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The BG Library held a very successful “Weeds” sale with over $200.00 raised for the library in Isimani. Thank you to everyone who either shopped or contributed! Pastor Msungu is excited about this new venture. A room in the church compound has been designated for the books, and a young man has volunteered to be their new librarian. What happens now is that Sappy Lugalla will coordinate with the Christian bookstore in Dar es Salaam to put together a suitable selection of books in English and Swahili for Isimani children. This is exciting!
You may be curious about what happens now to unsold books. The Library Team is in consultation with a second-hand book dealer whose profits benefit still more charities. Eventually, whatever doesn’t get sold will be placed in one of those book donation boxes you see in shopping mall parking lots, and those books are shipped via container ships…to Africa! A year ago, when I was asked to make an inventory of the University of Iringa Library, I found six boxes of similar shipments, simply waiting to be sorted and shelved. The take-away lesson: one way or another, you’re helping Tanzanian literacy!