Reading to children is one of the great steadying activities of life.
I just wrote a children's book about the library too!!! It's rhyming and adorable and I am desperately trying to find a publisher because I feel it is relevant today and a lot of fun. Anybody know a good publisher who won't regret it? They can get 2 for 1 here - mine and Dan's!
I have fond memories of going to the library as a child and teenager. During my college years the library was usually for research, but I eventually found my way back to the library for the love of reading. I would love to see your children's book idea come to life!
Love your story! Mine is very different!
Enjoyed your story! Loved reading with my 3 kids...and then with grandkids!
Hope the illustrator can bring your words to life!
A NY girl Transplanted to KANSAS!
The library was also my favorite place to go when I was growing up. I would be "caught" reading under the blankets at night by flashlight when I should have been sleeping. Ah, the places you could go!
I loved your story telling of your childhood! Thank you for sharing! Blessing!
When my children were teenagers we would go to Books A Million on Wednesday nights after Bible Study. We would purchase cookies and sit together with in the cafe. I would read aloud to them. We loved this once a week activity. All three of my thirty somethings are avid readers today.
I would read this to a child. Good story!
Wow!!!! I love the story. Never knew about that library.
Very nice. Enjoyed a lot
Well done 🍁
Library's best synonym is sanctuary...my favorite. Thank you for your wonderful library story.
omg i used to go to that library too
I am a librarian. I love this oodles and oodles.
My Grandpa read to me from age 5 forward. My parents lived in a sawmill camp far from schools & chose to leave me with Grandpa & Grandma. Grandpa subscribed to Field & Stream, National Geographic, Readers Digest & Life magazine. We read all of them and he always answered my many questions. When we finally moved to “town” … the library was the center of my life. I am a voracious reader, & I enjoy most everything (sci-fi & fantasy, not so much.) l read 3 to 5 books a week, probably more since the pandemic. If you want to learn everyday… read. I’m 82 & am currently learning about the re-education of indigenous people by the government boarding schools…pathetic! Just wish every little kid had grandparents like mine.
Loved reading the back story of your becoming who you are and have been! Thank you, Dan, for reminding us all the importance of teaching and honoring that which makes us the same.