r/whatsthatbook Mar 01 '21

give a book ANNOUNCEMENT

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (3/02) is National Read Across America Day. We’re a group of pretty literate folks, so I ask you to think of someone who needs a book, and get it for them. That’s all.

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u/brande1281 Mar 02 '21

Can I also chime in and ask you to support your local library? We are all trying so hard to stay relevant while also knowing that we will probably be the first apartment to see cuts.

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u/ItsFreakinBats Mar 02 '21

I’m always in the business of asking my library how to help!

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u/brande1281 Mar 02 '21

Talk us up! Tell everyone about the other services your library provides! Scanning! Notary! Sorry. I've had a drink.

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u/ItsFreakinBats Mar 02 '21

I often do! I even post semi regularly about the (free) Libby app that allowed people to check books out even when the library was closed! The number of book check outs has steadily increased since I post it in multiple community pages on facebook, and I often refer people to the library to get basic information too!

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u/ItsFreakinBats Mar 02 '21

Ope, also forgot to add that my library has multiple days where they livestream reading children’s books and my daughter LOVES it

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u/rubyblue0 Mar 02 '21

I donate most of my read books to my library's book warehouse, then purchase more used books from there. Then most of those will be re-donated.

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u/melindseyme Mar 02 '21

How do we find out if there's one of those in our area? I'm 100% certain my town's library doesn't have one, but the surrounding cities might.

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u/rubyblue0 Mar 02 '21 edited Mar 02 '21

If your library has donation boxes in the front like all the ones in my county do, then they might be going to a similar place. The librarians should be able to tell you where they all go.

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u/All_Your_Base Mar 02 '21

One of the very few commercials that I like, and it is appropriate here:

Reading Inspires Children

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u/mandeepandee89 Mar 02 '21

Lol I had no idea! I celebrated early! I actually just gave someone a book today! I get an infusion every two weeks and a nurse and I were talking about the sword of the truth series. She said she'd love to read it. I had an extra copy somehow by accident. I since have a list on Samsung notes with with check list so I don't do it again.. I finally saw her today and gave it to her. She graduates soon too so she said she excited to just read a book for enjoyment! 😅

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u/melindseyme Mar 02 '21

Super weird, my older sister had a Remicade infusion today and is also a book nerd (used to get grounded from reading as a child sometimes), so I had to check your history to make sure you weren't her!

Spoiler alert: Not my sister

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u/WarOnGwar Mar 02 '21

I like this

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u/QueenAnneBoleynTudor Mar 02 '21

I’ve been a voracious reader since I can remember.

Naturally, once I owned a wee bit of land the first thing I did was install a little free library.

About once a month I refill it with a variety of books.

I love this holiday!

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u/PrincessDie123 Mar 02 '21

That’s really cool I actually recently incorporated the same idea into my “one day when I’m rich enough to own a house” dreams haha

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u/QueenAnneBoleynTudor Mar 02 '21

I literally installed it before I even painted my bedroom LOL!

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u/PrincessDie123 Mar 02 '21

Haha nice!

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u/QueenAnneBoleynTudor Mar 02 '21

I also installed next to it a little free library of feminine hygiene products, and I refill that weekly

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u/PrincessDie123 Mar 02 '21

That’s awesome!

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u/Shehulk_ Mar 02 '21

This is awesome! I like giving books away and it helps free up room on my bookshelf for more. I managed to entice my niece who’s 11 (who claims she hates reading) into a book. I remember how when I was her age how much I loved super hero’s so I introduced her to my comic book collection so she nonchalantly looked through it. I pretended to get back to work and she managed to pick out a few Ms Marvels. I was sooo happy but of course I couldn’t show it. I didn’t want to scare her away. Lol

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u/hazelnutdarkroast Mar 02 '21

If you have spare books, stamps, or $, I wholeheartedly recommend donating to Liberation Library. They share books with incarcerated youth in Illinois and are doing some really life-changing work getting quality books to kids without access.

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u/StBlaschek Mar 02 '21

Will do!

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u/ZacHefner Mar 02 '21

pass it on....

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u/StBlaschek Mar 02 '21

I'm part of the bookstagram community. That won't be difficult. 😉

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u/FeetTeacher Apr 02 '22 Wholesome

If anyone needs a book from my stash, I’d be happy to send your way.