Madeleine Long (left) of the Lahaina Public Library receives over 130 books from the West Maui Book Club. Also pictured: Elaine Gallant (right) Photo by Linda Reed. 12/02/08

'Tis the season for getting and giving. In this spirit, the West Maui Book Club collected and donated over 130 Books to the Lahaina Library and we continue to gather more from our members!

We invite you to join us by getting together your previously-read books and donating them to your local libraries, schools, and Youth and Senior centers.

If you can’t join us, then remember that Holiday gifts come in all shapes and sizes, especially during this lean holiday season: food for the Food Bank, crafts for the Senior Center, sporting goods for the Youth Center, "Toys for Tots", or even a generous gift of your time, expertise or cash to our island's many worthy charities.

Every organization could use your support this time of year – so whatever you can give, please do -- and please give generously.

Best wishes to all during this magical season,


Elaine Gallant

West Maui Book Club