The Purpose of DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy
These are the words of Anne Sullivan at Helen Keller’s ability to comprehend the fact that letters and words have meaning, that they describe the world.
Such a discovery is imperative to literacy—and it is, every time it happens in the mind of an individual, a miracle. Literacy is, after all, not only the ability to read but the power to discover, to grapple with the world and all its elements and ideas and make sense of them and imagine beyond them and communicate them.
This is why Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is committed to promoting literacy in Geary County. We believe literacy empowers individuals and strengthens the community in ways that are vital both to the individuals’ and the community’s success.
With that in mind, we operate a book donation program called DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy. This program is designed to put books in the hands of individuals of all ages throughout our community, increasing access to literature and thereby promoting literacy.
How DBPL at DBPL Works
Dorothy Bramlage Public Library operates DBPL at DBPL as a nonprofit project, raising funds through grants and community events and donations. Additionally, we accept donations of new books from local organizations and individuals. (Book donations for DBPL at DBPL are separate from those given to the library either for library use or for the Friends of the Library book sales.)
Funds and books for DBPL at DBPL may be donated at any time.
Who Receives DBPL at DBPL Books
All books donated through DBPL at DBPL go to members of the Geary County community. Books are put into the hands of both individuals and groups, including local schools and educational organizations, families of newborn babies (as part of DBPL at DBPL's Welcome to the World program), nursing home residents, community youth, and others.
Books are distributed based on the availability of funding.
How to Find out More
Questions concerning DBPL at DBPL itself, opportunities to donate funds or books to DBPL at DBPL, and/or the possibility of receiving books through DBPL at DBPL may be directed to the Young People's Department at Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (785-238-4311 or firstname.lastname@example.org).