Operation Bookshelf

Scarsdale Women's Group
37 Drake Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914-723-0024
Contact: Mrs. Edward H. Olivari, Co-Chairman
Officers: Mrs. Edward H. Olivari, Co-Chairman
Affiliation(s): Information not available.
Overseas Offices: Information not available.
Geographical Area: Information not available.
General Description:

Donated Books are the principal activity of Operation Bookshelf which was formed in 1954 within the Scarsdale Woman's Club.

Project Description:

Destinations of Shipments: Sent primarily to American Peace Corps Groups located in the Philippines, Africa, etc. for distribution to needy institutions.

Kinds of Books Distributed: Mainly fiction & non-fiction; recent (only) textbooks-primary to high school.

Content Selection Policy: Limited mailings 30 - 50 books each are sent to Peace Corps Volunteers who request books.

No. of Copies Distributed: 1986: 23,659 1987: 22,637.

Donation Sources:

Used Books: (Only) Local schools donate used library books; individuals in the community donate used books also.

Citation: American Books Donated Abroad

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