Village Books is hosting a Book Appeal for the Whatcom Middle School library. in order to replenish and restore their inventory. It's in full swing right now - and if ever you've wanted a chance to get kids to read more, this is a good opportunity to do it. Over 500 books have been purchased and donated (and yes, that includes my own donation) - so if you're local to the area, drop in and see if there's a book you loved as a child the joy of which you might want to pass on to some other child growing up right now who might never have crossed paths with it. Donate a classic, or donate a brand new hot-off-the-shelf book - whatever takes your fancy. Kids need to read.
This is just a Good Thing to Do. So - if you're able - consider this a Christmas present to children you've never met.
Just thought I'd put the word out.