Internet Archive just announced that waitlists have been suspended until at least June 30, and perhaps beyond. So all those yellow diamond books on the Libraries of Hope website have just been opened up! You still have to borrow the books (i.e., you only get them for 14 days), but there are no longer waiting lists. This includes My Book House and Junior Classics.
Just pick a story and read! It really is that simple. Don't overthink and overplan and try to turn everything into a lesson.
Stories are one of nature's simplest and most effective means to learn in childhood.
The new Month 8 books are in the store and are being shipped to all of you subscribers.
Please remember--all of the books we publish are available as free digital reads on our site. Access them quickly by clicking on Forgotten Classics in the app or on the blue Forgotten Classics box at the bottom of every page in the site.
But to be honest with you--when I started creating the Forgotten Classics library, the feeling I had was that hard copies of these books needed to be safely secured in homes spread out in many places. There is a reason for every book that is in there. As you purchase these books, you are not only helping us cover our expenses so that we can keep offering all the free resources, but you are preserving stories of freedom, faith, and family that may not be readily accessible in the years ahead.
Many of you are worrying about having enough food for your bellies. Having food for your soul is just as important....if not more important.
I have a number of series we are working hard to complete and then I feel like the library will be complete and contain what it needs to.
We are seeing unimaginable things happening in our world. Be the lighthouse.
I am so grateful to all of you have become Patrons of LOH and WEH. The work I do is a labor of love, but as we grow, so do our expenses. I know that I could easily monetize the site by password protecting it or adding advertising, but I desire to keep everything open and free to anyone who wants to use it.
A few months ago we added a Patron section to the store. I haven't called attention to it, but some of you have noticed it and have offered your financial contributions to move this work along. Your offerings are greatly appreciated.
There has been so much going on, I haven't had a chance to get the thank you gifts to those of you who have committed to $15.00 a month or more. But it is coming!
The first gift is a hard cover copy of My Wish For You. And then, each year that you continue to offer your support, I will send you a special hard cover book containing a collection of favorite poems and inspirational quotes with full color art work. These books will only be available to Patrons.
A special thank you for all your kind words of support and encouragement.
I feel very, very rich.
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And I'm excited to let you know the Nature Bundle is ready and is available in our store. You'll find it in the "Other" category. We'll post the free digital versions as soon as possible.
The bundle includes Thornton Burgess' Mother West Wind Intro stories, Dallas Lore Sharpe's Seasons books, Clara Dillingham Pierce's Among the People series (2 volumes) and Arabella Buckley's Eyes and No Eyes.
I've been talking about these wonderful books in the Take 5s and I'm happy to offer them as compilations, complete with illustrations.
For those of you who have already ordered 5 series and received the free Mother's Learning Library and now have signed up for 5 new series, you will be receiving this Nature Bundle as a free gift.
The next round of books for November are now available in the store! You can sign up for the monthly subscription any time, even if you've already purchased some of the books. Just send me a message or use the contact us link in the site and let us know what you've already received and we'll adjust payments accordingly.