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Recently, in May, 2013 , a unique library – from one passenger to another – was opened in Tallinn Airport in Estonia, giving travellers the opportunity to enjoy the company of a good book while waiting for a flight or to borrow the book for their whole trip. It is my "home" airport and while donating some of my older and used books to the new library I got an idea - why not to donate Richard Castle's books to the library as well. At that point, my problem was - I had no extra copies. But thanks to a little donation, I was able to get my hands on copies of "Heat Wave", "Naked Heat", "Heat Rises" and "Frozen Heat". So, starting from today, Tallinn Airport's new library has 4 copies of Richard Castle's books.
The library in the Tallinn airport’s passenger terminal is special due to the fact that the airport has not bought a single one of the books – the whole collection is comprised of books donated by good citizens and travellers. Anyone waiting for a flight can choose a book from the library to read in the airport or on their trip, take it along on their flight and return it when they come back. If they become very fond of a certain book, they can also keep it and bring the library another book from home as a replacement when going on their next trip. There are no library cards, return deadlines or librarians – everything functions based on trust and good will towards others. Hopefully, Castle's books will remain there for a good while, but that way, we can recruit more viewers for the show too - if people keep the books, they really must have liked the show too.
Now, here comes my message for you, fans. If you have extra copies of any of Richard Castle's books, maybe you can think of donating them to the Library of Tallinn Airport, too?
If you can't ship your spare books to Estonia then consider donating a copy or two to your local hospital or local library.
You might ask.. why bother? There's a few good reasons.
- It never hurts to share some good-will.
- Places like hospitals (avoid children's hospitals, Castle's books may be a bit.. err… racy) are often very appreciative of a donation like this as are the patients who are stuck in hospital often bored or lonely.
- It promotes Castle to more potential viewers.
- If you consider buying NEW books to donate (or buy yourself shiny new copies and donate your used ones) that's a contribution towards the bottom line which ABC likes a lot. Sales of books etc are factored into ABC's decision to renew.
So… come one, open your hearts, I'm sure some of you have some time to spare … let's do this!
What it would require from you is searching out some libraries either in your local area or in some cities around the world, contacting them or checking their websites to find out if they accept donated books, contact someone to find out what their process is and if they have any limitations on what can be donated, whether they accept donations by mail or they have to be dropped off in person etc… Then come the CastleTV forums and post the information for others to see.
Also help spread the word, talk to your friends and encourage them to get involved.
We all know the hiatus can be long and challenging so why not do this and have some fun while keeping yourself busy and spread some good will!