My goal is to cut my book collection at least in half. The so-called collection includes books we have used in our home school or ones I thought we'd use but we didn't need due to having an abundance of materials or just not enough time.
I phoned this library to ask about donating and was instructed to please not bring them that day, but the next morning would be fine. I was surprised to see that the books which were packed up filled the entire back of my minivan including where the third row of seats goes. They also filled one passenger seat and floor. The poor minivan was stressed so I drove the speed limit and took all turns and speedbumps carefully out of fear of breaking the axle or wrecking the suspension. As I drove I imagined that my intended good deed may cost us thousands of dollars in minivan repairs!
When I arrived at the library I was told that the donation area was full and awaiting volunteer help to dispurse it to the storage room. I was told there was no place indoors to put my books that was not a fire code violation so was told to leave my books on the curb! We've had rain daily here for what seems like a month so although it was sunny at that moment I was petrified to think that my books may get wrecked.
I breathed deep and let go. My sons and I put the books out on the curb, took some photos (of course) and I said goodbye.
(Don't they look sad on the curb though?)
Some of those stacks are two rows deep!