Q. Can we donate books to the library? What is the process at East?
Yes, we have an active "Read & Recycle" service activity that accepts all donations and distributes them appropriately throughout the community.
Deliver your book donations in person to one of the libraries -- or place in the secondary library's "Return Box" outside the front door of the Kishore Mahbubani Library.
Donated books will be sorted into different categories.
- Suitable for the school library;
- Suitable for a global concern;
- Suitable for a classroom library;
- Likely to be of interest to boarding house students -- to be put in their common room bookshelves;
- Likely to be of interest to several people or just books that need a good home. These are freely available to the whole community on the shelves outside the secondary library.
- Note that books in bad shape or so out-of-date and fashion that no one would want them (e.g., old business and marketing textbooks from the 1990s) are still valuable to other people, like the Art Department! We provide lots of books for art projects -- and design technology projects. (Notice our circulation desk upstairs in the Secondary Library -- created by IB Design Tech students using donated books!)
Money donations in appreciation of this service are gratefully accepted, if you are the recipient of any of the free books. Just pop into the College Cashier and make a donation to the Global Concerns Literacy Fund, which will help us to buy new, appropriate books for other children, e.g., in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Questions? Contact Ms. Katie Day in the secondary library (email@example.com / 8233-2922).