Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Dewey Tree

Lisa Roe, the OnlinePublicist, has a new project that honors the memory of our book blogger friend Dewey.  I think it's a great idea, and so I want to share it with you.  Here's part of what Lisa wrote:

As I write this, I think of a favorite blogger who passed away this time last year. Her spirit lives on in the Dewey Read-a-Thon, Weekly Geeks, and The Bookworms Carnival. She loved reading. She loved books. She supported Banned Books Week and believed everyone had the right to reading material. In her honor, I'm calling this donation project The Dewey Tree. It's a little bit The Giving Tree, a little bit Dewey, a little bit charity. :-D

Here's what you do:
*Gather up the books you can live without. It can be 4 books, 10 books, or 20 books!
*Find a worthy group you would like to donate your overflow books to. It can be your local library, a literacy campaign (mine will go to the literacy center I volunteer for), or overseas. There's a great list of book donation sites here on the ALA. Find a charity that speaks to you!
*Then take a picture of your donation and email it to me (onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com). It can be a pic of the mailing label on your package, one of your kids giving a box of books to a librarian, or you handing books over to your literacy center. Be creative and have fun!

I will accept pics (and will post favorites) until January 4, 2010. At that time, I will enter the names of all who sent donation pics into Random.org and choose three. Those three winners will receive custom made totes from me! I will email you pics of my available fabric and have you build one you like.
When you go to Lisa's site, you can get a copy of the nifty button for your own blog. I plan to donate some books to my local library.

2 comments:

OnlinePublicist said...

Thanks so much for supporting the project, Bonnie! I really appreciate your help in spreading the word. :-)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Dewey drew a cat

Do you remember the kitten I named Dickens a couple of years ago? Read this:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/what-dickens.html

And this post about the kitten, in which Dewey and I carried on a conversation about cats:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2008/07/speaking-of-cats.html

It's spooky to read that July 2008 conversation with Dewey, because she said her cat may not want to sit in her lap until November (because of the heat), and that would make it November of 2008, the month when Dewey died.