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Day 3: For Reading Addicts Only

When was the last time you were in your local Public Library? I’m in ours often, sometimes as much as twice a week. I use it for all kinds of services – borrowing books, ( Blogging for Dummies came in very handy over the past month!), dvd’s, story time for my son, a great coffee bar, free wifi, special speakers. The list goes on. The library offers so much for our family that I wanted to feature public libraries as one of my first GIVES. I know you can get just about any book online these days and read them on your IPAD but there is something very special about the feel of the paper under your hands and being able to curl up in bed and fall asleep with a book on your chest ( I have perfected the art of still holding the book up and sleeping ).

Give 3 / Day 3

Today, I made a book donation to the West Vancouver Public Library. I had a few new books that had been sitting untouched for far to long on the book shelf that needed to be put to some good use. If I donated the books to the library I can then borrow them any time and now this also includes anyone else that cares to do so. Books are to be shared, discussed and enjoyed by as many people as possible. The more our children read the more they learn, they more there brains are in use, the more they get to explore the world through their learning.  In turn this the less they watch TV they watch and the less internet searching they do.

Don’t have the time to GIVE today? Let me help you. The Literacy Site makes giving just one click away. Click onto the link I provided and follow the message. For every click they receive on their site sponsors will pay for books for children. 100% of the donation goes to books. We love this. Take 10 seconds and do your GIVE of the day.

I would also like to thank the public library system for all they GIVE to us. It is a gift to have such a resource – not everyone around the world is so fortunate.

P.S. Cost of GIVE – nothing the books were originally gifts. Time commitment: 10 seconds to click on The Literacy site, no time for the book donation at the Library I was returning books at the same time.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)