Words – from the time I was a small child, I’ve love words….in books!
I learned to read early, and spent my childhood buried in books. In high school, I worked in the school library. As an adult I had a time when I was librarian in our church. I read, read, read….not as much anymore as I used to (I fall asleep), but there’s still always a book handy, and with me just about everywhere I go.
When I retired, I thought it would be fun to volunteer in the local library. Well, unions apparently don’t allow that – something about taking away somebody’s job???
Anyway, then I found the Friends of the Library (FOL), a group who support the local library with fundraising and promotional events.
It’s lots of fun doing book sales, and quiz nights, making up baskets for raffle………..and celebrating milestones.
Like this one: 10th Anniversary of the opening of our library building. Prior to this apparently there was a mobile library, then a trailer where one could request books and pick up requests. This is a lovely building, and so very welcoming.
Yesterday evening we gathered to celebrate – heard greetings from the mayors of our two little communities, and met the lady (standing just right of center in the gray pants and holding the yellow sweater)
who designed and made this quilt:
How fabulous to have a celebration of words…..in books!
Happy reading! Blessings, Peg