Showing posts from September, 2014

Little Free Libraries

Very recently, I read a story about Spencer Collins. Nine-year-old Spencer had set up a 'Little Free Library' in his front yard as a Mother's Day present for his mother because ,"Reading is one of my favorite things to do. We built it on Mother’s Day as a present for my mom because she really wanted one.” He wanted his friends and neighbours to be able to 'take a book, return a book.' It was a fantastic gift, not just for his mother, but for the whole community. But, it wasn't to long before his local town council caught wind of this and made Spencer take it down, due to its' alleged violation of city ordinances. Spencer and his family fought this decision and, after a personal appeal to the town council by Spencer, his Little Free Library was reinstated! Fantastic result! Spencer is an inspiration. I had heard of Little Free Libraries before (and think it's a brilliant idea which the entire whole should support.) But I hadn't really done a

Hi...remember me?

Oh my dear heavens! I've let nearly all of September (and August, to be fair) pass by without posting. If you are reading this now....thank you so much for sticking with me! What a summer this has been. So many changes, so much shuffling around, so much to do...I do think it's been more time-consuming then normal. But here we are back in September (well and truly); kids back into their school routines, silly summer season over. I do want to make one plea to you all out there (in internet-land). As we go about our busy day-to-day; lets-get-things-done lives (as we must); please, please please, take the time to read to your children. It is so very important. And not just little to them throughout their lives with you. Read to them (or with them) right into the time they are teenagers. You may be thinking this won't matter to them; that they won't want you to; that they can read themselves and don't need this. Nothing is further from the truth! Read