The catch is that first preference goes to a small library in the Louisville, KY area. Yep that narrows it down some, but this plea for help from Michelle at the Consuming Louisville blog is something all libraries should look at. She wants to buy books for one of her local libraries, and she reaches lots of people who feel the same way, so she's starting a virtual book drive. All she needs now is a small library in the Louisville area with an Amazon wishlist.
Are there any popular blogs and social media sites that focus their attention mostly on events in your area or an area nearby? Does your library have a publicly-available Amazon wishlist? Send a link to Michelle's latest post and a link to your wishlist to a well-known local blogger and see if they respond. If they don't, wait a week and send the links to someone else. It may seem a little pushy, but people really do love their libraries, and bloggers always need something new to blog about, so they might thank you for it.
Thanks to Cecily from Vancouver Public Library for posting this story on the Web4Lib listserv.