Two reasons to celebrate

January 28, 2011 at 2:08 am (Animals, books, Library)

The first: British author Philip Pullman’s ringing defense of libraries.

The second: a video from the Best Friends Animal Society describing the work they have done to rehabilitate Michael Vick’s abused dogs:

The fact that these people gave themselves so selflessly to this effort is enough to reaffirm your faith in mankind.

I’ve been a supporter of Best Friends for  a long time. You can see why.

2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth said,

    Hi Roberta,

    I work in a library and even when I didn’t, libraries were always very near and dear to me. Pullman’s article says it all!

    Elizabeth-

  2. kathy d. said,

    Yes! To Philip Pullman for his ode to libraries and readers. It is fantastic.

    My nephew read his books years ago, and I read with amazement of the right-wing’s hostility to him in the U.S., and their campaigns to keep his books out of schools and libraries.

    That endeared him to me.

    So, now I read this terrific speech by him, and think it’s terrific. I hope it goes all over the blogosphere. I’ll send it on, too.

    What is a world without libraries? People need books as surely as food and shelter, from cradle to grave.

    I got my first library card at three, and have loved books ever since.

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