Sunday, December 31, 2006


Minus 12 or 2000 or something. Oh, how the short, sweet summer has softened us up! Still, we did the rounds, lending books to 24 kids and 5 adults.

Since starting a little more than 3 years ago, we've travelled 470 km and lent 12,686 books. With a 20% loss rate, we've had more than 10,000 books returned. Mark that: no cards, no i.d., no deadlines, no fines, no fear, no suspended privileges or collections crap, and yet 10,000 books were returned in good condition.

Tell me again about how kids don't like to read. Tell me again about how today's parents don't value literacy and books. Tell me, because where I live and work they wait and watch for us, no matter what the weather.

All it takes is the doing.

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