Sunday, November 13, 2011

Something Really Cool To Do With Your Used Books

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If your like me you have TONS of books lying around. I am kind of a book hoarder. Most anything else I am more than happy to pack off and ship to the Salvation Army or any other place that will take my clutter. Books though hold a sacred place in my heart. 

There are some things that can make even this book hoarder relinquish her impressive supply. Hubs dear little brother is a sweet, sweet boy. He would give you the very shirt off this back. Unfortunately, he ran into some trouble and is serving a pretty long sentence in prison.

We miss little brother very much. When we talk with him one of his common complaints is the lack of reading material in the prison library. Little brother wants to change his life. He wants to learn things so that he can leave the system with direction and knowledge. Unfortunately, Hubs and I are not allowed to send him books.  

By the grace of God I got an email from one of the ladies in my homeschooling group. The email put a call out for paperback books to stock prison libraries! The program is currently in need of paperbacks in the following categories:

How to books (woodworking, plumbing, gardening, car mechanics, small motor repair, etc.)
GED prep
Drawing or art
Personal finance or starting a business
Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English)
Spanish textbooks
Atlases and almanacs
American Indians, Mayans, Aztecs
African-American, Latin American or classical (Roman, Greek) history
If you could find it in your heart to help those who are at their very lowest by giving them the gift of knowledge you can send your paperback books here:
Ashunda Norris
3506 Heidi Lane
Springdale, MD 20774
Thank you all so much for such a fantastic act of kindness! 


  1. Now this is a WONDERFUL Project! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. This is a fantastic idea! How about Bibles?

  3. Thank you for sharing. I will have to pry a few out of my hands. I also hoard books. My husband on the other hand would pack them all up and ship them out with out a second thought.

  4. What a great thing to do with books we no longer need. Thanks!!

  5. nice project! why can't you send him books directly, tho? seems silly

  6. Like you I'm a real book hoarder myself. My wife has to convince me to get rid of the books I buy after I'm finished with them. I'm going to see if I can find some of these books and send them off to her.

  7. Hi there, I am your newest GFC and Facebook follower stopping by from the Helicopter Mom Hop. I would love a follow back.

  8. So Cool! Thanks for sharing and for blessing me! May the Lord bless you abundantly:).

  9. What a wonderful program! I've heard that those who really want to change their lives truly can leave those walls and become a new person...I truly hope that the books donated allow those men to do so.

  10. I'd never thought of's a great way to share! Thanks for the info.