Recently I was asked to comment on the closing of our old local library and the opening of the new one.
Both my teens are avid readers and without a library close by, we’d have lost out on many adventures between the pages of a book. My son reads so fast that there is no way our budget would keep up with buying all the books he reads.
My daughter participated in summer reading programs and still loves having a pile of books on her nightstand.
As for myself, aside recreational reading, I use the library for research and for reading books on the craft of writing and memoir. I also like to read as many memoirs as I can because I teach a class on Writing Your Personal Story.
I have memories of bringing hope recipe books when I was bored with our current menu.
Libraries offer so much, and I am grateful for ours.
What do you love about the library?
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Melony Teague is a freelance writer who believes everyone has a story to tell and each story is unique and sometimes wilder than fiction. She loves to uncover the good news in society and writes human interest and community pieces. As co-author of As the Ink Flows, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words. In her spare time, she reviews books and interviews authors. These reviews can be found right here on her website. She also teaches seniors in her local community to write their own personal story. Melony Teague was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and their two children and two cats. Check out her recent publications here
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