Library asking for backpack donations

Photo courtesy of Alta Beatham Harding

Join friends and coworkers to help insure all our neighbors stay warm this winter. Bring a gender-neutral backpack to any Dallas Public Library location. Fill the backpack with items that can be hard for our homeless neighbors to get but crucial to staying healthy as the winter gets colder. Please collect or fill adult backpacks with: gloves, winter hat, rain poncho, socks, scarf, fleece or wool blanket, deck of playing cards, water bottle, notes of encouragement and travel size toiletries. Don’t have time to collect supplies? Make a monetary donation! We can save money purchasing bulk items to complete backpacks. Visit the Friends of the Dallas Public Library website to donate online ( Have questions? Contact Heather Lowe, adult services administrator at 214-670-1635 or [email protected]. — From Staff Reports