Libraries are an essential service in helping communities recover from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria!
ALA state chapters, the Texas Library Association and the Florida Library Association, are taking in donations and leading the response efforts in their respective states. ALA encourages you to assist them. Information on how to donate to these efforts is listed below.
Since ALA’s two chapters are leading the respective recovery efforts in their states, ALA will be taking in donations to help the many libraries in the Caribbean that were destroyed and heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. Libraries such as the Philipsburg Jubilee Public on St. Martin has been damaged beyond repair and will need to be rebuilt. Librarians in the region are trying to provide services for children and others in the aftermath of the storm. Updates will be provided as they become available.
ALA is pleased to be partnering with Florida International University Library and its Digital Library of the Caribbean staff on assisting those in the Caribbean.
Make a donation online to ALA’s Disaster Relief Fund to help libraries in the Caribbean recover and rebuild. ALA is 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.
Mail: Please print Donation Form (PDF format). Checks should be made out to “American Library Association” with a notation for ALA’s Library Relief Fund and mail to: c/o International Relations Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795
Florida Libraries Disaster Relief Fund
Anyone wishing to assist Florida libraries with their recovery efforts is urged to donate to the Florida Library Association’s Florida Libraries Disaster Relief Fund. Donations are tax deductible.
The Florida Library Association will update our website frequently as we learn details about specific libraries and their needs.
Florida Libraries Rebuild Network – an online sharing tool to connect those libraries impacted by Hurricane Irma and those wanting to help.
Texas Libraries Disaster Relief Fund
Anyone wishing to assist Texas libraries with their recovery efforts is urged to donate to the Texas Library Association’s Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund. Donations are tax deductible.
The Texas Library Association will update its website frequently with learn details about specific libraries and their needs.
The Texas Library Association developed the Texas Library Recovery Connection, an online information sharing system to help connect those offering assistance to libraries in need.
Disaster Relief Fund to support Caribbean islands, Mexico, and Puerto Rico
Fondo de ayuda para casos de desastre de ALA apoyará iniciativas de reconstrucción de bibliotecas en islas del Caribe, México y Puerto Rico