Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Become a library angel!

Do you have what it takes to be a “Library Angel?”

The Hekab Be Biblioteca “Library Angels” program is a monthly donation program --- the amount is chosen by you and deducted automatically via Paypal. Your donations go directly to the library and its daily operation! Please consider making a donation to Hekab Be part of your monthly budget … for the cost of a few lattes from your favorite coffee shop or the equivalent of your cable bill you can help make life better and more educational for the children and families of Akumal!

Here is a spotlight of two of our Library Angels …Check them out. We hope you are as impressed by their dedication as we are!

Donna & Ron Brunton:

After Hurricane Wilma, I was looking online for information on how Akumal fared, when I discovered the Loco Gringo forums. Some of the members decided to take on fundraising for repairs to Hekab Be and we joined them. Our own children, when small, had a library in their school, a community library and even a bookmobile for access, besides their own books. Ron and I were both teachers (now retired) and know the advantages of libraries and the help that they provide. It seemed a perfect fit and it still is! It is a great way to give a little back to the people who welcome us to their area for vacation. The Library Angels program makes it easy to help!
 Anica Butters:

We first visited Akumal in 2009 when I was 9 and came across the library while we were out walking. We didn't know very much about it but my mom looked it up later and we were impressed with the work it was doing. When we visited again in 2011 we knew about the wish list and we brought school and art supplies for the kids. I get a monthly allowance and it's divided into spending, savings and sharing. I was trying to figure out how to make the best of my sharing funds when my mom read about the Library Angels program and since I love reading it seemed like the perfect match. As I wrote to Liza at the time, "Books are one of my favourite things in life and mean a lot to me. It's a sad thought to think that not all kids are as lucky as me, or my friends, to have access to so many books. I hope that the kids enjoy the books and that it will inspire them to read as much as they can."


H Baker said...

Anica, you are an amazing young woman. Young people like you will make a difference in the world.

Anonymous said...

Anica, you are a generous and thoughtful young person! How wonderful that you share your love of reading with others. Well done!