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What to Donate for Correctional Services
At Correctional Services we find the reading interests of inmates reflect those of patrons in our branch libraries. The following is a breakdown of some of the most requested genres, titles, and authors by inmates at Rikers Island.
Paperback books for which we have a consistent need:
Popular Fiction (New titles only please: 2011+)
James Patterson, Lee Child, Dan Brown, Stephen King (Dark Tower Series, Witch Wizard Series)
Urban Lit (Authors listed here only please)
Ashley & JaQuavis, Wahida Clark, Deja King, Nikki Turner, Zane, Noire, Teri Woods, Donald Goines
Fantasy Series Books (Listed here only please)
Wheel of Time series, Games of Thrones series, Stephen King's Dark Tower series, Beautiful Creatures Series,
Current GED workbooks, 2012 computer books, 2010 Microsoft Office, World Almanacs, E-Z Series (Math, Geometry, Algebra)
Other subjects/genres of interest:
- Graphic Novels & comic books
- Body building/Weight training/Fitness
- Baby names
- Black Panthers
- Dream Interpretation/Astrology/Tarot/Occult
- Hip-Hop biography/history/business
- Biographies: Sports/Music
- Conspiracy Theories: Illuminati/New World Order/UFO
- Automotive industry & repair
- Islamic spiritual/religious books
- Any popular magazines from 2012 & 2013
Items not needed at this time:
Any hardcover books, Romance novels, Classics printed before 2000, Computer/tech books published before 2010, & books not listed above
Remember to send only paperback books.
*NOTE: We know that old books are still pure gold to many of us. However, we encourage donors to send us newer books in great shape. This ensures that they will be attractive and interesting on our book carts and shelves, especially to those who are new or hesitant readers.
If you are interested in donating materials, we accept books and magazines through the mail or in person at the Mid Manhattan Library.
Please send books directly to:
Mid-Manhattan Library, NYPL
attn: Sarah Ball
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
With further questions about donating or to arrange a drop-off, we are best reached by email. Please email Sarah Ball at email@example.com, or call 212.340.0812.
Thank you ever so much for your support.