Sunday Salon: Books for Libraries…and some for me, too!

It’s time to help out a couple of needy libraries–the (almost) annual Dewey Donation System Book Drive is on!

The Dewey Donation System is the charitable baby of author Pamela Ribon, who was first inspired to help the cash-strapped Oakland Public Library in 2003, and longtime Internet citizen David T. Cole, co-founder of Television Without Pity. There has been a drive almost every year since then to benefit struggling libraries and children’s programs in various US cities and around the world–you can read the entire history on Dewey’s site.

This year’s drive is, once again, for two programs:
The Taw Saeng ministry to displaced children in Thailand
The Washington DC Public Library’s STAR literacy program

You can help either–or both–of these programs by donating books from their Amazon wish lists or making a cash gift. The links above will tell you exactly how to do it.

I’ve supported Dewey before, and when I did it this year–I donated four books to DC Star–I got the cool graphic I’m displaying in this post. I hope you’ll be cool like that and donate too!

And speaking of buying books…it’s Easter, which means MY LENTEN BOOK-BUYING BAN IS OVER! And I DIDN’T CRACK this year! So…tell me a book I should buy now (e-book or trade paperback–I’m still not going to buy hardcovers)!

In the meantime, I don’t have a heavy “required reading” agenda for the next few weeks, so I’m trying to decide which of the e-books that are already downloaded on my iPad I should read next. They’re a mix of fiction and nonfiction, and I could go either way. Care to weigh in? Just mark your recommendation on the embedded form at the end of this post!

The Sunday


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