Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The smartest card

Ok, ok, i know I've told you all about my love affair with the library, but here is an even greater reason to go! 


Library card sign up month!  Is that not the best?  I love that they have an official month promoting library goodness!  I always said that when i have kids, taking them to library is going to be a special treat.  I want them to looove reading as much as i do.  Getting out of the house, going to a room designated solely for children's books, allowing them to have free reign over the books they choose!  They'll take their little canvas bags proudly to the desk and "pay" for the books themselves.  Costing me zero money?  Yes, please!

I see I have thought about this waaay too much, but I can't quite help myself! It is disheartening to hear young people say they hate to read, or they stop reading once they get out of school.  Or they update their Facebook status five thousand times a day with "I'm bored.  Text me.  I'm bored." Read a flippin' book, and you won't be bored!  We must start young, my friends, and promote reading for pleasure.

 So if your little ones, your big ones, or you need library cards, get thee to a library.

13 comments:

Kara's Korner said...

Haha, I love that you have plans for 'when you have kids'. We've got it all planned out too...we'll have nightly bedtime reading to get them to relax and then we'll have story time during the day too. TV is so over-rated. I agree...go read a book!

Or paint something ... or build something ... or create something ... the list is never ending!

Missy Salsa said...

My dogs ate a library book :( My free book habit just got expensive :( I wish they'd let me replace the book off amazon. It would cost me $4, shipped.

www.missysalsa.blogspot.com

p.s. we now have a designated shelf, high up, for the library books.

Sourkraut said...

Great post! I couldn't agree with you more about the importance of reading and of libraries.

Greenearth said...

Nothing better than a good library.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Who wouldn't want to have millions of books and DVD's at their disposal for free? Thanks for coming by to visit me today.

-Danielle

Christy B said...

I have 2 library cards (-;

-Kasey said...

I'm really glad I read this post. It just reminded me that my two Library books are going on 3-weeks over due... :-/

Hopefully they won't revoke my Library card LOL!

very merry vintage style said...

Going to the library with your kids and reading is one of the best things you can do with them (I should divulge I work at a library :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog; I appreciate your comments.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

I loved taking my girls to the library when they were little! I have one daughter who reads a lot -- and one who will read when she finds something interesting- Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Our library has the best childrens' programs around. {plays, crafts, stories, special guest} I wish people would use it more often :D

Crafty Housewife said...

I completely agree with you about the library! Love, love, love it! Thanks for stopping by at Crafty Housewife and showing comment love!

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

All the books I can read...for free! Libraries do deserve some love.

Oonafey said...

I love to read. In fact, the main reason I sometimes only have one post a week is because I got sucked into another book. Or series. I just re-read the entire series written by Kim Harrison in like two weeks. It's eight books. My mom used to take me to the library all the time! I loved it.