Topsy Smally, a California librarian who wanted to help colleague libaraians in Iraq by sending donated books, has decided to give up on her well-intentioned project after sending only 55 boxes. One of the main problems was security--her contacts' situations became less safe. Another problem is that the US Postal Service cannon send mail to a country with whom the US is at war. An appeal to First Lady Laura Bush also went unanswered. More here about this dedicated professional from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.