“libraries literally aren’t just places to obtain books for free.
they’re one of the few public spaces left in our society
where you’re allowed to exist without spending any money.”
image credit: ala (american library archives poster, circa 1921)
image credit: kerrytown bookfest
for a wonderful surprise
from two of my friends
who gave me their set of original golden books
something i have always wanted
since i was a young child.
they knew i would treasure them.
“life is always bringing unexpected gifts.”
when visiting the detroit public library
m is shocked to find that books
have been banned in the past
and learns a huge lesson.
“censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”
-laurie halse anderson, Speak
after spending weeks
immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales
the fairy tea party
with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups
fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,
giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes
all served on real china
ready to be discovered
by the kinder fairy -folk
upon their return from the tower.
“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”