I need to give a big shout out to this morning’s third grade visitors accompanied by Miss McNulty, Mrs. Null and Mrs. Jones. The children were a little damp around the edges from their walk down. We talked about super heroes and super powers. Not everyone has x-ray vision, razor sharp claws or webs shooting from their wrists. However, we all do have the ability for the greatest super power of all; the ability to read. As I like to say; If you can’t read, you can’t BE.
We talked about how important reading is in every aspect of life from getting a driver’s permit to using it in a future career. One little boy told me he wanted to be a professional chef and we decided that he would be reading lots of cookbooks and recipes. Two girls noted they want to be veterinarians so of course, there would be much scientific reading to be done. There were even a couple of would-be professional baseball players. I teased one of my pals that he would have to read the rules of baseball and grow a beard like his beloved Red Sox. Without exception, they were well behaved, engaging and full of enthusiasm. It was a delight having them at the library.
Everyone was sent home with a library card application. So, dear parents, the ball is now in your court. See that your child has a library card and make visiting the library a part of your family routine. Remember, we are all capable of developing and bringing to full use the super power of reading. Grow it in your children, you will not be sorry.
The Reaney Library is open M, T, W and F 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday and Friday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM – noon.