UNC Libraries organizes book drive for pediatric cancer patients at UNC

Book drive seeks 10,000th book for the Pediatric Oncology Clinic.

UNC Libraries and campus partners are now collecting children’s books for the Book Fairy Icon indicating that a link will open an external site., an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic. During this fifth anniversary year of the cooperative effort, organizers expect the five-year total number of books collected to top ten thousand.

New and gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen are needed, especially English and Spanish-language board books, the sturdy picture books made for young children. Also needed are books featuring children and families of many cultures.

The Bull’s Head Bookshop will offer a 25 percent discount on children’s books purchased for donation to the book drive. At the time of purchase simply mention the phrase “Book Fairy” to the staff.

Book drive boxes will be available in these locations:

  • Davis Library lobby
  • Undergraduate Library lobby
  • Wilson Library lobby
  • Health Sciences Library, 1st floor lobby
  • Law Library
  • School of Information and Library Science, Manning Hall lobby
  • Bull’s Head Bookshop
  • School of Education, Peabody Hall, Student Affairs Office lobby, 1st floor
  • School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building lobby
  • FedEx Global Education Center, Peacock Atrium
  • N.C. Children’s Hospital lobby

The drive will run through Dec. 5, 2013. The Friends of the Library will wrap up the drive by accepting donated books at the annual Winter Stories program on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m., in the lobby of Wilson Library.

The book drive is sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity Committee, the Health Sciences Library, the Law Library, the School of Information and Library Science, the School of Education, the School of Social Work, the FedEx Global Education Center, and the N.C. Children’s Hospital.

Click here Adobe pdf file to download a flyer to promote the book drive.