Wednesday, March 3, 2010
In Which I Donate
Today, I donated the following books:
The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Stella Zeises
Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn
Dream Life by Lauren Mechling
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Ever Breath by Julianna Baggott
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
The library in my local town has always been extremely small, without the added benefit of a generous town budget towards investing in teens' interests like the public library in the next, more working-class town over has. I've found that most of the books I requested via interlibrary loan tend to come from outside my own public library; mine is unable to buy very many new releases, a shock to me after over a decade of being spoiled by the gorgeous and extensive library in my hometown. Now, with all the access I've been getting to new books and book-loving people, I cherish any opportunity I get to give someone else--a version of a younger me, perhaps?--the joy of finding new and varied reads to get lost in.
So I encourage you to do the same! It's super easy to do: here's no need to keep a book around if you think you won't read it again, learn from it, or care about it. Not even if you received a signed copy of a book, for example. I'm much happier knowing that these books will be available for other readers to love. It's a good feeling, and really builds a sense of community between readers, bloggers, and libraries that I'd like to see and help grow in the future. Try it out for yourself!