After seeing too many shivering children, staff at Rosedale Neighborhood Library are collecting coats and other cold-weather gear.
The library will kick off its first-ever winter clothing drive on Saturday to help needy kids at the nearby D.C. General homeless shelter and elsewhere.
Branch Manager Eboni Henry said she and her staff were inspired to act after they saw children wearing light jackets last winter after temperatures dropped below freezing.
Employees of the 1701 Gales St. NE library, which opened two years ago, hold reading programs at D.C. General several times a month.
The library will collect new or lightly used coats, hats, scarves and gloves through Nov. 20. Drop-offs can be made anytime during the library’s business hours. A tax receipt will be provided.