The Free Public Library!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The public library is free, and believe it or not, it’s not even guarded! That’s right ladies and gentlemen of all ages and all shapes and sizes! You can just walk right into that incredibly valuable building and just take whatever priceless knowledge you want without even paying for it! Yup! You can just take it! You don’t even have to wait for the drawbridge to drop to storm this castle! Just rush inside like a knight in shining armor and take whatever books and whatever knowledge that you want!

It’s so amazing that I’m going to have to say it again! The public library is free, and it will give you an incredibly valuable education, as well as anything else your little heart may desire. You can actually walk in there and spend as much time as you want, and then walk out as a higher quality person. Can you believe that?

I feel so lucky to have known about our free public library system for the last twenty-five-years. And during that time I have never stopped sipping from the fountain of knowledge and potential power that has been made so easily available to all of us. And come to think of it now, I can’t see myself ever stopping the winning habit of sucking up everything I can from this country’s library system.

Hmm… Imagine another twenty-five-years of this country’s public library system feeding my brain and quenching my thirst for knowledge and potential power. Wow! Now I’m imagining fifty more years of feeding my brain and quenching my thirst… It’s mind-boggling, wouldn’t you agree? Nothing is impossible with sustained effort over time in a library.

How could any one of us not take advantage of how easy the public library system has made it to be a lifelong learner? Just look at all that information floating in the middle of all of those neatly stacked aisles of books!

Now teens and even tweens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember, the public library is free and it will give you an incredibly valuable education. But this will only happen if you stop sitting on your hands and get up and get your feet moving toward your public library; and don’t forget your library card! And once again, thanks for all that you do, and all that you will do…