Lismore Library Flood Appeal for Books

13 March 2022

Have you published a book? Do you want to help?

EMMA ASHMERE writes:
“As a historical fiction writer living in regional northern NSW – where the floods have devastated our community – I am so grateful for the local library service network here which supplies thousands of residents with new books, ebooks, First Nations resources, local histories, interlibrary loans from the state libraries etc and support the local readers and writers, children, parents, schools, low income residents, book launches, book clubs, access for people with disabilities, and large and small local events including the Byron Writers Festival etc. They are also a crucial community hub! Sadly Lismore Library is totally flooded.”

RUTH MORGAN writes:
“I received a letter from the Lismore library with details about location for books to be sent, and areas of the collection that were damaged. There are also details of the bank account is someone would prefer to make a cash donation instead – this money will go to the library to buy books. Any help you are able to offer to rebuild this wonderful local resource would be much appreciated. Please feel free to share with other groups. Thanking you all in advance.”

LISMORE LIBRARY writes:
“Thank you for your kind offer, we have space to store donations at our Administration Centre. Our library collections affected by the recent flood in Lismore are as follows:

  • Adult Fiction
  • Large Print Books
  • Junior & Young Adult Books
  • Children’s Story Books
  • Children’s DVDs
  • Jigsaws
  • Audio Books
  • Parenting Collection (non-fiction books on parenting topics)
  • Junior Non-Fiction Books

If you would like to donate any new or near new books from any of these categories, we would be very grateful.

The address for the Library’s Administration office is:
    6 Centenary Drive,
    Goonellabah NSW 2480

If items could be sent attention ‘Lismore Library – Flood Donation’ that would be very helpful. We are also able to accept monetary donations to the following Richmond Tweed Regional Library gift account:
Account Name: Lismore City Council – RTRL Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Account
BSB: 062-565 Account Number: 10864916.

Please send an email to Amanda Binney (Management Accountant) at the time of any donations being made with the following information:
    Name
    Address
    Date of deposit
    Amount of deposit
The Library will provide a Tax Deductible Receipt. This may take a little while to get out based on resources – but they will get them out as soon as they can.

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