Window on the World

Capital campaign chairman Ron Knight likes to say that the library is a “window to the Internet”–and during these tough times, free high-speed Internet access is extra important to a lot of people.

The library is also a “window” on literacy, learning and–ultimately–knowledge. What does the library connect you to?

May the windows on Mendon’s new library, shown here being installed, remind us of all the opportunities a library opens up.

  1. Martha
    February 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    For me, books are even more of a window on the world than the internet. The internet focuses on quick sound bites, but there is nothing like a book to cover a topic in depth or tell a good story. Books build your imagination, improve your ability to use language, and take you deep in the past as well as allow you to dream about the future. Horray for the new library!

  2. Allene Lind
    February 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I use the library to get books to rotate through my classroom for free reading. I don’t have many restrictions on what they can read at that time of the day. They love the graphic novels, the “Wimpy Kid” series, and some of them devour the DK photo books on nonfiction subjects. A child can take a book under his or her desk and read. They can go out in the hallway to read. They can share a book with a friend, and often do. I could not provide the variety or the depth from my own book collection, and our school library resources are limited.

    My own reading habits? Huge. Omnivorous.

    I love our library now, and will love our new library when it’s finished. Many thanks to all who make this library what it is, and what it will be.

  3. Andrew
    March 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Many times I just see people poking around on Facebook. and playing games.

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