Guest Blogger: Klara, my oldest daughter
Every year for our birthdays, my sister and I ask our friends not to give us presents. Each year, we ask our friends to bring something to donate. In the past we have collected books for our school library, school supplies, food drives and pet supplies.
This year I decided to do a book drive for Book Harvest.
A couple weeks before my birthday, we volunteered for Book Harvest.
(My little sister is on the left)
I saw how happy all the parents and kids were to have these books. I know how much I love my books and how important they are to me. I have dyslexia and it took me much longer to learn to read then most of my classmates. I know how reading has changed my life. I also love to have my favorite books by my bed and new ones to read.
I collected about 200 books for Book Harvest. Friends and family members cleaned out their shelves and brought their books to me. My sister and I looked at our own bookshelf and passed on some of our books. We went to the PTA Thrift Store and purchased additional books. I also heard from other friends who dropped off the books at different Book Harvest Collections (one at Flyleaf Books). My Uncle Jimmy said, since he lived in Michigan he would make a donation to his library in honor of my book drive.
If you can, take a couple minutes to look at your own bookshelf. Maybe there are a few books you can donate.
And if you do not have a book to donate but you would like to Book Harvest has a wishlist. The list is on Amazon, but don’t forget you can still buy it locally. Maybe at Flyleaf Books, the Regulator or Letters Bookshop or one of our other local bookstores.