On National Library Week: Look, Read, Love

What a smart spider to have the desire to read a book! And, what better place to go find a large selection of a variety of books than over at a library.

“The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history,” wrote Carl T. Rowan.

As children, my brother and I spent many hours at the library and Desiderius Erasmus is right, “Your library is your paradise.” A paradise you can borrow and take home with you and once you are done, you go get another set of paradise!

Also, my mother must have known Sarah Jessica Parker and listened to her advice: “And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books.” 

Yup, mother and Sarah must have been pals for sure. But wait, not only Sarah, but mother surely had Laura Bush as her Facebook friend! “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers,” says Laura, “And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.”

Being that this week, April 14-20 is National Library Week, I celebrate in thanksgiving for a great mother (plus her gal-pals, Sarah and Laura 😉 ) who inspired the love for the neighborhood libraries.

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How big is your love for neighborhood libraries?  

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