Ah Facebook. Sometimes you make life painful (Farmville updates, 8 million invitations to events I’m never going to attend, uncomfortable friend requests, etc) but sometimes you make new awesomeness possible. Case in point: New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery “asked her readers to nominate their favorite library to win a free copy of one of her books. A fan of Mallery’s Facebook page nominated the Louisville Free Public Library and told Mallery about the flood damage the library had suffered on August 4 of last year.” That information inspired Mallery to donate books and cash as well as encouraging all of her fans to donate books to the library as well.
“As soon as I heard that the library had lost 50,000 books to the flood, I felt compelled to help,” Mallery says. “When I was a child, librarians fostered a love of reading in me and guided me to books that surprised me, educated me, enthralled me and, book by book, expanded my concept of the world. Because of libraries, I am a writer.”
So this begs the question: is it time for us to step up with another book drive to support the Louisville Free Public Library? Our book drive last year was a smashing success, the LFPL got nearly 200 new books thanks to awesome people who bought books fromLFPL’s Amazon wishlist.
I think it’s time for another book drive. What say you?