Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Linking Libraries to Help Haiti

The Buena Park Library has teamed up with other libraries in Orange County to raise money for a Haitian community library destroyed in last year's earthquake. The fundraising project "Linking Libraries to Help Haiti" will begin on Wednesday, January 12, 2011; – exactly one year after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the country.

Library patrons can donate 25 cents to write their name on a fabric link that will help form a chain of support. Links can be purchased at the Library’s Check-Out desk through February 9, 2011. At the end of the four-week program, chains from each of the participating libraries in the county will be connected. The chain of support and the money will be sent to FOKAL, the American Library Association's organization for Haitian library aid. The money has been designated to Centre Culturel Pyepoudre, a community library in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.

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