Scarsdale drive collects more than 100 boxes of books for Sandy kids

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A recent book drive at the Scarsdale Public Library collected 129 boxes of children's books to be distributed in pop-up libraries organized by Literacy in Motion in many of the emergency shelter for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The books will go primarily to shelters in the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island.

"While books are not an essential need in the way housing is, we believe that creating pop-up libraries in the emergency shelters and food pantries serving Sandy victims will go a long way to restoring a sense of normalcy and improving the quality-of-life of those that are shelter-bound for the foreseeable future," Joe Musso, director of Literacy in Motion, said in a news release Friday.

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The donated-book tally was made known on the library's Twitter account.

"We are encouraged by so many other organizations who are participating in the relief efforts and we are gratified in doing our part. I am impressed, but not surprised by the generosity of the Scarsdale community," said Elizabeth Burmel, library director.

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