperback books, and most especially needs dictionaries and thesauri. Other most-needed books are

  1. Language dictionaries and grammar books (Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, ASL)
  2. Exercise (yoga, weight lifting)
  3. Business (small business start-up, real estate, applying for loans)
  4. Hobbies (piano music, guitar, drawing, crocheting, chess, crossword puzzles, word games)
  5. Bible dictionaries and concordances as well as non-mainstream religions such as Wicca, paganism, spirits, dreams, tarot cards, etc.
  6. GLBTQ fiction, nonfiction and memoirs
  7. Japanese Manga and comics
  8. Westerns
  9. Cultural books, especially African American and Native American

They can’t accept hardcovers, spiral bound books or textbooks. A more complete list of what you can donate can be found on their website.
Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 to Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: During libraries hours
Location: Multiple Locations
Categories:  Hamptons + Holyoke Read HHR calendar Recurring Events

For further questions on this entertaining event, please contact or 413-420-8101.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.
After our discussion,Derek Strahan will sign books. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own.

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