Friday, December 4, 2009

The Dewey Tree Book Drive - Update 12-14-09

Lisa at Online Publicist is organizing a book drive in memory of a fellow book blogger known simply as Dewey. I did not know Dewey personally, but I do know that she loved books and touched the lives of many. 
Here is what Lisa has to say about Dewey, and The Dewey Tree instructions.

As I write this, I think of a favorite blogger who passed away this time last year. Her spirit lives on in the Dewey Read-a-Thon, Weekly Geeks, and The Bookworms Carnival. She loved reading. She loved books. She supported Banned Books Week and believed everyone had the right to reading material. In her honor, I'm calling this donation project The Dewey Tree. It's a little bit The Giving Tree, a little bit Dewey, a little bit charity.

Here's what you do:

  •  Gather up the books you can live without. It can be 4 books, 10 books, or 20 books!

  • Find a worthy group you would like to donate your overflow books to. It can be your local library, a literacy campaign (mine will go to the literacy center I volunteer for), or overseas. There's a great list of book donation sites here on the ALA. Find a charity that speaks to you!

  • Then take a picture of your donation and email it to me (onlinepublicist [AT] gmail [DOT] com). It can be a pic of the mailing label on your package, one of your kids giving a box of books to a librarian, or you handing books over to your literacy center. Be creative and have fun!

I will accept pics (and will post favorites) until January 4, 2010. At that time, I will enter the names of all who sent donation pics into and choose three. Those three winners will receive custom made totes from me! I will email you pics of my available fabric and have you build one you like. The pic above is of two I made recently.

In the next (3) weeks, I am planning on gathering up 10 to 15 books, and donating them to either the Public Library's On-Going Book Sale, or our local Senior Center (depending on the titles, I end up choosing).

If you'd like to do something similar, feel free to copy the info above, and post about it on your blog.


12/14/09 - Here is the stack of books that I selected and dropped off at our library today for the on going book sale. (I've only read about 5 of these, but the other 19, were books that I was no longer interested in reading----"why did I ever buy them in the first place, you ask"?  "they were on sale at a book sale"...LOL

Hopefully someone else will enjoy these?


  1. Love this idea!! I will participate too!!

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  3. This is a fantastic idea! Thank you for posting this Diane. I have plenty of books to share with others and I was wondering how & where to donate them. This is a perfect idea. I'll go to Lisa's site and thank her too. Now to decide where to donate my books :o)

    ~ Amy

  4. What a great idea to honor a book blogger! Thank you for posting about it ~

  5. Thanks so much for the support of the Dewey Tree project! The passion and enthusiasm everyone has displayed is overwhelming. :-)

  6. This sounds like such a great idea, thanks for posting about it!


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