When Lubbock Junior Academy (LJA) began in August of 2009, there were a few desks, some chairs and two kidney shaped tables. The school had no textbooks and very few library books. However, there was a great deal of hope and enthusiasm for the infant church school.

A tradition started during the Spring 2010 Adventist Book Center (ABC) bookmobile visit. Books, Burgers, and Bookmobile (BBB) was born! The idea was for the teacher to choose about 25 books and ask fellow church members to buy the books and donate them to the non-existent school library. When benevolent book buyers came out of the bookmobile, they gave the book(s) to the eager and anxiously waiting teacher.

Afterwards, the generous book donor would go to the church Fellowship Hall and have a meal consisting of a Redi-burger with all the fixings, potato, pasta or fruit salad and a dessert. People naturally lingered as they ate and talked about the books they had purchased for the school and for themselves. Book talk is so enjoyable. This week, at our third BBB we collected 52 books and about $260 from the Redi-burger meal. The students and teachers of LJA sing your praises and give you a hearty, “Thank You” for helping our library to grow.

Susan Zimmermann