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“The idea is to pay it forward and give back to the community,” McRae-Dickey said. “It’s sharing something that was meaningful in our lives.”
Organized locally by the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Wednesday’s event lasted 15 minutes. Participants were asked to wear a yellow hat, to gather at the assigned location at the assigned time and to start reading. The idea was that when a passerby asked one of the yellow-hatted readers what was going on, the reader would hand their book to that person.
“It’s so much fun to see people doing this,” said Witham. “I love this community,” She added that she already is in the habit of passing along her favorite books.
“If I made my own bumper sticker, it would read: ‘So many books, so little time.’ ”