NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lane County is seeking donations of mental health-related books to replenish its resource library. The front of the NAMI building that houses staff and the library became damaged when snow from the January storm accumulated on the roof, saturating the ceiling and drenching the books.

NAMI’s 750-book library included fiction, historical fiction, and creative non-fiction (memoirs, e.g.,). The collection focused on a variety of mental health conditions, ideas for managing symptoms, and inspiring stories of recovery — from childhood through advanced age. Consider taking your donations (gently used or new) directly to the NAMI office, located at 129 9th Street in Springfield. Jennifer MacLean, NAMI of Lane County executive director, asks that contributors call before making a book delivery. Or feel free to leave your books in the box in the church library labelled NAMI, and Chris Cunningham will deliver in batches. NAMI’s number is (541)343-7688.

Here’s what the previous library catalog looks like:
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