Have you heard about The Dewey Donation System? It’s an online library fund-raising drive that helps raise cash money and books for libraries in need across the United States. They’ve just launched their 2010 initiative to help a community-run library in Baltimore called Village Learning Place.
Village Learning Place has a remarkable story. They’re a non-profit, community-run library, learning center, and garden that used to operate as a branch of the Baltimore public library system. When the City announced its demise, the community fought against the shutdown, hard. They lost the library but won the use of of the building and have since gone on to run it all themselves according to the needs of their diverse community.
Of course, all of this takes money. And books. Knowing how much I love Baltimore, books, and gardening, my friend Dave, one of the Dewey Donation System’s founders, has asked if I would reach out to the You Grow Girl community for help with the Gardening Book portion of the drive.
If you do donate you can post about it here or over at the Dewey site. Hooray for libraries!