I received this e-mail from Linda Hutchinson, and thought I'd pass this opportunity along:
I have a pen pal in Poland who is attempting to build a world-class library. His name is Tadeusz Glowinski. You may read more about him here: http://www.thesop.org/index.php?id=7495 "The Librarian Who Loved Books", September 23, 2007
When I first heard from this remarkable man, it was because he had somehow stumbled upon my website. He sent me the link to the article about him. I was impressed!
I wrote back to tell him that I found his dream to build a library in one of the most run-down neighborhoods in Poland a very worthy project. I also let him know that my wonderful step-father had emigrated from Poland. Hence his reply:
Dear Linda, my "Polish Sister",
thank You very much for interesting in my matter.
Simply, I look for good People on the World who can help for my GLOWINSKIS' LIBRARY.
I will be very happy if I will have Your book in my bookscollection.
Dear Linda, see please that link:
In my GLOWINSKIS' LIBRARY there are much parts but the best is
special bookscollection (for books with autograph or dedication).
See please, how much these books I have in my library, from whole the World.
Linda, Your website is beautiful, You are The Best !!!
If You want to help me (link to my story on Your web) I agree with You on all Your ideas,
I believe that it help for my GLOWINSKIS' LIBRARY.
Once more thank You very much for all.
Linda, I agree with You about Your step-father, that he was beautiful man!
All Polish people are wonderful, me too!!!
Best from Poland,
I don't yet have a book published, but I know many, many, authors. How about it? Can we each send an autographed or dedicated book to Tadeusz? Can we send him 5,000 books by October 1? I think we can!
Here is his mailing address:
ul. Waly Jagiellonskie 20
Poland - Polska
Please email Tadeusz at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the book you're sending and the date sent. Please also tell him you're a friend of mine so he'll know why you're sending him a book.
The goal is to send 5,000 books in the next 27 days! Please feel free to post this with all of your groups and in your newsletters.