A New Month, A New Charity!

The first time I walked into my Public Library, I was really excited. They always have great displays outside. I could already smell the crisp paper inside each and every book, old or new.

When I first walked in, I could see books that were recommended inside a bin. I could see the check out register.

As I ventured to the kid’s section of the library, I saw people looking for movies, on the libraries computers and studying. Then I knew that I had hit the jackpot, BOOKS GALORE!

The whole back end of the Library was kids books. magazines, picture books, videos, tape books, chapter books and more. About every type of book you could think of was there.  Eventually, this became one of my favorite places to be.

Yesterday I called the library to ask if they take book donations. As many of you know, many libraries are in need of books or are underfunded. So, because I think that my library is really great, I want to turn my library into my charitiy for this month.

I think that it would be really cool if I started a book drive. For this month, I am going to turn my book drive into a neighborhood book drive. What I will do is make fliers requesting book donations and tommorrow I am going to distribute them on my neighboring streets. Later on, I will collect books with my sister using my wagon. Then, I’m going to donate them to my public library! If you know me and have books to donate, please let me know! You can also donate them to you OWN library–just call to see if they accept donations!

The person who donates the most books this month will win a twenty dollar donation to the charity of his or her choice! Please email me or leave a comment to let me know what you do to help libraries!

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6 Responses

  1. This is a GREAT idea. Libraries are really desperate for help, as funds keep getting cut.

  2. wow! Great idea…maybe instead of a yard sale I can do a charity for a girl in Malawi, Africa what me and my family sponser! Or a yard sale to make money for her!!!

    I love your ideas and I hope you’ll keep this blog going…

    ~Mika~

  3. I donate to school libraries. I had books from when I was little, and I wanted to share my favorites with other kids. Our school librarian was VERY pleased, and she told me the kids loved them.

    Are you accepting kids’ books only or all kinds of books for your local library?

  4. This is a great idea! It is a way that almost anyone can participate. I suspect even those who would not donate 10 cents would be willing to find books that the library can put to good use. I am going to find some books to donate to my local library. Thanks for the idea and motivation.

  5. This is a great idea. I have a hard time letting go of my books (I am an English teacher and a big-time reader), but this weekend I combed through my library and found some that I could pass on. I didn’t know how I wanted to pass them on until I read this post.

    Great blog!

  6. Unicef is working on a drink1give10project. If you are interested, go check out the website, http://drink1give10.com. There is another sub program that some athletes joined. For example, Volvic donates money to Unicef for every point Tennis players received in a match. quite fun, actually.

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