Did you know that this last week was National Library Week? I didn't, until today. So, my Aloha Friday question is in honor of this.
Do you use your local library? How often?
I hardly go to the library at all any more. Of course, we went quite a bit when the kids were younger. When they were really young, we'd make it a weekly trip and check out all kinds of books. As they got older, their books were either bought for them or taken from the school library. And by the time they hit high school, we (or they along) only went in when they needed to do research. The last time I visited the library down the street was to vote, back in November.
All that said, I do love the library. I have fond memories of visits to the library with my siblings. The musky smell of countless pages, the excitement of searching out that one or two perfect books, and the thrill of taking a new read home and transporting myself to another place.
This post makes me think about what I wrote in my previous post about teens and their reading habits. My brother, a principal in a small Christian school in California, wrote a wonderful comment that gives us insight into the problem with this generation and their reading habits. Thank you Steve. If you get a chance, go read it.
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