Letter to Street Books: Hi there! I just read an article that the Facebook group, Hikers for the Homeless posted about you and your library. As a formerly homeless person, I want to say thank you for what you're doing and for your insight!
The town where I was while on the streets had a pretty big library system, complete with their own used bookstore. A few days a week, the bookstore would place a couple racks of books out for free and I was so grateful for it. Reading and getting engrossed in a good book gave me a brief and welcome mental break from the reality of life on the streets.
I'd always been an avid reader and I didn't realize how much I missed it until I picked up books from that library's free section. From time to time, another library patron would strike up a conversation about a book I had chosen or ask about an author. Those conversations were a gift- being able to discuss something other than the topic of just trying to survive...Thank you again!