How You Can Help The Give and Take at Union Station

As some of you know, I’ve been working on a project with the Friends of the Worcester Public Library called the Give and Take.  We give away free books at Union Station in Worcester.

We’ve experienced a great deal of success — people are very excited to read the books and magazines we put out.

Unfortunately, as a result of the success, we’re running a bit low on books.

This weekend, I stocked a few shelves with donations from our friends at the HX Library, but we’ll be running low soon again.

Here’s how you can help us keep our shelves stocked:

1) Donate books.  We take all kinds — fiction, non-fiction, children’s, cookbooks, textbooks, religious, inspirational, periodicals.  You name it, people want to read it.

2) If you go to yard sales, let folks who hold yard sales know that the Friends will gladly accept any books or magazines they have left over from their yard sale.  Even books that the library cannot accept (textbooks, condensed books, etc.) can find new life at the Give and Take bookcase.

3) If you see free books offered on Freecycle or the Craigslist Free section, refer folks to me.  I try to monitor both to see when folks are offering a lot of free books, but if you see a bunch, you can send the person my email address and let them know a bit about our project.

4) If you know of venues that might allow us to collect books to distribute, let me know.  Now that summer is winding down, we’re going to start looking at this a bit more.