Online Publicist, said it best. This season it seems that everyone is in some kind of slump, be it being behind on reviews, having too much shopping to do, or just feeling overwhelmed with life. There has to be some kind of pick me up, and Online Publicist came up with an amazing one.
The Dewey Tree, is a project for the month of December, where you take all of the books you can live without, or books you just don't want anymore, and donate them to someone who could use them. Literary Programs, your local library, woman's shelter, where ever you can think of.
The Dewey Tree is in memory of a blogger who passed away this time last year. Dewey's memory lives on in the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, The Bookworm Carnival, and Weekly Geeks, and now this. This is a wonderful tribute to her memory. I wish I had a chance to get to know Dewey before she passed. I'm just glad I can help maintain her memory, and love of reading and blogging.
This next little bit is taken directly from Online Publicist's blog on what the rules and such are for this project:
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 Random.org 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.
I am donating my books to my local womans shelter, and giving some to Drea from Book Blather to give to a friend of hers who works with underprivileged teens.
Also, if you participate in The Dewey Tree project, and enter any contest I host here at Find the Time to Read you will get an extra 5 entries.