Islands of Safety, Part 2: Libraries and Books

August 28, 2014 3:13 PM

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Last year I got to spend a few moments talking about books and libraries with author, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality, Garrison Keillor. He was visiting our local library to speak at its 125th anniversary and shared a thought that libraries and 'actual' books seemed, sadly, on the way out. That could be true elsewhere, I told him, but not here and not with my family. Our beautiful, up to date and well managed library is a community hub with lots of daily traffic and my children are there at least once a week.

Of course, if you're a book lover you know what it's like to disappear into book, to find yourself transported, even in a public space like a bus, plane or waiting room. But what if it were more? What if we could use books and libraries to help us maneuver this 'Inconsistent Sea' mentioned in last w...

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