Library budgets are always tight and libraries without a librarian aren't as shocking as they once were. A tiny town in California that had long since given up on libraries, librarians and access to books has started an exciting project called Just.One.Book.
Can you help? Here's what they need.
We need racially diverse books. We need graphic novels. We need women’s studies. We need science. We need series. We need film. We need comics. We need music. We need biographies of important people. Looking for Young Adult. Classics. We want zines! Contemporary. Poetry. Everything that would make a difference in a young person’s life. Writers send us YOUR BOOK. We have many non-readers who we’d love to turn on to reading. We need a way to take this tiny area and bring it into the 21 century. We have a whole bunch of kids who don’t like to read because all they’ve ever been given is things that are either dull , dated, or dumbed down.Read the post that started the JUST. ONE. BOOK project on the Throwing Chanclas blog. You can find updates like Just.Two.Bookstores where your money supports local independent booksellers.
To donate your one book, visit the school's Amazon Wishlist.
7/18/16 - An update - JUST. ONE. BOOK. ONE MONTH IN.