After Ferguson area schools announced they would be closed Tuesday in anticipation of the grand jury decision on Officer Darren Wilson, Ferguson Library announced that it would be open and available to students, staff, and other community members.
Almost immediately, inspired Twitter users sprung into action posting the link to the library's homepage where people could donate.
Then, in the hours after the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, Ferguson Library received a flood of tweets requesting book and monetary donations for their facility.
Author Neil Gaiman and the Reading Rainbow account both tweeted their support for the campaign.
Other authors, like John Green, chose to retweet others in support of donating to Ferguson Library.