The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas.

The Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends to honor and memorialize children's book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, homeless shelters, battered womenÕs shelters,and after-school programs. The Lisa Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many children who may never have owned a book before. Since its founding in 1990, the Lisa Libraries has contributed over 350,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country.

In general, the Lisa Libraries has a strong interest in supporting small, grass-roots organizations. As a matter of policy, the Foundation makes grants only to organizations that do not discriminate against people seeking services or employment based on race, sex, religion, age, sexual preference, or physical ability.

Please address book donations or correspondence to:

The Lisa Libraries
77 Cornell Street (#109)
Kingston, NY 12401


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The Lisa Libraries is 501(c)3 organization.
All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.