In this marvelous interview from Keith Gray in Inis Magazine, the obvious is pointed out.... books are for life, not just for homework. Something we need to consider now in mid-summer, as we are preparing our children for going back to school. A very important consideration, especially when we are getting so much negative information on the state of support for our libraries, our bookshops and with the ever-growing push towards digital media for children's books. Kids need books.. you know, paper and print.
And, again, I ask everyone to give some thoughts towards an incentive here to give every school age child a public library card. This would be a fantastic gift towards literacy, imagination and education. Any thoughts? http://www.inismagazine.ie/features/entry/books-are-for-life-not-just-for-homework-Keith-Gray-Interview