Pack the Backpack

The Friends of the Amherst Public Library will be in the library parking lot with the Amherst Police Department and Amherst Fire Department on Wednesday, August 17th from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. to collect school supplies to benefit students in Amherst Exempted Village Schools and Firelands Local Schools. 

Not sure what to donate? The Friends of the Library have provided a list of suggested items based on school supply lists: 

Elmers white glue, 4 oz
Glue sticks, 77 oz
Erasers, pink
Crayola crayons, boxes of 24
Colored pencils, package of 12 with sharpeners
Crayola markers, eight washable
Markers, boxes of eight, blunt tip
Markers, black, dry erase
Highlighters, yellow
Pencils, number two,Ticonderoga brand, pre-sharpened, boxes of 24
Pens, red
Laddie pencils with erasers
Composition notebooks, regular ruled-paper
Binders with clear fronts, 1 inch
Folders, 2 pocket, three pronged, orange
Sheet protectors, three hole
Composition book
Notebook paper, looseleaf
Notecards, regular size
Scissors 5 inch blunt tip
Play-Doh, four packs, 4 ounces each
Earbuds/headphones
Disinfecting wipes, like Clorox
Tissues, like Kleenex
Ziploc gallon bags
Ziploc quart bags
Brown lunch bags

Please call the library at 440-988-4230 with any questions.