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Set their minds free...

It is amazing to us, but we have been hearing that Robert Heinlein’s novels are disappearing from library bookshelves. A recent conversation with one of our members indicates the severity of the problem and went something like this:

I was astounded that Space Cadet is not currently available from, a juvenile, great story--and you can’t even buy that for your child/grandchild. Thank goodness I have a copy in my personal library. BUT WHAT IF I HAD TO USE THE PUBLIC LIBRARY?

The first step in the goals of the Library committee is to re-introduce the works of Robert A. Heinlein to everyone, especially children and young adults, by placing his works in libraries where none or very few are currently available.

If a book like Space Cadet or Rocket Ship Galileo is not available to purchase, it becomes even more important for us to determine whether or not Robert A. Heinlein’s novels are available from public and school libraries.

How can I help?

You can donate money to the Heinlein Society via Paypal to buy books to place in libraries.

I want to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Heinlein Society to purchase books for libraries.

Or send a check to:

The Heinlein Society
Libraries Program
3553 Atlantic Avenue, #341
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606

You can introduce yourself to your local librarian and ask if they have Heinlein works, find out if they are favorably disposed to Heinlein or resistant. If favorably disposed, how can we help them? If resistant, how can we change their minds?

You can sign up to donate some of your books to that library. Email us your library information.

You can join in Heinlein panels that are scheduled at upcoming conventions that include discussions of the RAH juveniles. At these conventions we will have resources for librarians and recommendations and information packages for age/interest groups and books, credit vouchers for books, available for purchase.

And, we would be very pleased to see you join us in our monthly action meetings in The Heinlein Readers Group AIM Chat Room held on the first Monday of each month, 10:00 PM EST. We will be building a link soon where you will see what progress has been made and the action items for the next scheduled discussion.  

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A link to the Heinlein Reading Group's virtual meeting place.

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Join us in this great undertaking: Libraries Chair


Donations to libraries in Minnesota and Pennsylvania have placed Heinlein books in small town libraries that lacked them. A large donation to China followed.

Make a donation on behalf of The Heinlein Society to your library of choice:

Heinlein novels recommended for public library donations:

We're recommending a selection of the Heinlein Juveniles for library donations.

Links are to where free shipping is available for most purchases over $25. If you arrange to have send books directly to your library of choice on behalf of the Heinlein Society, please email the Heinlein Society and let us know which books were sent and to which library.

A commission on purchases made through these links goes to the Heinlein Society.

Links are to paperbacks--you can also seek out library editions or school binding editions of these titles (new copies are recommended for donation).

 Red Planet


 Farmer in the Sky


 Tunnel in the Sky


 Citizen of the Galaxy


 Have Space Suit Will Travel


 The Star Beast


 The Menace From Earth


 Starman Jones


 Between Planets



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