Giving the Gift of Reading in Lampasas

This year, Lampasas Public Library offered their patrons the opportunity to Give the Gift of Reading. Bundles of 3 like-new or large print books were available for $5, and they sold 40 bundles in about 2 weeks. The library also donated some bundles. Here is a photo of some of the book bundles that were donated to the 3 local nursing homes.

Nursing home books - Give the Gift of Reading Dec 2013

The books had gift tags on them so the purchaser could write which nursing home to which the books would be sent, as well as who the gift was from. This was so well-received that they will likely do it again next year. The nursing home residents who saw the books were very excited, as were the staff.

This is such a wonderful idea and way for the library to be involved in the community. Fantastic idea Lampasas! Thanks for sharing!