To the Editor:
There is nothing more rewarding than having a book exchange that serves a remote area, or one that is far removed from a library. Chef Bernie's performs such a function. At his restaurant, on the west side of town, Bernie has a "Little Library" set up that is made out of glass and wood and sits on top of the counter for all to see and participate in. Customers can take or leave a book as they please.
I have been happy to participate in this book exchange myself by dropping off books that I'm willing to share with others. But the more people know about this project, the more participation it will stimulate. For example, one of the browsers at my neighbor's garage sale last Saturday, overheard me talking about Bernie's "Little Library" and immediately offered to give me all of the books in his truck. (There were 4 big boxes of them.) Then, when my husband returned from his trip to Dallas, Texas, last week, he brought back a big box of children's books that the grandkids were more than happy to share with the kids in our Four Corners region. Others have responded in kind, but many more people would donate and participate in this worthwhile reading project if only they knew about it. So, please help get the word out and enjoy, or let others enjoy a fabulous book.