Nearly 13 years ago on Christmas Eve, Malta High School Librarian Penny Lind learned that unfortunate lesson when the high school and junior high burned to the ground, destroying a collection that had built up over the decades. The community responded immediately. Boxes and boxes of new and used books poured in to help fill the shelves — even though the shelves moved from a closet in the Catholic school to a garage and finally to the new building.
So this fall when fire ripped through the Huntley Project school on Sept. 18, Lind called on the Malta community to again step up, this time to help their Montana neighbors. Lots of books and lots of kindnesses.