The Valor Foundation

Infinite Way Library Activity

In 1957 Joel Goldsmith inaugurated an activity of placing Infinite Way books in libraries and other institutions in the United States, Canada, and other places in the world where there were Infinite Way students. In the United States not only libraries but seminaries of many denominations, chaplains in the Armed Services and on college campuses, and a number of prisons have received books sent at their request.

This activity was very close to Joel's heart, and the letters received from those who were blessed by the books were always a great joy to him. At first this book-giving activity was carried on by a number of Infinite Way students. By 1974 it had evolved into an activity handled in Michigan and from where the books were shipped for the next 25 years. The IRS issued a tax number in January of 1983 in the name of The Infinite Way Library Activity, and the activity was designated as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Michigan. The articles state that the purpose of the activity is to disseminate the works of Joel S. Goldsmith and of Lorraine Sinkler to libraries and institutions where the books can be made available to all those who are receptive.

In 1999 the Valor Foundation accepted responsibility for administering the library activity funds and for shipping the books from Florida. If you know of a library or institution which would welcome these books, please print out the Book Request Form and either take it or send it to the librarian there. Joel was insistent that books not be given unless a written request had first been received from the library. Please address all correspondence regarding this activity to:

THE INFINITE WAY LIBRARY ACTIVITY
1101 Ben Tobin Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33021
USA

In countries where there are students, the students themselves are encouraged to begin a library activity. Joel advised against playing "Lady Bountiful" to the rest of the world. However, when we receive requests from countries where there is no library activity, it is a joy to provide books to libraries there.