Saturday, June 27, 2015

Books in Hospital Waiting Room

Shelf Awareness

Mercy Hospital's John Kalinowski and Tom McDonnell (r.) director of Dog Ears Bookstore, stock bookshelves in the hospital waiting room. (photo: Joe Kirchmyer)
A partnership between Dog Ears Bookstore & Café and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, N.Y., "has resulted in numerous books being delivered to the hospital's Margaret L. Wendt Family Center waiting room," with the first delivery of approximately 50 new books occurring June 12, Buffalo Scoop reported.

"Mercy Hospital officials were looking to create a partnership with a local nonprofit organization that could help further their mission while keeping in mind the comfort and needs of their patients and the patients' families," said Thomas McDonnell, director of the nonprofit bookstore. "We are thrilled to be part of this literacy endeavor and we hope to provide books for additional waiting rooms within the hospital in the near future

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