A. Howe Public Library
PAST MEETS THE FUTURE
ON THE LIBRARY
How are you living your life today to have good memories for
tomorrow? One life-affirming action is reading. Itís a gift to give to
yourself, your family and friends.
Create memories by encouraging your family to read together. When you
start reading to children at an early age, a bond forms. The personal
interaction gives enjoyment for the moment and pleasant remembrances in
One of my positive memories involves my best friendís preschooler.
I would select five or six picture books from the library, go to their
home and spread the books on the carpet. He would choose a book, bring
it to the couch, crawl into my lap and snuggle in. I remember one
brightly colored book where a bear on a bicycle pedaled off a dock into
icy cold water. He shivered.
Imagination gives you the ability to experience new realities. You
are trapped in the suffocating darkness of a subterranean cave. You are
flying on the back of a magical dragon. You are the detective evaluating
the clues to solve the murder case. You are on a romantic vacation on a
tropical isle. You are riding in a covered wagon on the westward
journey. Your mind expands. Your senses sharpen. You are never bored.
"Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Mary Jacobs,
library director. Articles are written and published monthly
in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.
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date below to read an article from the archive.
|July 1, 2003
|June 16, 2003
|May 12, 2002
|April 14, 2003
|February 19, 2003
|January 7, 2003
|December 14, 2002
|October 1, 2002
|August 12, 2002
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|Maybe you just prefer
facts. Reading gives you knowledge. What is the best car to buy? What
are the constellations in the northern sky? What is a good investment
strategy in the current economic market? What are the dimensions of a
cord of wood? What are the options to replace a bathroom floor? What
questions do you have? Find the answers by reading.
There is nothing new under the sun. Whatever emotional, physical,
mental or spiritual difficulties you are experiencing, someone else has
walked the same path before you. You may be seeking a more meaningful
life, recovering from a loss, or coping with illness. Reading about how
others lived through similar circumstances verifies that you are not
alone. There is hope in every situation.
yourself the gift of reading! Click
here to search the catalog for memorable books to read alone or share with
|Reading provides possibilities.
Imagination opens new worlds. Information gives options for learning and
improving. Real life stories show the way to prevail. What have you read
that: stimulated your imagination, taught you something important,
influenced your life, or provided a fond memory? If you are interested in
sharing your story, write a short description (100 words or less) and send
it to my attention, Mary Jacobs, at the library. We may publish your story
in future library columns. In the meantime, enjoy life and read.
This page was last updated December 22, 2005.