Join the library

Published 9:22 am Monday, November 28, 2016

Among the top things I believe a sound community should have is a public library. I might even place it at the top of the list, but I’m sure folks would want water and electricity first before books. Actually, it is easier to read lots of books when there’s plenty of light and a cool glass of water to drink.

I find libraries to be important for many reasons. First and foremost, they are repositories of books. Yes, youngsters, books — those horrible things teachers make you open and leaf through at school. Oh, I understand; I love my iPhone and computer and would love a tablet or even a smart watch.

But there’s nothing like a real live book in your hands.

A library is both a refuge and repository of knowledge. For these reasons — but mostly books — I urge you to join the Victoria or Ripberger (Kenbridge) libaries.

Martin L. Cahn is the managing editor of The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch. His email address is