What happens when you donate to the Columbia Public Library Capital Campaign?
YOU are investing in our future!
I read an article recently by author Neil Gaiman, who said that we all have an obligation to IMAGINE! He stated that the act of reading has so many benefits – it helps raise literate children, helps build empathy, and inspires innovation. Libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, and freedom of communication. Libraries are also about education, access to information, entertainment, and making safe spaces. Literacy is more important today than ever. Libraries are the portals to the future. And Gaiman believes we have an obligation to support libraries. He reminds us that Albert Einstein was asked once how we could make our children intelligent. His reply was both simple and wise. “If you want your children to be intelligent,” he said, “read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Einstein understood the value of reading, and of imagining. YOU, my friends, can help us build a library where the community can IMAGINE!
NEW WORLDS AWAIT – Just imagine the possibilities!
Thank you for your support!