I love my library. The Friends of the Library have a used bookstore called Twice Sold Tales where everything is only a couple of bucks. So if I can’t find something interesting there, I rent it from the library, though that doesn’t happen to often. Proceeds from the Friends help support the library and traditionally meet any expansion needs.
Our library is heavily used, it has a nice lawn in front and the kids get a lot of help there after school. Because of the budget cuts and California’s inability to spend within its means, they are cutting funding to the libraries and the Friends’ funds are more needed than ever. They are starting to use the funds to help buy books.
So, to help the Friends, I have started sorting the donated books twice a week. I go to the donation bin and figure out what books need to be recycled, brought into the store or packed away for the Memorial Day booksale. It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I can get to paw through the books first and everything to do with my altruistic do-gooder nature. Did I tell you I found a new Nick Bantock book, the infotainment book about the Period Table and the new House of Night last week? Someone already bought them…yea, they went really fast…well, I have to get ready to go sort books. Hope you all have a great weekend!!