Ranfurly Library Service Of New York/ Book Aid International

34 Sheldon Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 914-473-1652/471-9307
Contact: Herman Hamlelink, Director
Officers: Herman Hamlelink, Director
Affiliation(s): Ranfurly (New York) is a branch of Ranfurly (London); it is also affiliated with Rotary International.
Overseas Offices: None, except the Ranfurly Library Service, London of which the New York office is a branch.
Geographical Area: Information not available.
General Description:

Donated book activities are the sole activity of the Ranfurley; receiving books donated by individuals and groups, and shipping them gratis to requesting organizations overseas.

Project Description:

Destinations of Shipments: Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Kinds of Books Distributed: All categories of Englishlanguage books for elementary, secondary, and college students. Only exclusions: religion, politics, pornography.

Content Selection Policy: Ranfurly is unable to make individual selections and can meet only broad categories.

No. of Copies Distributed and/or Dollar Value: 1986: 25,000; estimated value of $100,000 1987: 25,000; estimated value of $100,000.

Donation Sources:

New Books: Unused textbooks from school districts around the US.

Used Books: Individuals (many of them Rotarians), school districts, libraries, and college groups which have book sales.

Citation: American Donated Books Abroad

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