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Friday, February 11, 2011

For the Disbelievers

To anyone out there who might think that kids are no longer reading: take a look at this picture. The other day, I asked a few of the kids hanging around the reference desk, "What do you guys like to read?" They answered enthusiastically, with minimal arm-twisting or tooth-pulling on my part. One particularly energetic girl exclaimed, "I'll show you!" and ran off in the direction of the fiction section. When she returned, she looked like this:

She dropped the stack almost immediately after this picture was taken. I forgave her.
 So, yeah! Kids are still reading. Kids still like books. And some kids will even share them with you. All you have to do is ask.


  1. Hmm, let's see. The FountainHead by Ayn Rand, The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner, Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy . . . and The Justin Beiber Story???

  2. The Biebs will find his way into the canon of classic literature. Just you wait.

  3. Adorable. It almost makes me want to have kids :)

  4. As I made my way to the front doors to open this Saturday I was greeted by a 2, 7 and 10 year old all waiting eagerly with books in hand, peeking in the doors. Made a great start to the day. :)