Transformation, Trust, and Transparency; SSP 45th Annual Meeting, May 31 - June 2, 2023, Portland, Oregon

Community Project

Making a Difference

At this year’s Annual Meeting, SSP is supporting local Portland non-profit Street Books

What is Street Books?

Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside in Portland. Street Books librarians set up shifts around the city of Portland at the same time and place each week. Patrons are issued an official Street Books library card without being required to show proof of address or identification. If they don’t cross paths with patrons again, there are no fees or fines, and folks are encouraged to pass the books on to others who will enjoy them. Learn more at:

How you can help!  

Please bring new or used paperback books in the following genres to donate to Street Books at the Annual Meeting.  NOTE: Hardback books are not accepted!  

  • Fiction—literary, westerns, science fiction, horror and thrillers.
  • Work by underrepresented writers—books by BIPOC and LGBT writers. 
  • Nonfiction including history, spirituality, self-help, wilderness survival, foraging, herbal guides, etc. 
  • Spanish language—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s books.

Street Books also accepts donations of new or gently used reading glasses. 

If you or your organization would like to ship books directly to Street Books ahead of the meeting, please contact us to learn more.