Leave No Trace

Leave Only Footprints

Catherine Boston

I was at ICNA over the weekend and found a pile of books in front of the Education Building with a note attached, inviting people to take what they wanted.  While I applaud the community spirit behind the gesture, I do want to remind everyone of the ethos that ICNA embraces with respect to our interactions while we are visiting:  "Take Only Pictures.  Leave Only Footprints."    Apparently this is at least the third time that books were simply left at Ivy Creek.   I did rescue these before the windy rains ruined them and they are on their way to my local thrift store.  But I don't need the extra errands and books are better shared in other ways.  There are so many wonderful and appropriate ways to share books with others:  Little Free Libraries, donations to a charitable thrift store, the JMRL Book Sale to name just a few.  Please take advantage of these!

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