December 04, 2007

Beyond 4 Walls Book Drive

As you know, I'm a big fan of books and truly believe in the power of reading. When someone I know from the internet sent me this, I had to pass it along:


Reading changes lives. We ask you to partner with us to impact and improve the lives of incarcerated children and teenagers, by purchasing books for the BEYOND 4 WALLS BOOK DRIVE.

The Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Detention Facility in Sylmar houses 650+ children and teens. The members of the Nidorf Collective @ UCLA, a group of students from the UCLA Information Studies graduate program, have been volunteering at the facility for two years, bringing books to this underserved population. The Beyond 4 Walls Book Drive, sponsored by the GSA Community Service Commission, will further the work to give the gift of reading to these kids.

How can you contribute?

The best and simplest way is to use this link to select books for the kids from the "Beyond 4 Walls Wish List" on

The books on this list have been requested by the teens at Nidorf and/or recommended by the library students in the UCLA MLIS program, who have seen what a difference books and reading make to this population. After you use the link, please forward this email to others who might also like to make a fundamental difference in this ongoing literacy program.

The GSA Community Service Commission, the members of the Nidorf Collective @ UCLA, and the kids at Nidorf thank you for giving your time and energy to community service. Your donation makes a big difference.

More information about UCLA students involvement in the Nidorf collection can be found here:

Posted by Shelby at December 4, 2007 11:09 AM
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