Somewhere in your basement, garage or attic you probably have some books that others would love to have. Books that are in good condition and that someone else would buy (for a reasonable price) and read.
You can donate those books to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County by using the drop box on S. Johnson St. on the Square. It's located outside at the south end of the Woodstock Square Mall building, just near the parking lot of Home State Bank and across the street from Starbuck's.
It's not a junk box. If your books are trash, how about putting them out at the curb? But if you have some treasures, drop them in the box. If you want to post a few book titles here, feel free to do so.
And then go inside the Mall and check out the Defenders' space and buy some books to take home. (And then you can bring them back after you read them!)
In 1996 I moved to Woodstock, Illinois, after having lived all over the U.S. It didn't take long to get involved in my lifelong traffic crusade, because I noticed that many drivers, including too many police officers, routinely ignored traffic laws. My traffic crusade led to an appearance on ABC's The View, and two invitations to appear on Court TV followed.
I started my first blog on April 15, 2007, to address perceived problems with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and some local police departments. I have also advocated strongly for disabled students in Woodstock District 200 Special Education.
As a practicing hypnotherapist, I have a unique practice in this area, providing sessions to clients in the comfort of their own homes, rather than in a sterile office setting. I studied and worked with a retired D.O. who had begun using hypnotherapy in her California medical practice in 1950. Often, clients experience past-life events and relate them to current-life situations.
I ran for McHenry County (Ill.) Sheriff in the November 2010 General Election and came in Third with 5% of the vote. That’s the one and only time I’ve ever run for public office.