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Monday, February 6, 2012

A Friend of Our Library

In the year we had the IMLS grant, we added a lot of books. But not all of them were purchased with grant funds. Very early in that process, a couple of retired librarians in Santa Fe who knew about our library shopped for children's picture books and sent them to us. In the spring of 2008, along came a box of about 50 beautiful books, almost all culture- and native-related titles. And they kept us in mind for the next couple of years. Now and again, another box would come in the mail. Everywhere they traveled they kept their eye out for books for us. Altogether they gave us 107 shiny new children's books.

At the time, they wanted the donation to be anonymous. But one of them has recently passed away. She never met us or saw our library, but she was our good friend, and we are grateful to her memory. Thank you, Mary Grathwol.

Here are the covers of the 107 books Mary and her sister donated to Lower Elwha. Click for larger image, and ask Jim if there are any of these books you would like to see. Or just come take a look at the children's culture books shelves: