by Billy Ray Warren
We have received word from one of “our” schools in the Philippines (the night school that serves students who work during the day to help support their families) that its makeshift library has only one shelf of books. The teacher, who is also the designated librarian, wrote this in a recent email to Pacita and Hugh Walker: “We don’t have a working library, and I see the need for one to help students learn to be adept in a competitive society.” Well, whether it’s to help students compete or simply to enrich their lives, every school needs a library.
Specifically, the teacher/librarian is in need of used books in the fields of science, mathematics and English grammar/composition - as well as novels suitable for students in grades 7-12. She also needs used dictionaries and magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Scientific American, etc.
So, if you have books and magazines in the categories above which you no longer need or want to keep, here’s your chance to donate them to a good cause - and to make a group of students and teachers very happy!
By the way, the teacher/librarian also stated that she plans to recycle tires to make chairs for the library. She said that she knows how to do this. That’s amazing!