I see now that dismissing YA books because you’re not a young adult is a bit like refusing to watch thrillers on the grounds that you’re not a policeman or a dangerous criminal, and as a consequence I’ve discovered a previously ignored room at the back of the bookstore that’s filled with masterpieces I’ve never heard of.
The Friends of the Canterbury Library is very pleased to announced that we have received a donor challenge from an anonymous long-time member. The member, who credits their father for inspiring a life-long interest in reading and library patronship, has agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar (up to $1,000), any contributions made to the Friends of the Library in honor or in memory of their fathers. Contributions must be made between now and Father’s Day, June 16, 2013.
We hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of this very generous challenge and, essentially, double any contributions you can make to our organization. The Friends of the Canterbury Library’s purpose is to raise funds that help the Canterbury Library improve its collections, programs, and facilities.
Contributions can be mailed to ‘Friends of the Canterbury Library, P.O. Box 453, Canterbury, CT 06331’ with a note identifying the honored father. Contributions can also be made through our online WishList here, through PayPal (send to recipient email@example.com), and a contribution jar located in the library itself.
All honored fathers (along with the donor’s name, with their permission) will be posted in the Library after Father’s Day. Any questions about this Father’s Day Challenge can be directed to Cait at the library at 860-546-9022 or through the ask box!
Books I love - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
“Nobody can guarantee that it’s going to be okay, but — and I don’t know if this will be comforting to anyone else — the possibility exists that there’s a piece of corn on a floor somewhere that will make you just as confused about why you are laughing as you have ever been about why you are depressed. And even if everything still seems like hopeless bullshit, maybe it’s just pointless bullshit or weird bullshit or possibly not even bullshit.I don’t know.But when you’re concerned that the miserable, boring wasteland in front of you might stretch all the way into forever, not knowing feels strangely hope-like.”-Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Depression, Part Two