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Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)

YorkshireYankee 25 Jan 13 - 04:58 PM
YorkshireYankee 27 Jan 13 - 02:40 PM
Bettynh 27 Jan 13 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,leeneia 27 Jan 13 - 11:39 PM
GUEST 28 Jan 13 - 10:31 PM
deepdoc1 28 Jan 13 - 11:21 PM
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Subject: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 04:58 PM

Hello folks,

(If you've already read the "Drum Collection to donate" thread, you can pretty much figure out the gist of this one. But for those who haven't...

My parents are seriously downsizing (due to age) and my mother (who used to do storytelling - kid-oriented) has a BIG collection of books of folktales and stories from all over the world. Once they move, there won't be space for them all, so she/we have been trying to think of a place where such a collection would be appreciated and used - frequently and by kids, with luck - ideally by troubled/disadvantaged kids. (Mom spent many years working with emotionally troubled kids and/or kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.)

Can anyone suggest an appropriate place? (Note: we're aware of the Oldtown School of Folk music, but if there is somewhere (school? community center? music school/shop? library? hospital? youth program?) that is perhaps less well-known/not as well supported, we'd prefer to donate to such a place...)

Mom & Dad have problems driving anywhere distant, and are so overwhelmed with stuff to do (trying to move within the next 3-4 months, which is a very tall order for them!), so someplace that could come and pick up the collection would be ideal - though not an ironclad requirement.

I wish I could do more for them myself, but it's hard from over here in Sheffield.

Any suggestions, folks?

P.S.
Mom also has an amazing and extensive collection of drums - and other rhythm instruments - from all over the world, which she also would like to find a good home for. (I've already started a thread for that) .


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 02:40 PM

refresh...


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: Bettynh
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 04:34 PM

Syd Lieberman has been telling stories in Chicago (he lives in Skokie) for many years. There's a contact page on his website. Maybe he can direct you to a suitable group.


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:39 PM

Have them call:

United Way
Diocese of Chicago
the nearest Catholic school


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 10:31 PM

Try the
National Storytelling Network. They will have resources for groups and tellers all around the country, many are teachers.


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: deepdoc1
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 11:21 PM

Sorry. Above was me sans cookie.


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 03:51 AM

There is a professional storyteller clos to you by the name Pete castle in believe who is involved will school and charity programmers google his name and include storyteller for contact.


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 11:09 AM

Thanks to everyone for these suggestions! I'll follow them up and let you know what happens...


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 11:53 AM

GUEST, 29 Jan 13 - 03:51 AM...

I've looked up/found Pete Castle's website; he is indeed located "close to me" (i.e. near Sheffield). My first assumption is that you may not have understood from my original post that I need to find someplace in the Chicago area, in which case I don't think Pete will be much help.

But just in case I've misunderstood your meaning, do you think Pete might actually have contacts in the Chicago area?

Thanks -- YY


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Subject: RE: Storytelling books 2 donate (nr Chicago)
From: MAG
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 07:00 PM

storyteller Dan Keding lost all his stuff awhile back when his house burned.

I don't know if he still needs to replace stuff, but he's a great and worthy guy.


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