In fifth grade, our class had to write an essay on our favorite place. Most students wrote the about mall (little consumers we were! 😉 ), movie theaters, buffets, etc., etc. I wrote about the library. Worse yet, our teacher called everyone by name and we had to explain why we chose our place – rest assured that talking about the public library as my favorite place did not make me a BEACON OF POPULARITY among my classmates.
I think I said something along the lines of, “uhm, the library has many, er, books. I like to read.” Then I sat down to revel in my new-found coolness – NOT.
But the truth is, I really truly love the library. Even though I have a tiny bit of libertarian streak in me sometimes, I was horrified when a friend suggested we move to a paid subscription service for libraries. Hey, I think I know one of the places I am adding to my giving plan.