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New Ideas

New ideas from interviews and the literature include:

  • Go to new places: story hours, family programming, mobile libraries at shelters;
  • Materials loan becomes materials gift: Gift books to children and adult evacuees and visiting responders;
  • When things return to normal: Honor special local responders with books donated in their name at a special event;
  • Target special groups: temporarily homeless (housing information exchange); evacuees (programs at local hotels); temporarily jobless (job bank, file for unemployment); hungry (file for food stamps);
  • Special services: Filling out FEMA forms; Contacting loved ones; Comforting victims;
  • Special materials: Books that help children cope.