Friday, September 30, 2011

31 Days of Library Living ~ Medicine For The Soul

Boston Public Library ~ Oldest Library in the United States. 
How I heart the Internet - I can have new friends over for a linky party without having to clean my kitchen. Or cook. Smoochie kisses to Bill Gates and Internet Geeks everywhere! 
And of course, to The Nester for this bloggy bash of bliss, otherwise known as 31 Days. Directly below you will see links to each day of the series and below those links my bloggy purpose for choosing the Library as my topic.

Join me on the endless yellow brick road of learning - the Library!

Day 03: Monday Mornings
Day 04: Access To Knowledge
Day 05: Library Like You Mean It
Day 06: Library Lessons on Pets
Day 07: Library As A Party Planner
Day 08: The Library As Your Halloween Headquarters
Day 09: Enlarging Your Child's World
Day 10: The Magical World of Disney Lives At The Library
Day 11: Spend Less. Share More. Library.
Day 12: The Library Leads To Great Reads
Day 13: Where History Meets The Future
Day 14: Q & A With John The Library Advocate
Day 15: Library Locators
Day 16: Required Reading
Day 17: Shake It Up
Day 18: Look What I Did With A Leaf
Day 19: The Library Leads To Great Reads
Day 20: Learning The Language
Day 21: War And Peace, Library Style 
Day 22: Ticket To Ride
Day 23: Avant Les Film
Day 24: Autumn Song
Day 25: David McCullough
Day 26: The Quiet Teachers
Day 27: Borrow Or Buy
Day 28: Courage To Continue
Day 29: New To You
Day 30: Liberty Is Another Word For Library 
Day 31: Do Not Fear Drawing

Why I Library

~ I'm inspired by reading. I adore the creativity, compassion and courage of others.  
    Especially Librarians. My children have been taught they are superheroes in disguise.
    And they believe me.

~ I'm naturally curious. I want to learn everything I can about the big, beautiful world  
    beyond my doorstep.

~ I believe in Conservation. The library is the pinnacle in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

~ I want my children to witness Learning as a lifelong value. You can Library  
    from the cradle to the grave.      

~ I don't have any financial risk. My reward? Knowledge is gained, horizons are expanded
    and passion is deepened. We bring home media we wouldn't otherwise ~ with no regrets. 

~ Beauty can be borrowed. Remember Cinderella? It's really about the library.    
    That's the story I've told my children and I'm sticking to it. 

The library warmly welcomes us to transform our homes, our lives, into organic schools of wonder.
Arielle as Hedy Lamarr - Hedy was more than just a pretty actress. Inventor Extraordinaire. Find out more by clicking here.   

Whether the children are studying American History at school, 
Nick at the The Capital Building. Don't visit Washington DC without reading this library collection first. 

or the Math Fair that is quickly approaching, 
Joseph D'Agnese's book on Leonardo Fibonacci can be found at your library. Click here for more info.

or my son has discovered his passion for tackle football
Nick's favorite football collection from the library. For more info, click here.

or my daughter and I desire to start a new hobby.

To find out more about this fabulous collection from the library, click here.

The library provides the tools that encourage us to dig deeper.

Watch a magical movie.
Listen to marvelous music.
Cook up delicious memories in the kitchen.
Read anything you desire ~ especially to your children.

Sweet Library! All five senses are gloriously utilized

My current favorite collection:
Watch: Amelie
Listen: Adele

Inspired by Grace Bonney herself. 
To see more of my Beautifully Balanced Collections from the library, click here.

I'm not an expert (I just play one in my head) but I'd love to share how our family has thrived on a diet of Library Living. I hope you'll join me in this 31 Day exercise. 

Yes ~ I view the library as health for the body, mind and soul. 

For thousands of years, generations before us viewed the library the same way. Please join me as we dig deeper during the 31 Days of October. Your participation through comments bring this blog to life, and I would love to visit with you. Why do you Library?