Starting Tuesday, November 6th, the Brooklyn Public Library book mobiles will perform triple duty: providing free children's books and charging stations in hard hit neighborhoods AND transporting much needed supplies. These bookmobiles will go to Red Hook: 7 Wolcott Street (in front of the BPL Red Hook Branch) and Coney Island: MCU Park (1904 Surf Avenue) from the hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The following donated items will be accepted at the Grand Army Plaza Central Library Information Desk at least until the end of the week . The bookmobiles will get on the road each morening at 10am so drop off supplies no later than 9:45am. Here are the requested items:
Non-Perishable Foods (baby formula, canned foods)
Batteries of all sizes
New blankets (comforters/sleeping bags)
New towels and wash cloths
New unopened packages of socks, thermals & underwear
Hygiene Products (baby wipes, diapers, & sanitary napkins)
Toiletries (deodorant, disposable wipes, razors, shaving cream soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, antibacterial hand sanitizer)
Contractor garbage bags & heavy-duty extension cords
Cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, wipes, sprays, gloves)
For more information, check the Brooklyn Public Library website at http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/hurricane.
Thank you for your generosity!