This past Saturday, The Calgary Public Library Foundation organized their 20,000 Books Under The Bow Book Drive in order to help with the Library's flood recovery efforts. Clearly Calgarians love their library – more than 200,000 items were donated at locations across the city, well above and beyond everyone’s expectations!
Over 150 fantastic Calgary Public Library volunteers worked tirelessly all day on Saturday (and some through the rain) to run the project – sorting donations, packing and moving boxes, and giving Calgarians more information about how they can help support their library at this time. These donated items will be collected by Better Worlds Books and proceeds will help restock collections lost and damaged in the flood.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all the volunteers who made this day such a great success, and of course THANKS to everyone who stopped by their local library to donate books and support their library.
If you are interested in helping out, cash donations can still be made at calgarypubliclibraryfoundation.ca and 20,000 Books Under the Bow T-shirts can still be purchased at goodread.myshopify.com online.
Check out more coverage of the 20,000 Books Under The Bow project here.