Most of the memories I have of my mother involve books and libraries. Sunday memories include lying on my parent’s big bed reading the Sunday comics next to my mother who was reading her library book. When we moved to a new Army post one of the first places we visited was the library, either on the post or the local town.
Going to the library has also become a part of my family now. All the kids spent time at the library story hour, and one did an overnight sleep-in. My daughter, the Linguist, would check out Japanese Anime DVDs and watch them in without dubbing with the English subtitles. When she started taking Japanese in 7th grade she was already familiar with the sounds, rhythm and some words. I presently have three books checked out.
But it is not all take, and no give. We donate to the Library Foundation, and if you like your library you will consider making a donation. It is not without reward, because when you donate you get a ticket to a Foundation Members preview to the twice yearly library sale, where most items are just a dollar!
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