Foreign Language Books Wanted for Good Cause

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Get a head start on your spring de-cluttering and help out Astoria resident Zora O’Neill, who is looking for donated books on Nextdoor.com:

“WANTED: books in many languages (by April 8)

I’m collecting books to stock a library for refugees in Thessaloniki, Greece. Because Astoria is so wonderfully multilingual, I thought I would ask my neighbors if you have any books you’d like to donate. Specifically looking for:

–Arabic (adults & kids)
–Farsi / Dari (adults & kids)
–Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani)
–Urdu
–Pashto
–Wolof
–Susu
–French
–English books:  popular and easy reading (if anyone has Harry Potter books to donate, that would be fantastic, to match Arabic translations I have)
–ESL textbooks and references

I need to get this organized by April 8, and I can come pick up wherever you are.

Many thanks, alf shukr, mamnoon and efharisto poli–

Zora.”

Photo credit; Aleksanderpc, via Wikimedia Commons

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Clare Doyle

Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City