Two library cards are now in my wallet. I'm so lucky!
My local (county) library is an easy bike ride from our place. Part of the ride travels along a multipurpose trail, next to a pine grove and past a pond.
There are walking/biking paths around this lovely pond (in the middle of a high-tech/light industrial area). That building in the background is the library. The process of getting here is special, and the library itself is great.
Good news for me, I can *also* get a library card for the big one downtown (tho it's in a different county). Of course I wanted both! Yesterday I picked up the second card for Central Library. It's of the old, grande dame style.
Beverly Cleary (author of the Beatrice and Ramona books) grew up in Oregon and spent many of her school years in Portland.
One rainy Sunday when I was in the third grade, I picked up a book to look at the pictures and discovered that even though I did not want to, I was reading. I have been a reader ever since.
-- Beverly Cleary
Now let me plead my case, please...
I try to keep this blog my "happy blog" - and therefore I avoid politics (usually). However, I will make an exception for libraries.
Libraries open doors for all people, offer far more than than they receive, and take us on thousands of journey. Some of us will have ballot motions this fall, asking us to pay a little more to support our local libraries. Please vote in support of your library.The only true equalisers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.- J. A. Langford