Get some books
Get some place to put the books
Invite people to borrow and return the books
For the record. I have exactly zero experience in library science and I am likely going about this all wrong. What I do have is an idea and belief that the best way to combat inaction is to take action. In the past week or so since America started to come to grips with racism collectively lists of books about racism and the black experience started popping up into my news feed. “Top Ten Books On Race” or “30 Books that will help your kids learn about blacks” (I’m making these up but you get the idea). Along with a cry for people to educate themselves about racism and anti-racism. These are well and good, but what if I don’t have any money to buy books? Well in that case I go to the library
But what if we are in the middle of a pandemic and the library is closed?
Well I’m going start my own library
The more I can do to remove excuses for ignorance (my own included) the better.
This library may fail, but it must be attempted.