I went Books a Million and found so many marvelous things to purchase. However, a small voice inside me said “Go to the library”
Now, there were other voices, but since this one sounded comfortingly familiar I heeded its advice. How could a voice telling you go to the library ever be wrong?
Libraries should really come with a label though. WARNING: Proceed only if you have time to be filled with awe and wonder.
I went to see if they had this one book so I didn’t have to buy it. Two hours and five conversations later I came out with eleven different books and videos. And that was putting some back. I read about Acadian history, Greece, writing, art, comics, Winston Churchill---all for the low price of FREE.
I love the way in the library everyone is on an even playing field. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or don’t have. It doesn’t matter what your education level. You can be interested in one thing or everything. The only requirement is to promise to enjoy the stories then return then unharmed for their next adventure.
I can do that.
A series of small explorations available at your public library is Neil Gaiman’s book of short stories called Trigger Warnings. If you love Neil Gaiman you won’t be disappointed. My only disappointment was the waiting list for it.
Okay, I admit, I couldn’t wait. I'm now a proud owner. It is Neil, after all.
I was going to write on that but I kept hearing “now write about the library.”
The comfortingly familiar voice revealed itself. Neil’s a big fan of public libraries as well.
What do Neil Gaiman and Libraries have in common?
They both take you to magical, dangerous, amazing places.
“GO TO THE LIBRARY”