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Thanks from the Kent County Jail!

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Brian Beecher, Bob Schichtel, and Nikki Nyenhuis with paperback book donations for Kent County Jail.

In December, our Learning Center Open House included a reading-oriented community service project – collecting paperback books for readers at the Kent County Jail.  We are pleased to announce that 326 books were donated! Director Brian Beecher, Serials Coordinator Nikki Nyenhuis, and Outreach Librarian Nan Schichtel delivered three skids of paperback books to the Jail on Tuesday December 19.  By the end of the day, Jail GED instructor Bob Schichtel and trustees had processed the donations and they were available to eager readers.  Thanks to all who donated paperbacks.  They are being put to good use by many, many readers!

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Paperback Donations Accepted Through Wed. Dec. 13th.

Book donationsPlease 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.


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Giving Tuesday at the Library

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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!


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November 28, 2017 · 7:41 am