Establishing A Giving Library In Your Crisis Center
What is a Giving Library?
Regular libraries lend books. Giving Libraries give inspirational books away for free. These books touch client’s lives with inspiration, healing, love, light, and hope with no effort or overhead on your part.
What does a Giving Library look like?
Unlike brick and mortar libraries, a Giving Library can fit on a counter-top, coffee table, or on the top of a low bookshelf. They can even be hung on the wall with a little ingenuity. Here are some examples...
On a Conference Room Table...
Can our clients really keep the books?
Absolutely! That’s the whole point. Clients can keep any book they wish, pass them along to someone else when they’re done, or return them to the library if they like.
How does it work?
When you request a Giving Library Kit for your center, we’ll send you a box filled with hundreds of free inspirational books. You display those books at your center so your clients can look through them and take the ones they wish to read. No check-out, no limit, no hassles, and no workload for your center.
When you run out of books, request a Giving Library Kit - Refill and we’ll send you your next box. The titles of the books will not necessarily be the same in each refill box, but you’ll receive the same high quality inspirational content from a variety of authors.
How can you afford to give so many books away for free?
One of our past projects that supported our non-profit work involved several hundred inspirational authors. Many of those authors have donated hundreds (and some have donated thousands) of their inspirational books to this project. Other inspirational authors began hearing about Giving Libraries even before we shipped our first Kit and spontaneously offered their books as well. These books have been given in the highest spirit to help inspire, heal, give hope and to let people know they are not alone.
Are these books religious or is there a motive behind giving away these books?
The books are inspirational and usually spiritual, although many are simply practical methods for surviving and thriving in the world. They are not religious (usually) and do not promote any religion or philosophy. The motive behind these books is in alignment with our non-profit work...creating peace in the world at all levels. We want to be of highest service in the world providing kindness, hope, inspiration, healing, letting people know they are not alone in the world, and that others have gone through similar circumstances and there is light at the end of the tunnel. This is one of our expressions of love in the world.
Many of your books are mini-books...why is that?
Most of your clients will want to keep their private life...private. The inspirational mini-books you see in the photos are specifically designed to be tucked into a purse or pocket so no one will be the wiser. Inspiration you can secretly pull out for a moment and then hide away is the perfect solution.
What will we receive?
You’ll receive a box with hundreds of inspirational books. Also included will be one or more baskets that can serve as a self-contained display for the books. We’ll also include instructions on how best to display the books and make clients aware of them while they’re visiting, waiting, or on their way home. Keep the shipping box under a desk and simply reload the library display as books are taken.
Is there any charge for your books?
No. The books are completely free. Since we are a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) non-profit project, we ask you to cover our shipping and handling costs via US Postal Service Media Mail...only $25 throughout the U.S.A. If you are outside the U.S.A. and wish to receive a Giving Library Kit for your center, please fill out the form below and send your $25 payment. We will then contact you for an additional payment to cover International shipping costs.
Who are you?
This project is sponsored by 10 Million Clicks For Peace, a highly-endorsed 501(c)(3) non-profit project. Our regular work is providing assistance to war refugees and sponsoring peace education. We’re endorsed by such greats as Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmod Tutu, Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson), Dr. Deepak Chopra (spiritual guru to millions), Jack Canfield (co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series), John Harricharan (author of NY Times best-selling book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat," and spiritual light to millions), Immaculée Ilibagiza (Rwandan genocide survivor and Author of the books "Left To Tell" and "Led By Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide), and many others. Our main site is: www.tenmillionclicksforpeace.org.
How do we get a Giving Library Kit?
Easy! Just fill out and submit this form below and then pay the shipping and handling cost. We will send your package to you within a few business days. Media Mail delivery takes 3-10 days after that depending upon which part of the country you are in.