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Dec, 2017

Keep ‘em coming: More than 300 books donated to the Uni library!

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[Posted December 20, 2017] Through the marvelous generosity of Uni alumni, more than 300 new books have been provided to the Uni library … and you can join in!

Some 312 books have now been received by the library, from 27 donors who have self-identified and many more who wish to remain anonymous. We now have donors from the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s:

  • Michael Alcalay ‘80
  • Geraldine Armstrong ‘59
  • Connor Gilmore 2022
  • Jeff Deckman ‘76
  • Ivan Finkle ‘50
  • Barbara Wong Franklin ‘68
  • Sukey (Roth) Garcetti ‘57
  • Kelly Gilmore ‘86
  • Carl Hagge ‘53
  • Natalie Hatch ‘59
  • Jean Kent ‘62
  • Judy Kleinberg ‘65
  • Erik Levin ‘77
  • Kay Mader ‘59
  • Bill Parten ‘41
  • Dr. Dawn (Harris) River ‘89
  • Ruth Albert Roberts ‘64
  • Roger Schrag ‘83
  • Lori and Richard Schwartz, MD
  • Vivienne Sinclair ‘50
  • John Statham W ‘68
  • Tracy Thayer Ireland ‘70
  • Larry ‘59 and Jean Tistaert
  • Les Whittaker W ‘56
  • Judy Wolfenstein
  • Kevin Young ‘75
  • Joseph Zukin, Jr. ‘43

How important are these new books? Here’s Uni librarian (and alumna) Tascha Folsoi ‘86:

“It is my personal opinion that the many alumni who have helped to keep the library going with their generous donations are playing their own role in making Uni a successful school. If you do not see your name mentioned here, please email me at tascha.folsoi@gmail.com, so I can celebrate your contribution here and in the book plates we affix to the books as well as enter your donation in our records.”

Want to donate? It’s easy! The program uses Amazon’s “Wish List” function. Anyone can go to the list (here), purchase one or more books and they will be sent to Uni directly within two business days.

The “University Senior High Library” Wish List enjoys Amazon Prime status thanks to Folsoi, so that you (as the purchaser) do not have to be an Amazon Prime member to buy any of the books!

Folsoi asks for help if you buy a book: “I think it would be better if we also asked people to email me their name and grad year along with items purchased, so I can email them back with the tax I.D. number and also remove the items from the list.” You can contact her at tascha.folsoi@gmail.com. Yes, your book purchase is a charitable donation!

All purchasers of books for the library are permanently recognized with a donor plate on the inside front cover of each donated book. Ready to help? The link to the Wish List is here.


2 thoughts on “Keep ‘em coming: More than 300 books donated to the Uni library!

    • Tascha Folsoi

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for your interest. I have not updated the list as we will soon be closing up shop for the summer. However, I will update it in the fall as students make requests for books and teachers provide new lists for independent reading. Thank you so much! Tascha Folsoi, Teacher Librarian, Class of 1986


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