Walking into Book Cycle is like walking into a book lover’s dream: shelves and shelves of donated books, boxes of books, stacks of books, books everywhere, books for everyone—for free! Like a book? Take it home. It’s as simple as that.
Recently, Post Oak’s wonderful community service chair, Christy Hartman, partnered with Book Cycle founder, owner, and Post Oak parent, Sara Loperena. They set up a community service day of sorting books to designate children’s books for CARE Clinic, part of the UT Health Science Center. Parent Dina Ahmad, MD is a pediatric fellow on the CARE Team and shared the need for books to give to children attending the clinic.
On October 28, troops of Post Oak parents and children showed up to lend a hand. Some scanned books for old library stamps to be covered up while others added a new Book Cycle stamp indicating that these books are not for sale. Volunteers sorted books by category, language, and age level to create boxes of books for the CARE Clinic.
Spending time in Book Cycle warms your senses as you peruse the shelves, surrounded by the comfortable aroma of old books. You settle into a cozy chair with a new old book to soak in a new adventure. Occasionally you’ll find the most unique treasure. For this volunteer, it was discovering a box of old books donated by our school that had teachers’ names written inside the cover from decades ago.
Many thanks to Christy, Sara, and Dina for a rewarding Saturday afternoon of service!