Friday, April 29, 2011

Reading, Writing & Libraries

 -- Quote of the Day --

I love reading, and there are times when life just gets so crazy that I have only a few precious moments snatched in the day for reading... The last two days however I was able to get a good reading fix in - lol - having just finished a book by  Thomas Block titled Skyfall and now reading one called The Camerons by Robert Crighten. Dave just finished a book by Dick Francis titled Longshot - and he's about to choose another  from our pile of un-read books. Anyway it has been wonderful to have had some time to just disappear in a book for hours at a time. And this is the reason behind the quote of the day:

"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop."

~ Vita Sackville-West
 

 -- Conscious Living --

Speaking of reading... I want to share with you some interesting information I learned recently from an article by Ann Day in the Creston Valley Advance who was talking about ways their patrons have helped the library out:

According to Ann, some of their patrons have donated sculpture, and other art. And quite a number of their patrons will buy books they want to read and then donate them to the library when they are finished with them. 

Other library programs I’ve heard of are:

The Friend’s of the Library, which from what I understand is  a group of volunteers who work to enrich the library experience. 

The Library Wish List - where libraries create an ongoing list of books they would like to have on stock, and patrons choose which one they will purchase and donate to the library.




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