The Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP) at Hamilton College is working on establishing the Open Books Project. This program recirculates gently used books back into the community where they are available for families either to borrow and return, or simply to take home. Books are collected through donations from community organizations and campus book drives held at Hamilton College once a semester. These books are collected, sorted, and set out on bookshelves at sites where families and children who need and want them will have easy access to them.
If your organization or office is interested in hosting a community bookshelf, or you have any questions about the Community Bookshelf Project, please contact Amy James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a group of Hamilton employees eager to volunteer in the community, put them in a warehouse full of unused books headed for the discard pile, and what has evolved is a Community Bookshelf service project that benefits many local organizations. More ...