Thursday, May 30, 2013

They Grow Up So Fast

Cliche, I know.
But I'm not talking about kids.
Our library project, Biblioteca Comunitaria Dr. William House, has decided to grow out of its space before we've even moved in. Parents of wee ones know all too well: better get them into that cute outfit from Aunt Mildred before she grows out--oh, dangit! Kid is already too chubby. And so is the library. While the hunt continues for a home, supporters continue to offer up books, supplies and time to open the doors (where the doors are, we're not entirely sure). It has become so much more than one community's project. Over 200 people from 14 different countries have contributed money, time, supplies, and books. 'Tis a beautifully diverse and unified effort. And also means that we are now looking for a larger space than we'd planned at the outset. Dream bigger!
In the meantime, we have been organizing and cataloguing and cleaning and covering and repairing and peeling stickers and placing stickers on all of these BOOKS! It would be a huge fib if I told you we weren't reading them as we went.
You can follow our entry progress on Library Thing. This is us:

That list will continue to grow in coming weeks as the barrels and boxes arrive. If any of you have a few days to come help out, come on down! Mango season is upon us, after all. And we might just have a good book to read for a short break hammock-side.

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