Fall is time for cooler weather, leaves changing, getting ready for the holidays. For many, it is also a time to pause and practice gratitude. Join us during the month of November for our Gratitude Scavenger Hunt and help us find the books you’re grateful for!
There may be times when a book can have a strong effect on our lives, whether it is a self-help book, or a collection of humorous essays that pulled us out of a blue funk. Maybe a book provided a brief respite from a busy day. Or, perhaps some of us learned a new skill from a book which helped us secure a promotion or new job. Regardless of the situation, we’d like to take a moment to show our gratitude for books - and we’d like your assistance.
Visit this form to tell us about a book you’re grateful for. Let us know what the book is and why you’re grateful. We’ll fill out a bookmark for you and place it in that book for someone to discover it in the future. (We will use your first name only.) We hope it will have some impact on them as well.
You can also visit one of our four library locations, fill out your own bookmark and place it in the book yourself! Kids and teens can also participate.
Library staff will also be participating and these are some of the reasons they are grateful for books:
- Books keep you sane during your awful rush-hour commute.
- Books have the remarkable power to put the rowdiest of children to sleep.
- Books teach you to empathize with people you’ve never met and help you tolerate the people you have.
- When you need to put the world on a time out, books are there for you.
- Books allow us to vicariously experience a range of emotions, from heartbreak to terror to despair to jealousy.
- Reading is one of the few things you can do in sweatpants on the couch that qualifies as “constructive.”