A librarian has started a book club for boys in detention. As part of it, they get free books - for some, the first book they have ever owned. An article in School Library Journal says, "Since January 2007, over 1,000 books have been given out to nearly that many boys (some are repeaters that are incarcerated for more than one week). “A frequent question from the boys to us is: are you paid to do this?” relates Self. “They cannot believe that someone is doing something nice for them for ‘no reason’."
It's funny that the librarian's last name is "Self." It should be "Selfless."