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SLISAA teaming up with Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hip Hop Knit Shop to bring sick children books, toys and stories

October 10, 2012

Calling students, alumni, faculty and friends of the School of Library and Information Science! We are reaching out to our tri-county family and pulling together volunteers and resources to make this fall and holiday season extra special for children that will be at Children's Hospital of Michigan. We have so many great ways to get involved and we are asking you to participate at whatever level you can. We have meaningful volunteer opportunities and we are also going to kick off a book and toy drive with our community partner at Hip Hop Knit Shop.

Please direct all questions to Eva Gogola at evagro [at]


* Pick up toys, books and donations from participating libraries (1-2 times a week)

Library locations coming soon!

* Apply to be a volunteer at Children's Hospital of Michigan

Opportunities include:

- Clinic reader
- Assistance in the library
- Art Cart
- Storyteller
- Office assistance
- Bed side volunteering

* Participate with Reach Out and Read (weekly, monthly, quarterly)

Don't forget to mention SLISAA!


toys books book

Maps of library book and toy drop boxes coming soon!

Items popular at Children's Hospital include:

- Match Box Cars
- Stickers
- Play-Dough
- Crayola Crayons
- Mini Bubble Bottles
- "I Spy" books
- Personal CD players
- Card Games, all types
- Infant toys (lighted/musical)
- School Supplies
- Wordsearch Books
- Children's books
- Family Friendly DVDs
- Small craft kits (individual packs)
- Sudoko books
- Puzzles (under 50 pieces)
- Disposable cameras

More ideas and book donation guidelines:


Help our community partner at Hip Hop Knit Shop or contact Anita at anita.j.niemczyk [at] to find out on details making scarves, mittens, socks, hats and other items for the children!


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Eva Gogola at evagro [at]

Hip Hop Knit Shop