Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief: Library Edition

Amanda Kay Oaks

Staff Writer

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda Kay Oaks has a BFA in Creative Writing and Literature from The University of Evansville and is a current creative nonfiction MFA student at Chatham University. An AmeriCorps alum, online tutor, and literary journal editor, Amanda considers herself a professional wearer of many hats and isn't sure what she'll do if she ever actually has only one job at a time. When she isn't working, reading, writing, or pretending to be a practiced yogi, Amanda can most likely be found snuggled up on the couch with her cat, Artemis, and a plate of cookies. She tweets T.S. Eliot quotes a little too often and tries to keep up with her personal book blog, I Write Things. Twitter: @I_Write_Things

As Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey continues to impact Texas with unprecedented flooding, Americans across the nation are left wondering how they can provide support for those affected by the storm.

There are many places to send donations and aid, and here at Book Riot, our eyes are especially tuned in to bookish efforts.

To that end, The Texas Library Association provides a Disaster Relief Fund to support libraries damaged in disasters like this one. The fund provides grants to assist affected libraries in their recovery efforts. Not only will this help replace books, but it will also help those libraries continue their important work of connecting people to a variety of resources that might help in recovery efforts. For instance, the Texas Library Association website provides a helpful link to other Disaster Relief Resources.

You can donate directly to the relief fund via this link, or you can purchase a TLA coloring book, the proceeds of which go towards the fund.

For further information about The Texas Library Association Disaster Relief Fund and how to donate, see their post about these efforts.

Thanks to Twitter user @radicalibrarian for bringing this to our attention.