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11/20/12 UPDATE - Children's Hospital of Michigan Outreach Program

November 20, 2012

The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni are partnering with Hip Hop Knit Shop and Children's Hospital of Michigan to bring sick kids books, toys and stories. Starting November 1 through December 12, we will be collecting books and toys, telling stories, navigating art carts and knitting blankets for the kids at Children's Hospital. In addition to our library partners, Simply Self Storage has also joined our cause. We are so grateful for ALL of you participation!

 Join us as we help kids feel better this holiday season!


Thank you to all of our library partners and volunteers! See below for donation locations, book and toy requirements and contact information. This weekend and early next week we will be providing our libraries with bins, pick-up schedules and information brochures.


Start mailing in your NEW blankets for the babies and children at CHM!

Please mail your packages that are CLEARLY MARKED:

Southfield Public Library
 c/o Sherrie Savage
 26300 Evergreen Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076

Drop-off donations will NOT be accepted at Southfield Public Library - this is a mail-in donation location ONLY!



  • Any Dr. Seuss book
  • Anything by Patricia Polacco
  • Any Clifford book
  • Corduroy
  • Goodnight Moon
  • Are You My Mother
  • Any picture/board books
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Fairy Tales
  • Frog and Toad stories
  • Junnie B Jones
  • Anything by Eric Carle
  • Goosebumps books
  • Anything by Beverly Cleary
  • Any Berenstain Bear book
  • Wayside School stories
  • Any of the “If you give a mouse/moose ‘ books


  • Gift Cards
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Arts&Crafts material w/ non-toxic seal (AP, CP, health label
  • Non-Toxic ONLY Crayola & Rose Art Crayons
  • Please refrain from any rubber latex items
  • NO Violent games, toy guns & projectile toys
  • NO candy, or food
  • NO dollar store items

Thank you libraries and librarians!

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street
Birmingham, MI 48009

Farmington (2 locations)

  • Main Library
    32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI
  • Farmington Branch
    23500 Liberty Street
    Farmington, MI

Canton Public Library
1200 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Plymouth District Library
223 South Main Street
Plymouth, MI 48170

Halle Library
(books only)

955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Wayne State University
5150 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University
320 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201