"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Friday, February 20, 2009

Donating Children's Books to the Library

Last month, it was magazines. This year, our library benefits from our bookshelf sorting project.

The project:
Donate children's books our kids have outgrown.

45 minutes to go through bookshelf, minutes to drop at library.

Why bother?
Some people say books should never leave your home. While there are some to which we've grown very attached, the girls are outgrowing their board books and some of the early readers they've read 'til they're memorized. The girls helped me sort out their overstuffed bookshelf to pass some on to our local library, which may either put them into circulation or sell them at one of their regular Friends of the Library book sales, the proceeds from which fund library acquisitions.

Worth it?
Absolutely! The library benefits from our well-tended books. We have room to put the remainder of the books away properly.

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