BOOK AID PLAN Inc.
For Peace Corps Volunteers Only
Darien Book Aid can send you a package of books to assist you in your work.
There is no cost to you. The packages are marked "Used Books, No Value."
In general, our shipper is Asendia, not the US Postal Service. The
exceptions are listed below.
To request a shipment, the email address for Peggy Minnis is BookAid@aol.com. Put "Request for books" in the subject line. Write a letter describing your work, your students (if you are a teacher) and how you will use the books. Our volunteers appreciate a well-written request. After your letter, include the answers to the following questions:
Moldova: The packages sent via Meest are personally
delivered after a confirmation telephone call to you. They also
require a street address, not a post office box.
Federated States of Micronesia: The boxes of books are sent through the US Postal Service, media mail rate.
If you use regular
mail, send your letter
to me at:
Peace Corps Desk
Darien Book Aid Plan, Inc.
1926 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820 USA
Other sources of reading materials:
If you have a reliable Internet connection, you may wish to consult Project Gutenberg, a source of free downloadable books. You can either read the book online or download it to your computer. Most of the books are out of copyright, including most classics of literature. There are also books available in languages other than English. http://www.gutenberg.org/
The Peace Corps distributes a publication called "Sources of Donated Books for Schools and Libraries." It gets updated every few years, but you might find another book donor there.
If you require a large shipment of books and have a Rotary Club in your region and some financial support, Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) in Annapolis, MD sends containers of 20,000 books via ocean freight. Steve Frantzich of the USNA in Annapolis is your contact there.