It's a rainy Monday in Watchung, and what better way is there to spend a rainy day than with BOOKS? Come help us sort used books, which might otherwise have gone to a landfill, for reuse and recycling. Books to be sorted come from library patron donations and from library discards. We'll be sorting books into these categories:
- Books that we can sell at Second Story Books. Proceeds will support Watchung Library programs and services, particularly the children's summer reading program.
- Books to be donated to schools. We have donated books, particularly nonfiction with sturdy bindings, to our own schools in Watchung, as well as to schools in neighboring communities, notably Plainfield.
- Books to be donated to literacy programs. We have donated books to literacy programs in China, Africa, and socio-economically challenged communities here in New Jersey.
Books to be donated to a nonprofit organization. We get more books donated than we can display and sell, so we share the bounty.
Books that are not reusable. These will be recycled.
Stop by and help. There are hundreds of books to sort, but don't let that scare you! No experience necessary; there will be trained book sorters to guide you.