Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Celebrating libraries

If you haven't already gone to, please do so today. Think about how you might organize or participate in a climate action event in your area on October 24th. Let the country and the world know that you stand up for facing the climate change challenge in a strong and urgent way.

Tim Chadwick took this photo through the window at a Syracuse library, with the reflection of the garden flowers, capturing me at my blogging efforts about a month ago.

Today I want to thank all the wonderful libraries and librarians that hosted me along Route 11, through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York State, with special mention of libraries in Lumberton, MS, where I recuperated from my infected toe; Sweetwater, AL, where the librarians called in a reporter to interview me, and made sure I had enough water to continue my trip; and Mooers, NY, where six of us invaded the library just an hour before closing, on the last day of our walk. We couldn't find a place to buy the New York Times, but we were able to read the article online.

As my husband likes to say, "libraries will get you through times without money better than money will get you through times without libraries."


Bete said...

What a great saying,Guy. I shall certainly quote you. And I love the picture.

Sofia said...

I also love libraries and librarians!

lighter said...

Greetings from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and congratulations on finishing the Great Trek! We'll be sure to announce in church that you did it and did it safely! How inspirational.
Warmest wishes--Doug (Lightfoot)