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Library Project Announcement
March 14 marks the ninth anniversary of founding of Wordsmith.org. A big thank you to all of you for being a part of this passionate community of wordlovers. You are what makes this whole endeavor worthwhile.
Today is an opportune day to announce a new initiative: the Wordlovers' Library Project. My book A Word A Day has been well received and I feel grateful for it. Recently the following message came from a woman in South Africa:
To: Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
Subject: A Word A Day book
Unfortunately books cost so much in South Africa that when I went to buy AWAD I reluctantly put it back on the shelf.
That has prompted us to initiate this project: to give away a copy of the book to each library or school that wants it but whose budget does not allow for the purchase.
For a start, we are aiming to ship one copy of the book every day to a library or school in one of many different parts of the world. If you would like to recommend a library or school to receive the book, please send a library nomination.
If you would like to assist this project, please drop us a line at wordsATwordsmith.org. We'll keep updates about it here.
We thank the Harnisch Family Foundation for their generous underwriting of this project. Here is their message:
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. -Jorge Luis Borges, writer (1899-1986)