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Darien Book Aid Plan Seeks Titles To Send Worldwide

A young child from Ghana holds up a sign thanking the Darien Book Aid Plan for a recent delivery of books.
A young child from Ghana holds up a sign thanking the Darien Book Aid Plan for a recent delivery of books. Photo Credit: Darien Book Aid Plan

DARIEN, Conn. – The award-winning charity Darien Book Aid Plan is seeking dictionaries, easy-to-read books and other simple chapter books to send to various parts of the world to help people learn English.

Over the past few years, the group has sent thousands of donated books to more than 50 countries. Its most requested titles include English-as-a-second-language and community health books.

The group, which won a diplomatic award three years ago, is also looking for books on job training and more children’s books for child patients in South Africa.

On an ongoing basis, the organization is always looking for books on do-it-yourself projects, classics, short stories, agriculture and vegetable gardening, high school and college textbooks (no more than five years old) and arts and crafts.

Donations can be made in the lobby of the group’s location, 1926 Post Road in Darien. The building is a former fire station across from the Noroton Fire House. Its lobby is accessible 24 hours a day for people to drop off donations.

The Darien Book Aid Plan was founded in 1949 and donates more than 25,000 books annually. The all volunteer nonprofit survives on donations and not taxpayer dollars, and it has also donated books to hospitals, prisons and other organizations seeking books from around the United States.

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