21 August 2011

Free Entertainment, For Life

Just saw this on the CNN.com website:


“The cult and culture of newness in our society has made us too willing to believe that "new" automatically equates to "good." A book that was stirring and lovely when it was written -- whether 15 years ago or 60 years ago or 150 years ago -- does not lose its power just because it sits on a library shelf for decades at a time with no one pulling it out. The great majority of books in any city or small-town public library are not currently being discussed on television or radio talk shows; the authors are not on tour. But, years ago, someone decided for a reason that those books were meant to be bound between hard covers. The reason was that the writing inside was intended to last.” – Bob Greene


I just wanted to send out a huge THANK YOU! to Mr. Greene for his words. Libraries are a huge boon to communities, especially those communities with younger readers.


Please, be sure to visit your local library and tell them thank you for all that they do to make sure you get the books and periodicals you want to read.


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