Please donate your used (or new) paperbacks through GRCC’s Library for Kent County Jail inmates. Paperbacks are often read by *15* readers before the book falls apart from use.
After GRCC’s Library collected over 400 paperback books for the Jail as our 100th year service project, a GRCC student who had been incarcerated when the books were delivered told us that getting access to those books was the best thing that happened to him, besides earning his GED, while he was in jail.
A donation box is located near the Library Circulation Desk where they can be dropped off. New or used paperbacks only – the Jail cannot accept hardcovers.
The Learning Center Open House, held Tuesday, Dec. 5th, was a success with over 300 attendees! Generous donors provided prizes for a drawing where attendees were encouraged to visit each building partner: Media Services; the Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion; Academic Support & Tutoring Services; and, the Library & Learning Commons. And the Winners Are…..
- $25 Applebee’s Gift Card – Kelly Burrows
- $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card – Rachele Smith
- $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card – Peyton Heisen
- $25 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card – Chakya McIntosh
- $25 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card – Bildad Azard
- $25 Lake Michigan Credit Union Gift Card – Jordan White
- $25 Lake Michigan Credit Union Gift Card – Vivian Herring
- $25 Marie Catrib’s Gift Card – Sam Cunningham
- $10 Art & Bev’s Gift Certificate – Paul Ruschmann
- $10 Art & Bev’s Gift Certificate – Jocelyn Disselkoen
- $10 GRCC Campus Dining Gift Certificate – David Anderson
- $10 GRCC Campus Dining Gift Certificate – Asha Nemec
- $10 Patatas / Subway Punch Card – Nicholas Price
- $10 Patatas / Subway Punch Card – Natari Silva
- $10 Patatas / Subway Punch Card – Chandler Michalski
- $10 Patatas / Subway Punch Card – Kyler Byker
Winners have until 1/31/2018 to claim their prizes at the Library Circulation Desk (please have photo ID), but with such great prizes, we’re sure they’ll want to do so before the holidays!
Students, faculty & staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Learning Center Open House, on Tuesday, December 5 from 11:30-1:30.
Light food, beverages, goodies, and entertainment will be offered in the Library, the Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion, and Media Technologies – plus – upstairs in Academic Support & Tutoring Services. Visit each space for a chance to win prizes.
Receive an extra entry for prizes if you donate items to the Learning Center Food Pantry – OR – if you donate a new or used paperback for avid readers at the Kent County Jail.
Giving Tuesday has become to charities what Black Friday is to retailers and Cyber Mondays is to internet businesses. If you would like to give, please consider the Learning Center Food Pantry, as well as the Paperback Book Drive for Kent County Jail Readers. Whether it is food and sundries, or new or used paperbacks, you can donate them at the Circulation Desk of the Library.
Thanks for your support!
Done with your summer reads? Bring them to the GRCC Library! As a community service initiative, we are accepting donations of new and used paperback books for the men and women at the Kent County Jail. The donation box is located on the 1st floor of the Library and Learning Commons.
Thanks for your support!