So often small town life means there are not as many opportunities. It's that compromise, we give up opportunity in exchange for clean fresh air and knowing our community members. I am alright with that compromise. For anything that I feel like I would really like the kids to be exposed to that are not offered locally, I will take them to the city. I'm alright with that compromise. I am even better however with the fact that we have an AMAZING public library here in Tweed. There is no compromise.
The first book from our book club was a quick read, "Dork Diaries : Tales From A Not So Happily After". We each received a copy of our very own book, that we could keep, it feels a little like Christmas! When we arrived at our first book club meeting, Wendy greeted us with a big smile and offered us each hot chocolate. It was just a really lovely experience. I was spending time with my girls, bonding with them, but also doing something intellectual, but fun. We received next month's book club selection "Heaven Is For Real".
I love my library because it brings opportunity. It makes our world not so small. When I go into the library, those wonderful ladies know my name, remember what books I like to read. The public library is really the great equalizer. It doesn't matter if I can afford to buy all the books I want to read, rich or poor I am treated the same. Rich or poor I can fill my insatiable appetite for books. With books I can travel anywhere in time, real or imagined. At my library I can also learn. My children can have opportunities without having to buckle up for a long ride into the city. These are the reasons that I love my library!
Thank you Cathy, Wendy and Corrine. Thank you for bringing opportunity to our little piece of the world.