This week I am keeping it simple
I am grateful for libraries
What an amazing concept to lend books freely to people, especially when books are so often expensive in NZ.
I love that we can walk to our local library in 5 minutes and it has a cafe and it seems to be totally acceptable to sit and have your toddler make a huge crumbly mess on the floor while you read books together and chat to friends. The variety of books is amazing too – as you can see by my current selection!
Reading and learning to read are a great pleasures and privilege. For so many people in the world reading isn’t something they can do and access to a place filled with glorious free books to enjoy is a complete dream.
NZ does libraries really well. They are colourful, interactive, happy spaces not the stern, musty, whisper-only places depicted in many children’s books.
What are you grateful for today?