Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced that Angry Robot, Tor Books and Baen Books are sending donations for a book drive to benefit public libraries in the Reno area.
Renovation would like to encourage other fantasy and science fiction publishers to join this effort by donating recent titles to expand the collections of Washoe County libraries. Books and graphic novels for YA and beginning readers are at the top of the “wish list,” but current adult novels and anthologies would also be welcome.
Depending on the number of books donated, Renovation plans to do two things: 1) help the libraries refresh their genre collections, 2) provide several books per branch as prizes for enthusiastic readers who participate in the library system’s summer reading program.
The Washoe County Library System has 11 branches, including one branch at a senior center. Current science fiction and fantasy books for readers of all ages would therefore be welcome.
For information about how to donate, see the Renovation website.
Because support of the summer reading programs is one of the goals, Renovation asks that publishers ship books as soon as possible.