The Sharing Bucket recently announced the addition of "The Sharing Shelves" located at the organization's office at 902 S. Horton.
While cleaning out her bookshelves earlier in the spring, Debbie Norris was considering what to do with the books and quickly thought of donating them to The Sharing Bucket. She presented the idea of a Sharing Bucket library to Joy O'Neal and Lavetta Simmons of The Sharing Bucket, who said they had thought of incorporating a library into the services offered by the organization, but had not had time to develop the idea further.
So Norris volunteered to get the ball rolling.
Norris talked to Josh and Terry Davenport about the library and they expressed interest in donating a bookshelf to help launch it. A work session was quickly held at The Sharing Bucket office to make room for the shelf and Ruddick's Inc. provided the first one.
The bookshelf quickly became filled with books donated by Norris, local resident Margaret Humphrey and others. Immediately seeing the need for another bookshelf, Davenport gave The Sharing Bucket the deal of the day on a matching bookshelf. The second bookshelf holds audiobooks donated by Dwight Driver and his brother Billy Driver.
In the future, magazines will be offered as well.
The need for a name for the new library became evident, and while batting ideas around, Debbie's daughter Megan Vincent suggested "The Sharing Shelves" -- a name quickly adopted by all.
The Sharing Bucket is an all-volunteer organization that provides support to cancer patients and their caregivers, as well as survivors.
-- Submitted by Dani Norris, Sharing Bucket public relations