It’s been a lovely first full week of 2010. The children, all happy to see each other after the break, were excited to tell stories of holiday adventures. Our weather stayed somewhat mild through Friday when it bagan to pour, and pour, and pour. Then yesterday the sun can out and it turned warm, with a wildly cloud-streaked sky and beautiful winter light. If it were cold we would have had snow by now but I think we may be past that possibility for this Winter.
I have to say that neither of these challenges would be possible for me without the Seattle Public Library system. I have very little discretionary income to spend on books and rely on the library for 90% of my reading material.
And here is my rant for the week. I think the public library system is one of the last truly democratic institutions left, at least in the US. It drives me crazy that we can come up with all kinds of “public-private” schemes to fund and build fancy new sports stadia, and Seattle can afford to give mega-developers huge tax breaks , but can’t manage to keep our libraries open 7 days a week.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful reading week. To find out more about Sunday Salon visit here.