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By Good News Network Friday, September 21, 2012
Hernando Guanlao is a sprightly man in his early 60s, with one abiding passion - books.
They're his pride and joy, which is just as well because they seem to be taking over his house.
Guanlao has set up a 24-hour free lending library outside his home in central Manila, to encourage his local community to read. He even left his job to run the operation.
Readers can take as many books as they want, for as long as they want - even permanently.
In the 12 years he's been running his "book club" his collection has grown rather than diminished, as more and more people donate to the cause.
(READ the story from the BBC)
|Civics and World|
Are we supposed to be boosters or promoters? What are we supposed to be? Not destroyers of community; not extinguishers of hope. We need to think about our impact. We tend to say we don't have one; we just pass along the news. Readers say otherwise.