Libraries are still one of my favorite places. When I was a kid my mother used to limit the number of books I was allowed to check out each week (I believe the limit was 7). By her logic I couldn't keep straight of more books than I could carry out on my own. It seemed to work since I never really marred my record with a late return until I was much older. The best part though had to be the summer reading programs--I was once participating in one that allowed me to earn personal pan pizzas. Free reading in exchange for pizza? I wish that deal was still available for adults...But I suppose nowadays we must content ourselves with knowledge for knowledge's sake, or if you're more interested in science fiction (like myself) then entertainment for entertainment's sake. Although I do need to read more on Irish history and folklore.


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