Reader Chris Sparks writes:
I’ve pulled together a plan for making sure every public library network has a minimum of quality Catholic content by fundraising through parishes to buy and donate books. I’ve blogged the whole thing here.
It’s nothing complicated, and pretty easily done by people anywhere in the country. Part of the impetus is my own frustration with trying to find solid Catholic books at public libraries and knowing that most librarians don’t even know what they’re missing. Further, in this year of faith, I think we have a great opportunity to make it a lot easier for people to find the faith if we just, you know, hold some bake sales, fish fries, and pancake breakfasts. Also, we’re losing the culture wars. Lots of people still use their public libraries for research and reading for fun. If they run into unexpected riches at their public libraries, how many souls might we save? How many minds might be changed on abortion, the nature of marriage, the existence of natural law and objective morality, etc.?
I thought you might be interested in helping spread the word.
Seems like a good idea to me.