The One-Card Tour
April 23, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009—It’s officially launched: a tour of all 41 libraries in our local Minuteman Library Network.
Who’s part of this event? Close friends who often head out on field trips together: Lola, age 8, who first suggested the tour; Bubbles, age 9; and 21, age 11; along with their moms, Virginia and yours truly. All of us, library lovers. The kids even more so when they travel together.
Why the tour? It’s pretty amazing that we can stroll into any one of dozens of libraries, browse the stacks, settle into a cozy corner to read, then check out all sorts of wonderful reading material just by presenting this one single card, free of charge. So we’re celebrating that fact. At the same time, each library has its own character, and we’d like to discover that as the tour unfolds.
Details: Well, we’re still working on those. Do we include all branch libraries (giving us a total of 64 places to visit), or just the main libraries? (All branches would be fun to try for.) What’s our time frame? (We had thought about the end of summer, but maybe it will take the rest of the year, or into next year?) We tend not to hurry once inside a library, so I have a feeling the details will just sort of fall together over time. (We’d never make it as Minutemen.)
Library # 1: Yesterday, Earth Day, we decided to officially start the tour with a library that none of us had been to before and that wouldn’t require too much gas for travel. So we picked the Goodnow Library in Sudbury.
More soon from the tour.