Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Remember New Orleans on Fat Tuesday: Bradford Publishing Hosts Book Drive for Louisiana Libraries

Bradford Publishing announces a book drive to benefit the Louisiana libraries beginning on Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2006. "Before the hurricanes we had 339 public libraries. Now 106 are either damaged or destroyed. There were 45 total collections damaged -- some completely or partially lost," says Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian for Louisiana. "The libraries are funded by property taxes, which are paid by businesses and homeowners. But many of those businesses were destroyed. And many of those homeowners are not coming back." Full Story

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