It was three years ago that I received a ‘free’ gift from the public library. The gift wasn’t a free book or a VIP room for the elite partons… it was this blog you see now. As the American libraries all over the nation are facing a crisis of having to shut its doors and a government that is too hash to its people who need a library, I’m still wondering where would I be without the aid of a ‘free bookstore’?
Authors Jack London and Ray Bradbury used the library to research and write some of the best books in American literature. It was 50 years ago that we were introduced to a tomboy girl named Scout Finch and her dad, Atticus. You might know these two from Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Although the author of the novel has lived in self-exile and makes rare appearances, Lee’s one-hit book is one of the many reasons why libraries are needed more than ever.
imagine a world were if you were caught reading a book, watching a movie; marrying someone outside the fish… in fact, if you were caught having a blog?
China is like that. Cuba is like that as well. They don’t have a voice and are forced to remain quiet.
We take a lot of things for granted. But the one thing that we shouldn’t take for granted is freedom.
On this anniversary, I want you guys to do something for me.
Instead of spending your hard-earned money on ‘stuff’ that is useless, give 10 per cent of it to your local library or any other charity of a worthy cause. With the money I’ve saved, I’m giving back to the people who matters the most. (One of them is the Public Library!) 😉
It has been three years, but I’m still holding.
The voice of reason(Steve Wilkos) :-O is in my head staying: You’re a bloggie. Get used to it.
And thanks to this ‘free’ gift, I have a gift that I’ll never get tired of.