There were many libraries destroyed during Hurricane Ike. I received the
below message from one of our chapter members, Sheila Wyborny. Bridge
City is near Port Authur. I'm sure any children's book in good condition
would be appreciated.
I am a member of SCBWI as well as the Golden Triangle Writers Guild.
Through GTWG, we are in the process of gathering children's books for
the Bridge City Schools libraries. From their curruculum coordinator,
Genia Mannino, I have learned that their primary library is a total
loss, their 3rd through 8th grade school library sustained a 50% loss,
and their middle school library lost its entire non fiction and
reference section. I've sent a similar email to the SCBWI Brazos
chapter, in an effort to reach as many writers as possible. We are
donating as many of our author copies as we can spare, and I've also
been in touch with one of my editors to try to get books from a wide
range of children's imprints. Since I am a member of SCBWI and GTWG, I
would be glad to act as liaison, if you would like to join in this
effort. Please phone or email me if you have any questions, and thanks
for your time!
281 213 3168
For the time being, the books can be mailed or FedExed to me: 14308
Skinner Rd. Cypress, TX 77429, or, if someone lives or works in this
area, books can be dropped off here. Usually someone around. My in-laws
live with us and I work from home. I’ll be loading my vehicle with some
books to take to them in the next week or two.