"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

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Donate more books & magazines to library

The project:
It seems like we just did this, but our bookshelves are overcrowded so:
today we donated more kids' books, and some grown-up books, to our local libary, plus our regular donation of once-read magazines.

It actually took us more than an hour to do a shelf spring cleaning, the first in several years. The girls and I removed every item from the three-case collection, dusted it down, and reorganized the books and collections for a cleaner look and more accessible collection.

It takes me about 20 minutes to go through our magazine pile, sometimes much longer depending upon how many articles distract me from my chore.

The drop at the library 1 mile from our house only takes about a minute.

Why bother?
Lots of dust, overcrowded shelves, and our tiny library can always use donations - either to include in the collection or to sell at the monthly book sale to raise funds for other library resources (titles they'd prefer, magazines, supplies, etc.). Magazines are sold for a quarter with money raised going directly back to our local branch. Might as well donate our magazines rather then send them to the paper recycler.

Worth it?
Yes! Clean, organized shelves for us; goodies for the library.

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