Please Help the Junior League of Troy Bring Books and the Love of Reading to the Children of Vanderheyden Hall

Junior League of Troy volunteers are collecting middle-level education books grades 5-8+ for the children of Vanderheyden Hall and other children in Rensselaer county

Families interested in donating books can email the Junior League of Troy at

This spring, Junior League of Troy volunteers are planning to donate bookcases full of books and other reading material to the children staying at Vanderheyden Hall in Wynantskill, NY.

The project is part of the charity’s focus on improving childhood literacy in the community and inspiring children to develop a love of reading.

The following reading materials are needed during March – April 2014:


Biographies (Beyonce, Justin Bieber, athletes, Martin Luther King Jr.)

Graphic novels / comic books (Superheros, Marvel, DC) / anime and manga

How-to books (ie. building, card games, cooking, arts and crafts)

Magazines – Oprah, Sports Illustrated, People, Car and Hunting magazines.

Nonfiction books on topics like sports, dogs, horses


Realistic Fiction with African American and/or urban characters

Science Fiction


Popular series books:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Divergent, Harry Potter, High School Musical, Hunger Games,

Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Twilight


Classic books:

Animal Farm, Bud Not Buddy, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird


Books by Specific Authors:

Robert Frost

Abbi Glines

Stephen King

Molly McAdams

Walter Dean Myers

James Patterson

Sofia Paz

Danielle Steele


Picture books on a variety of topics, including:

Animals, biographies, Bratz, cars, dinosaurs, dogs, Dora the Explorer, NASCAR, pop-up books, sports, Sponge Bob and superheroes.


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