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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Help build a school library's collection...

Came across this article today and thought I'd pass it along.  I can't feasibly send anything from here, but I am going to contact their local bookstore about buying the books from them.

 

Link: https://throwingchanclas.com/2016/06/07/just-one-book/

 

The local junior/senior high school has not been able to purchase new books since the 90s. Some of the “check outs” for old books are in the 1980s. There are no books by people of color in the library. Hardly any books by women are in the few book cases except your standard Austen and Lee. It’s an uninviting place. There hasn’t been a librarian for nearly a decade. And volunteers weren’t allowed. The last eight years students couldn’t even check out books.

 

But all that is changing now.

 

It looks like they've gotten a phenomenal response already but can any library have too many books?  (Let's pretend space is infinite...)

 

ETA:  She has many follow up posts with additional information, but I just opened the first one I saw, https://throwingchanclas.com/2016/06/15/just-one-book-updates-and-observations/ and it made me sniffly.  People can be so damn wonderful.

 

I'm still sending some books.