We had some requests for an announcement when the transition to the new printer would be complete. So here you go! All (well, almost all...see the caveat below) orders will now be going through the new printer. When your order ships, you will get an email from stamps.com that says "Libraries of Hope has sent you a package." This will contain tracking information. This includes monthly subscription orders. If you do not receive an email and you think you ought to have (like if it's been two weeks since your order, or after the 25th for subscription orders), check your spam mail. If you still can't find it, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get it straightened out.
All subscription orders this month went through the new printer EXCEPT anyone who is receiving the Delphian course with your subscription. Those with Delphian books this month will still come from Amazon, but all future orders should go through the new printer.
Caveat: If you are having books shipped outside the U.S. (e.g., to an APO/FPO), those items will still be shipped via Amazon.
The new Month 8 books are now in the store, including:
My America Story Book: We'll take a look at Abraham Lincoln and the fight against slavery as well as be inspired by African-American lives.
Sunshine Series: Freckles--another Gene Stratton-Porter offering.
Cousins Series: Stories from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Please note: We are nearing the end of all the Cousins books and we had to fit some of the stories in months that don't necessarily coincide with the topic for those of you acquiring your library by subscription.
World Freedom Series: The Story of Greece by Mary MacGregor. Do keep in mind the World Freedom Series does not always coincide with the rotation schedule.
I frequently quote someone who has had a great influence on me--Orison Swett Marden. I've referred to his story in presentations and even did a podcast on him. I finally got hold of a copy of his biography published shortly after he passed away nearly a hundred years ago. It so inspired my heart, I just had to share it with you.
If you are discouraged or just want an uplift, I invite you to come and hang out with him. Few of us have had to live through the kinds of setbacks he had in his life, yet he rose above them all with joy. His influence was felt by millions around the world, yet hardly anyone has heard of him today.
His story, for one thing, teaches us the power of stories in our lives.
If you have read the Language Arts book in the Mother's Learning Library, he wrote the book on advice to young writers. I think you'll agree he knows what he is talking about.
The audio recording of his life story has just been added to mybelmonde.com under Westward Expansion Great Lives. Do let your kids listen in, although it may not grab them until about Chapter 3.
I will be so bold as to say it may just change your life.
Check out what's new in Libraries of Hope and Well-Educated Heart.