1. #twitterlibrarians are almost there! →


    Miss your chance to give in the Tumblr vs Twitter Race to $1k for EveryLibrary? Be a social media sport and help Twitter reach their goal! I know you’re on Twitter, too. Both platforms have done an amazing job, blowing the initial fundraising deadline (1 week) out of the water.

    If that’s not your thing, please PLEASE consider directing donations to libraries affected by Sandy. Urban Libraries Unite is in need of cash donations, as is the New Jersey Library Association Relief project.

    Let’s keep making it happen for libraries!

    Yes, we beat Twitter handily, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still donate! DO IT FOR THE LIBRARIES.

  2. QUE(E)RY: Update on Hurricane Sandy →


    In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Que(e)ry Librarians are designating additional proceeds from our upcoming event to benefit the Ali Forney Center. Their center in Chelsea was destroyed by flooding at a time when the services they provide to homeless LGBT youth are all the more crucial. Emergency funds will help AFC restore services and facilities to those affected by the hurricane and the winter storm which came shortly thereafter.

    The first 100 donors at our party on November 24th will get a free beer courtesy of Public Assembly. You can also donate now on AFC’s website.

    Here are a few other library-related resources if you are looking for help or looking for ways to get involved:

    NYC Distribution Locations

    Our friends at Urban Librarians Unite have compiled a list of resources for Hurricane Sandy relief, and are also conducting a Children’s book drive.

    Brooklyn Public Library’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

    Queens Public Library’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

    NYPL’s response to Hurricane Sandy