Let's Talk with Debra H. Goldstein
National Library Day
Let’s celebrate! Today is National Library Day, which is part of National Library Week. This week, especially today, is when, since its 1958’s inception by the American Library Association, we give special recognition to libraries and librarians. Personally, I appreciate libraries and librarians every day.
As a child, my mother took me to the library at least once a week. She never cared how many books I checked out because she knew each one would take me on an adventure and would broaden my horizon. Consequently, she and the local children’s librarian encouraged me to sample everything from pure fiction to biographies.
One of my favorite memories is of my library’s summer reading program. Over the course of eight weeks, we were supposed to travel around the world based upon the number of books we read. For my age group, I finished in three days – it would have been less, but my mother couldn’t take me back to the library until the third day from our initial visit. To keep me interested in the program, the librarian suggested we see how many times I could go around the world. Let’s put it this way, Jules Verne’s eighty days had nothing on my travels! And yes, I won the summer reader award.
Today, I recognize that libraries offer far more than books. They allow people to join together for meetings in safe community spaces, provide internet and computer sources for people who don’t have access, and are the repositories of local history.
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