Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Dewey Tree Donation Project - EVENT

Hosted by Lisa Roe at Online Publicist

Now until January 4th 2010

Lisa Roe from Online Publicist is hosting an event in honor of Dewey (Hidden Side of a Leaf) who passed away unexpectedly last year. Lisa writes:

She [Dewey] loved reading. She loved books. She supported Banned Books Week and believed everyone had the right to reading. 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.

Here's how it works:
  • 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, 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 Lisa (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!
Participants have until January 4th to get their photos to Lisa...and there will be a give-away to three lucky winners- handmade totes by Lisa!

Learn more and get involved by visiting Lisa's post about the event.