"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places youll go."
The recent AAUW annual used book sale, held Oct. 23-26 in the Northland Mall, proved to be a great source of books to restock the library. Most all books were sold for only $1.
Another good source of reasonably priced books is Better World Books. Better World Books is a self-sustaining, for-profit social venture whose mission is to capitalize on the value of the book to fund literacy initiatives locally, nationally and around the world. They partner with nearly 3,100 libraries and over 1800 college campuses across the U.S. and Canada, collecting unwanted textbooks and library discards in support of non-profit literacy programs. across the At the top of the home page, a coninually updated tally proclaims that as of late October over 15 million books have been donated, over 152 million books have been reused and recycled, and nearly $15 million have been raised for literacy and libraries. Every time you purchase a book from BetterWorldBooks.com, they donate a book to someone in need through hundreds of non-profit organizations. Books for Africa and Feed the Children partner with them to take large numbers of donated books and get them to people who need them. The website even shows how many books individual customers have donated. When I login the site reports I have "donated" 192 books to date through my purchases.
Recent additions to the Little Free Library:
Over in the Meadow by Jane Cabrera
Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro
Eyewitness Pond & River
Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane by Susan Korman
Tuesday by David Wiesner
Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs by Jui Barrett
Stone Soup by Ann McGovern
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Witch Hazel by Alice Schertle
Can You Find Me? A Book About Animal Camouflage by Jennifer Dewey
Clifford Makes a Friend by Norman Bidwell
Little Black, A Pony by Walter Farley
Dr. Suess's ABC
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
A wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Kids Cooking: A Very Slightly Messy Manual by the editors of Klutz Press
Grow it Again by Elizabeth MacLeod
Birds of North America by Chandler S. Robbins, Bertel Bruun, and Herbert S. Zim
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht
The Official Outdoor Wisconsin Cookbook by Dan Small & Nancy Frank
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
The first book I read from the books added to the Little Free Library:
Bed & Breakfast by Lois Battle (set in the Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina where my folks settled for their retirement years)
“Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”
~Edwin Percy Whipple