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Schools and Libraries Welcome Your Donation for Books!



Library friends groups and organizations serving the deaf diversity may be interested to donate a book collection - The 150th Anniversary Library Bookshelf - to schools and libraries around the nation.Books_Crop

They also may be interested to donate a copy of the FOLDA KIT: Laurent Clerc and Gallaudet University which will help librarians, teachers and cultural programmers with plans to observe the 150th anniversary of Gallaudet University at any time this year in their local community.

The 150th Anniversary Library Bookshelf

It includes books on a wide variety of topics relating to deaf history, deaf experiences, and deaf lives that can be enjoyed by both deaf and hearing readers.  The editors at Gallaudet University Press selected 25 titles in seven core areas: American Sign Language, deaf history, education, parenting, children and young adult books, children of deaf adults (codas), and deaf literature.

The criteria for choosing titles in these areas stemmed from their excellent reviews in library periodicals and their popularity with consumers.    For more information, please visit


The FOLDA KIT:  Laurent Clerc and Gallaudet University

It is a fundraiser of the Gallaudet Class of 1957 for Gallaudet Archives.  This kit is the first part of the I Made America Great series; it was produced by the Library for Deaf Action and distributed by FOLDA (Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action).

Each packet has 40 pages (8.5” x 11”) which includes a color print of an oil painting of each Laurent Clerc and Abbé de l’Epée by Jean Boutcher, Deaf artist.   Deaf America Reads and National Deaf History Month, both posters were designed by Lois Hoover, Deaf artist and five illustrations of George W. Veditz by Ruth Peterson, Deaf artist are also included in the packet. The cost is 25 dollars each packet.

The packet with the binder, 20 sheet protectors and a complimentary color print of George Veditz, by Nancy Rourke costs  $45.00.    For more information, please contact Alice Hagemeyer.  Her email address is     It is a limited edition.  First come, first served.   It will be displayed at Library Friends Section of the NAD booth at its conference that will be held in Atlanta, the first week of July.  You may also see the sample at the Gallaudet Library and Archives if you are on the Gallaudet campus during its reunion, July 9 - 12, 2014.

Thank you for your support.

Alice L. Hagemeyer, President