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Last week Facebook was all a’buzz over a story of a Alameda County library who threw over 100,000 children’s books into a dumpster. Residents were enraged when they found out many of the books were only a few years old and he thought of such wastefulness did not sit well with the community. The library defended it’s decision, but the result was a pretty interesting dialogue nationwide.
Read the full story HERE.
So what would YOU have done with those 100,000 books? We asked that question to our moms/authors/bloggers in our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Group and the ideas and discussion did not disappoint. Here are some of the highlights:
There were other perspectives as well…and good ones too:
What would you have done with those 100K books? Here are some ideas on book swapping and donating that Jump Into a Book has enjoyed in the past:
1. Save for Book or Treat!
Grab our free Book or Treat Community Kit here.
2. Utilize Events like International Book Giving Day and others to get books into the hands of kids.
3. Donate to important organizations like women’s shelters,schools or Books for Africa.
4. Create a “Friends of the Library” chapter in your community. These chapters work to sell the unwanted books through community book sales and the money goes back into buying new books. What ideas do you have?