At a recent HS Speech & Debate competition, I spoke with a fellow judge ... who just happens to be the librarian for our high school. So, we had wonderful discussion about BOOKS of course ... what else would we talk about?
"It must be so much fun picking out the novels for the library," I said.
She kinda scrunched her face and nodded. And, I thought that was a VERY non-excited reaction!! So, I asked another question!
"Do you have a significant budget for purchasing books for the library?"
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"I have a minimal budget for textbooks, and I have a zero budget for everything else, fiction and non-fiction."
"Are you kidding me? You're a high school library! Those kids need interesting books to read!!"
"I know," the librarian said. "The only way we are able to add books is through my own fundraising efforts, donations, and Eagle Scout projects."
Little-old-head-in-the-sand ME had NO idea.
Here's my question for you ... how can I rally blog readers and the writerly community to donate some books or money to help out this one (gotta start somewhere with something doable) library?
What are your suggestions for organizing, starting, and promoting this effort?
Help me figure this thing out ... and there might even be a cupcake (virtual of course) in it for you!!