Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving. If you need books, drop in today or Saturday to stock up! And don’t worry, you won’t be charged fines for the days we’re closed, so please keep all returns until Tuesday, October 14th when the Blue Return Box will go out at 9am.
Today, be thankful to that person who made you a reader, or thank someone in your life who is a reader! Reading isn’t a luxury….it helps us grow and learn, it lets us be creative and discover new worlds and people, it makes us well-rounded people. So, make a point today of declaring your love of reading, and thanking the person who was responsible for it all (whether they’ll read it or not). Post on your Facebook page or on Twitter, and let the world know you’re a reader!
Today is all about being thankful for your local library. Many smaller towns and even big cities are losing their libraries due to lack of funding. Libraries are such important places these days, for so many reasons, and we should do all we can to keep them in our communities.
No longer is the library “just” a place to get a book. Libraries are now information hubs for the community, convenient meeting spots, afterschool tutoring locations, maker spaces, digital go-to sources, wi-fi zones, community resource centres and so much more. You can get books, take a course, make some crafts, listen to stories, prepare and send out resumes, surf the web, play a game, research your family history, learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks on your device, and find out if you’re on the voting list for the upcoming election. If we didn’t have libraries as a central part of the community, where would people go? In this age of information, we’re less connected than ever before, so keeping libraries as a free zone to meet up with other community members, develop friendships that go beyond the library walls, and learn about community resources in a safe and welcoming environment is essential to the workings of a happy and healthy society.
Today, thank your local library. Make a donation. Drop in and say hello. Take part in a project or event. Stop by and see what’s happening. If you haven’t been in a while, you might be surprised at what is being offered!
Today is all about being thankful for the wonderful places we can go in our communities to buy books. We have a local bookstore called Read’s Book Shop, located on Bridge St., right in the heart of downtown. It’s always a busy place, with food and warm drinks on a cold day, while you sit and have a chat, take part in a book club meeting, or just drop in to grab the latest new release from your favourite author. We support local business by purchasing books for the library there as often as we can, and they’re always ready to help.
Do you have a local bookstore where you go to spend time? Let us know about it, and drop by today to say thank you to them! They’ll appreciate it!
Thanksgiving is just ahead for all of us Canadians, and while many of us are thinking about pumpkin pie and turkey dinners that will burst all our zippers, I’m hoping to take a few days to help put you in the “Be Thankful” mode. It doesn’t just include the person making the big meal, or the people coming to your home for the long weekend. Why not say thank you to a few different people?
Today, we should say thank you to the authors who write the books we love. They spend long months or years toiling away on the stories that stay in our hearts, make us laugh or make us weep, and yet, after we finish a book, we rarely think about the person who created the world we immersed ourselves in for that short time. Most authors out there have Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, websites and even Instagram accounts where you can stop by and say thanks. Maybe you’ll post a photo of yourself reading that amazing book they just wrote. (Don’t forget to tag them in the photo!) Or maybe you have time to send off a quick email to say how much their work means to you. Whatever you do, today is the day.
Take a few minutes to thank an author!