Take My Books . . . . Please!
As you may have heard, the Central Children’s Room of New York Public Library will be moving to its new location in September. Whoop! I’d like to do a full post on our new home, so until then I’ll remain mum (a quick Google search will satisfy the curiosity of most of you anyway).
Here’s the problem. At this time I am still at the Donnell Branch. Each day people come in from the research branches and take stuff away from me. Fair enough. The sole problem is that I will need to clear away my own personal stuff soon soon, very soon, and I have a LOT of stuff to get rid of. There are, for example, two large PILES of ARCs. I do not know what to do with these. Normally we give them away for free at the Children’s and YA Literary Cafes, but since the cafes no longer take place in the Donnell, here they sit.
They’re good books. Illegal to sell and too nice to throw away. I’d send them all out to a worthy person, I suppose, but there are too many of them and I don’t have the cash or the time or the boxes. So no sending. Nada.
Here is my proposal. If you live or work in New York and you want a bunch of ARCs from earlier in 2008 (children’s and YA) and you are willing to come to the Donnell to pick them up, please let me know. I will not ship them, but if you tell me that you are stopping by and we agree on a date and a time then they are yours. There appear to be 40 or so of the little buggers. Email me if you are interested. You can reach my email by clicking on my name at the beginning of this post.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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