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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

One Small Change ~ books, books and more books

I have always had a fascination with books. I love libraries, in fact I majored in English Literature in College ~ GO WASHBURN! (Sorry I just couldn't help myself) The classics are my favorite, whether its Jane Austen, James Joyce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton and on and on. I can always find a sense of joy in a good book.

I have decided that our March One Small Change will be visiting the library on a weekly basis. I have bought a few more books than normal since I have been home this last year and lets just say that books are expensive not to mention the impact on trees to make a book. Why not share them. How many of you re read a book once you have bought it and then read it? So I was thinking we all know how to share or I at least hope you learned the concept in Kindergarten, although I sometimes wonder if we know how to in this house with a 6 and 1 year old.

Here is our local library, we actually used to live just across the street from it. I loved that. We would walk Cameron over on Tuesday evenings for "teddy time". You brought your children in their PJ's with their favorite bed time pal and they would read stories. Thankfully we are still a short distance, a little too far to walk but a short drive and it is on the way to Cameron's school so Henry and I stop sometimes before we pick brother up.

Libraries are a wonderful resource for the whole family. Our library has activities all week for the whole family and they are free, yes I said free! Go on check it out. Its a great way to make a small change not only for the environment but for the whole family.


  1. I love our library (and the librarians -- sorry, but ours are the best!). Unfortunately, my daughter accumulates a lot of fines because she hoards books. So, I get a little nervous going in there. The last time she owed $6. Shame on her.

  2. this is a great small change and a wise are right, books are expensive. have fun at the library!