Happy New Year! With the new year, Ethan’s 2016 daily Book Look Challenge is complete. It was such a great success, as his 366 “Book Looks” resulted in books in the mail from Amazon daily all year long and around 1400 hardcover books for ECBC’s Lending Library! We are so grateful to everyone who donated books in 2016!
As Ethan explains in the attached video (January Title Talk), we still need a ton of books! In fact, we will always need books coming in to create and sustain a library at CHOC — especially since the unique demands of a hospital-based library mean that there will be significant loss of books and an ongoing need to replace them. So, in 2017, Ethan will be giving a Title Talk at the beginning of each month, where he will share a list of children’s book titles that were not featured as a “book look” last year and that he (or his siblings) want for the library. Like last year, each published Title Talk will include a link to our Amazon Wish List, so that the titles he asks for can be purchased and sent directly to ECBC. Last year, we asked primarily for hardcover books, and we continue to need hardcover book donations to keep expanding our collection of books for the Lending Library. However, we are also now asking for paperback versions of these fantastic titles. We are currently preparing to launch Phase 1 of ECBC at CHOC, which is “Reading Aloud in Every Room”. The plan is to use our high-quality books from the Lending Library to read to the patients, but in order to include the kids in isolation (who are contagious and not allowed to borrow books), we need to create a Gifting Library of paperback books that can be read aloud and then gifted. So please think about donating both hardcover and paperback books, as we very much need them both!
Thank you so much for your continued support!