Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall Cleaning Incentive: Good places for your used books to go

You hear a lot about spring cleaning, but Fall is really a great time . . . it's still warm enough to keep the house open and move about freely, and there's no rain or mud on everything. 

So go through and purge your no-longer-needed books and set them aside for one or two great causes:  Friends of Salem Public Library or, for certain titles, the Oregon Women Lawyers Society's "Coffee Creek Book Drive." Coffee Creek is the Oregon women's prison.

The OWLS Coffee Creek Book Drive, which collects books to donate to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility located in Wilsonville, will take place from October 1, 2011 through October 15, 2011.  We are searching for volunteers to coordinate drop-off sites for the books.

If you would like to be a collection volunteer, coordinating a drop-off site for books, please contact Amy at or Jennifer at

If you might be interested, but need more information, feel free to contact us with questions.  We are particularly interested in securing volunteers in busy locations, such as the county courthouses, and in far flung locations, so that donors have easy access to the collections sites.

Thank You!
Amy Blake and Jennifer Hunking
Coffee Creek Book Drive co-coordinators