Thursday, 17 November 2011

literacy rocks

I did something I'd never thought of doing the other day.

I started a library.

Last summer, I contacted the local public library system here, and asked them if they'd be interested in setting up a branch in our village school. The mobile library is wildly popular around here, and pairing the books with a permanent home in our town's most easily recognizable and central building seemed perfect.

After many meetings and the forming of a committee and emails and some bated breath and waiting (not so good at waiting) our little Outreach Branch opened last night.We'll be housing the collection in our school library, in its own section, and it will be open to the public for a few hours each Wednesday night and Saturday morning. I applied for and received my own Village Library card last night - I'm thrilled and excited and have a feeling of this just being right.

I am so amazed and grateful to be part of the area I live in. And excited. Our school principal was enthusiastic about the idea from the beginning. We've had volunteers step forward to run it already.  I am so lucky to be around people that work for positive change.

And literacy? Rocks.


Jen on the Edge said...

This is all kinds of awesome. Great work on the literacy front!

Ricki said...

I'm proud of you!

Lynda said...

That's fantastic. I wish we still had the kind of communities around here which could get together and do this sort of thing.

Mary G said...

Well done! There was a tiny local library in the village where I lived some of my childhood. I loved it with a passion.
You rock.

charmedone17 said...

Wow that's amazing! Such a good thing to read today. Books do rock!

Magpie said...

way cool.