Saturday, January 24, 2009
I brought Jim a number of books this week. He has a pile of paperbacks featuring the Navy Seals. And, right now he's reading Larry Bond's The Enemy Within.
But, I didn't bring anything home for myself. Instead, I took them a gift, and I'm getting ready to take another one. When I saw Donis Casey, I bought a copy of her latest book, The Sky Took Him, for the library. We're going through a tough economy, and libraries throughout the country are hurting. I'm "gifting" my library with books. I just finished a book designed for tweens, ages 12-15. My review
of L.S. Cauldwell's The Golden Treasure, the first Anna-Mae mystery, will appear on my blog sometime in the next week. The book will also be given to the library next week.
What do you do with books you've read once, and don't want to keep? Will your public library accept gifts for the library? Or, do they need them for their library book sales, to raise more money for the library? I do understand that some libraries won't accept gifts. There is a great deal of time and money involved in adding books to a collection. My library is grateful for the gifts, so I can pass on a treasure now and then.
Library Loot isn't always what I bring home from the library. Sometimes, it's treasures I can give to the library.