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Reminder: The Louisville Free Public Library Needs Your Help

August 6, 2009

I want to keep this highlighted for folks reading through feed readers and the like – as Steve mentions, “I’m also nervous that the ‘buzz’ around this will dissipate quickly, and contributions will slow to a trickle.”

I’m sending my check to help mitigate the LFPL flooding disaster today. If you can spare a bit, please consider doing the same. Donations can be mailed to the recovery fund (Attn: Flood) at:
The Library Foundation
301 York Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Looks likes Steve/the LSW folks have collected almost $1300 in just a day, but the most frequent donation amount is apparently $10, so don’t feel that your contribution will be unwelcome if it’s in the single or low double digits.

Unfortunately, the library isn’t the only needy agency in Louisville because of the flood. According to this Louisville Courier Journal piece, the city animal shelter was also hit hard. I don’t want to divert attention from the library, but if you’re more inclined to help animals, there’s a need for that, too. The story provides the following info on how to help the shelter:

Metro Animal Services needs pet food of all kinds, large and extra-large crates, heavy-duty garbage bags and grooming supplies. A complete list can be found at

Supplies can be dropped off at any Feeders Supply location. Monetary donations may be made online or sent to Metro Animal Services c/o The Animal Care Fund, 3705 Manslick Road, Louisville, Ky. 40215.

Volunteers should be experienced with animals and can sign up to help by contacting the shelter at They may also visit the shelter at 3705 Manslick Road to help with cleanup.

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