National Library Week in the United States has come and gone, but:
I'd like to challenge all SCAdians who hear this to do an "Alice's Restaurant" on your local library during the next two weeks (until May 9), and we'll see if libraries notice:
Walk in, make a small donation of some sort (books, a little money, even a quarter, whatever), and say that you are a member of SCA and you support libraries.
Drop me a line or comment on my blog (bunnyjadwiga.livejournal.com) to let me know you've done it, if you like. After all, "You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick . . . And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in, giving something, mentioning the SCA and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in, donating, mentioning the SCA and walking out. And friends they may think it's a movement."
And it is. The Alice's Restaurant SCA Library Movement. Care to join me?
-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika firstname.lastname@example.org
As Editor-in-Chief of SCAtoday.net, I second the motion. Libraries today face the greatest challenge in a generation. Tax cuts and recession have led to funding cuts, which in turn lead to cuts in materials and staff budgets. If you love your library and the help and resources they offer you, please be generous, even if it's only the change in your pocket. The staff and the community will thank you for it!
THL Milica of Varna (MKA Katherine Courtney, Audiovisual Librarian, Louisville Public Library).