Students Organize Campus Book Drive
April 18, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University students will be conducting a campus
book drive to raise money for Alternative Spring Break and the organization, Books
The book drive began April 16 and will continue until May 30.
Students can bring new and used college-level books to the green and white bins labeled
“Book Drive,” which will be placed in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St.,
Bloomington), IWU Bookstore in Hansen Student Center, The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza
East), Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) (201 E. Beecher St., Bloomington), Center
for Liberal Arts (CLA) (310 E. Beecher St., Bloomington), Shaw Hall (1312 N. Park
St., Bloomington), Memorial Center Main Desk (104 E. University St., Bloomington)
and at the steps of the Bertholf Commons in Memorial Center.
Alternative Spring Break began in 2007, offering Illinois Wesleyan Students the opportunity
to spend their spring break helping those in need. This spring 60 students and staff
aided with Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans.
Books for Africa, which began in 1988, is an organization that collects textbooks
from publishers, schools, libraries, individuals and organizations to distribute to
children in Africa. Books for Africa has shipped over 18 millions books and is the
largest provider of donated textbooks in Africa.
For more information on the book drive contact Gulick Residence Hall Director Jacob
Meltzer at (309) 556-3129. For more information on Alternative Spring Break of Books
for Africa contact the Student Volunteer Center at (309) 556-3850.
Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181