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Hundreds of Books From Upper Valley Headed to Library in Liberia

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Britta Greene
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New Hampshire Public Radio

Hundreds of books from a single collector in the Upper Valley are headed to the African nation of Liberia next month.

It started when Ray Clark, of Lyme, was cleaning out his bookshelves last week. He’s a passionate reader, so it was quite an endeavor. He packed full box after box, and then posted on his local town message board to see if anyone would take them.

He quickly got a response from another town resident, Bob Rusfvold. Rusfvold is one of the founders of a humanitarian aid organization in Liberia, and is shipping a container to the country in January. He says he’ll be able to start a small, much-needed library with Clark’s books.

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