30 Days of Thanks #1

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Summit County Library.

I love our Library.

I love reading.

Did you know we don't have cable? No Netflix either. We have the whole library.

I love that the Librarians know my kids. They sent cards when Lucy died. They signed Lucy's online obituary guest book. They delight in seeing Peter grow and learn. They've dubbed him the library mascot. They know us by name and don't ask for our library cards. They let us keep all the books we had checked out when Lucy died. (Peter Pan and Sesame Street books). They reduce fees for us, help me find 'just the right book' each time I come in in a panic without a new book to read. They make us feel special.

I am so thankful for my library!


  1. That's so cool. I love libraries, too, and it just made me happy to read how nicely yours treats you!

  2. Funny...on Saturday my mom had to return some books to the SCL, and they were having a Dia de los Muertos party and asked if Ella and my mom could come to their party. Ella had a blast--did crafts, drank hot chocolate, played games. Gotta love the small town library.

    By the way, I'm stealing your 30 days of thanks idea. Thanks.

  3. I love libraries too! Yours sounds amazing! Sometimes(here in CA), I am afraid they will close libraries(at least some of them), to try and reconcile the budget. If that day comes, we're doomed.

  4. Wow thats really cool. I want to love my library more too.

  5. Molly, my husband and I are also cable-free and Netflicks-free. We love it! Initially, we did it to save money, since tv is not a necessity (despite what some people may think...), but now we truly have a testimony of not spending so much time in front of the tube and more time with a good book instead :) Sometimes, we even like to read certain books out loud with each other. We have gotten much more acquainted with our local libraries as a result, and we love them!

  6. I love the library too... and I need to utilize it more. I just canceled NetFlix but I do have Direct TV and lately it is on HGTV if I am here alone... and I have no remote control if my hubby is around. I do half to be in the mood to read... but when I am its hard to put down the books to do other things.


  7. The library mascot? Adorable.

    I never really got into reading till I got married. That's one thing that's rubbed off on me from marrying a Jackson.

    And I addedd The Help to my to-read list after you posted about that one.

  8. That is one of the sweetest things I've read! From one book-o-phile to another, I hear you! No tv or netflix here either- I'm too busy reading!

  9. I love the Summit County library, too! And, well, all libraries. Even though I frequent them quite often, it never ceases to amaze me that I get to walk outta there with all those books - FOR FREE!

  10. This makes me so happy! I love hearing great things about our world.

  11. One of my favorite PC memories is when I ran into Vic at the library. I was checking out with a couple of "shoulder shrug books"... you know that "eh..I'll try it" variety. Vic stopped me and inquired and then said "you don't want to read those, follow me." Which I had the good sense to do! He piled up some books in my arms and smiled and took off.
    He was right of course, the book he recommended is still one of my favorites.
    Much love now and always.
    P.S. Bella's favorite right now and always is Peter Pan. Unfortunately she can't figure out why I can't get through a chapter w/o feeling spirit and being moved to tears.

  12. Just found your blog. I applaud your "good grief" efforts. Really.
    I'm actually in the middle of writing a book about my experience being a 20-something and having gone through a divorce. I think an important part of healing can be when we choose to transform our losses in a way that provides empathy and healing for others. :)


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