[For Throwback Thursday—because RWL is all about media preservation!—we’re republishing this book review. We originally posted it to our old blog on July 5, 2010, as part of the Printers’ Ball 2010 Blog-Down. You can still find Muldoon: A True Chicago Ghost Story on our shelves today! –Ed.]
When Rocco Facchini was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1956, he was charged to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church. According to those teachings, ghosts don’t exist.
But then, Facchini hadn’t lived at St. Charles Borromeo, yet.
His first job was associate pastor of St. Charles, a Near Southwest Side parish. There, Facchini watched mysteriously blinking lights and listened to inexplicably shrieking radios. Sonic booms jolted him and a fellow associate out of their beds late one night.
Now that we’re rolling in book bike money (thanks again!), we’ll get cracking at making the perks we’ll be sending to all of our generous donors, and hope to have them all in the mail sometime in June.
We want to be sure especially to thank our last-minute donors Toby Greenwalt and Fernando Herrera, who pushed us beyond the 100% line and will make our summer book bike program that much better.
We expect to have extra totes, so if you didn’t get one this time around, keep an eye out for BiblioTreka programs around town this summer and get one straight off the bike!
WE DID IT!!! There are so many people we have to thank for making this possible: Our parents, God, the producers…but most importantly, the 121 people who contributed to this campaign, most recently:
Monica Westin, Annie Magness, Susan Yackley, David Jones, Gary Taylor & Marie Case, Amber Billey, Helene Meeks, Heather Johnson, Edward Koizumi, Jan Rotter, Rachel Lovell, Moshe Marvit, Cory Malnarick, Nancy Fong, Susan Ricker, Serenity Ibsen, Sarah Myles, Moy Medina, Cinnamon Cooper, Graham Greer, and Rubyliza Gaba!
Please feel free to keep donating (11 hours to go!) and get yourself a fancy totebag filled with goodies! Any bonus funds will be used to support BiblioTreka programming throughout the summer, so the more we raise, the more we can do with our new book bike!
We’re almost there! Help us cross the finish line and get our bookbike program on the road and our collection back out into Chicago neighborhoods!
Wow! So many people stepped up yesterday to help us out! We’re almost 80% funded now with just 37 hours to go. YOU can be a part of that crucial 20%! Throw us some cash here!
Thanks to yesterday’s heroes: Jon Satrom, Regin Igloria, Seth Vanek, Sarah Yarrito, Stacy Pratt, Mary-Margaret Sweeney, Amanda Meeks, Meghan Ryan, and Adena Rivera-Dundas!
Donate, spread the word and help us make this final push to a new book bike this summer!