Help Papercut Zine Library become a Non-Profit!

For: Papercut Zine Library
Cambridge, MA
Organizer: Mona, Sarah, Des, Kevin, and Breeana
Help Papercut Zine Library become a Non-Profit! (Papercut Zine Library)
$620
of $600 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 21 donors

The Story

Papercut Zine Library is seeking Not For Profit status, and we need your help to make it happen!


While we've completed our NFP filing and are officially "on the books," our work isn't done yet. We need $600 to pay for filing fees and other expenses. Here's where the money goes:


$400: Massachusetts State filing fees

$200+: a new laptop for the library (this is badly needed to re-catalog the collection, enable more volunteers to work in the library, and connect library users with internet access.)


Once our NFP filing is wrapped up, we're looking forward to offering new programming: collaborating with local librarians in training, bringing in local high schoolers for service learning, expanding our open hours, tabling open events, and much more!


Papercut Zine Library is a fully functioning lending library, open to the public. We have over 15,000 zines, independent newspapers, books, magazines, and audio/visual works. The library is run by a non-hierarchical collective of volunteer librarians, out of the Democracy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


PZL first opened its doors in 2005, and we've been connecting the greater Boston community with zines ever since! Run by a non-hierarchical collective of volunteer librarians, we have a lending library of over 15,000 zines, independent newspapers, books, magazines, and audio/visual works.


Here at PZL, we believe zines and the people who make them are powerful. Our collections represent a potent, accessible form of radical self-expression, and a collective sharing of stories, skills, and ideas.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 12, 2018

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Posted on January 12, 2018

Here at PZL we believe in the power of DIY! We appreciate your donations from the bottom of our hearts. If you want to donate but can’t, don’t worry—we want to harness YOUR DIY power!

-donate bookcases or shelving units

-donate or loan waterproof plastic bins (zines will be in storage for a couple of months due to building maintenance)

-volunteer to help re-catalog the library this spring

Let us know at [email protected]! WE CAN DO IT!


Posted on January 12, 2018

UpdateImage

Posted on January 12, 2018

Here at PZL we believe in the power of DIY! We appreciate your donations from the bottom of our hearts. If you want to donate but can’t, don’t worry—we want to harness YOUR DIY power!

-donate bookcases or shelving units

-donate or loan waterproof plastic bins (zines will be in storage for a couple of months due to building maintenance)

-volunteer to help re-catalog the library this spring

Let us know at [email protected]! WE CAN DO IT!


Posted on January 11, 2018

UpdateImage

Posted on January 11, 2018

We're making progress: $180 of $600 donated! Thank you so, SO much to all of you who have donated. Your generosity is helping us make strides!

Are you interested in supporting Papercut, but strapped for cash? There's still an opportunity to pitch in! Email [email protected] if you're interested in:

Donating bookcases: we have a LOT of zines to store! If you have a bookcase or shelving unit in good condition, send us photos and measurements. We'll let you know if it can fit in our reading room.

Volunteering: We need all hands on deck for a re-cataloging project this spring! Exact dates TBD. You'll be fully supported by a trained librarian, who will help you follow an easy cataloging guide! Get in touch if you're interested!

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