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Why I love America

   Ironically, speaking freely and having the right to do so, means that someone else can tell me not to speak. With that comes the liberty to listen, ignore, or be caught up in something else entirely. I can express my discontentment, and I can be a part of the change that I’d dream of. I …

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My First Year

Dear Patrons,    Saturday, September 26th marks the first full year of my employment at Mound City’s library. I have nothing but the utmost gratitude for the director, Ginny. Over the past year she’s faced many of her own difficulties and helped me get through many of my own. There was a time where I was …

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Cleanliness

Have you heard it said that cleanliness is the closest to godliness?  Cleaning for others requires a certain level of tact. If you move something, you might need to remember where it is. If you throw something away, you might have to account for it. If something was lost, could you tell that it was …

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Leadership

   Leadership is the communion of trust between people. Leadership is a skill. There are many skills people can have, and each one has its use. When it is time for someone of skill to practice, they make good use of it. When our people of many different skills come together, it is leadership that can …

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Being Alone Together

Being Alone    Just the other day I heard a young boy talking with his father. The boy had begun martial arts lessons and hadn’t ever done anything quite like it. He told me he felt different and acted different when his dad was around watching. He enjoys his lessons and he wants to continue learning, …

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

Dolly Parton, beloved singer, actor, humanitarian, and founder of Dolly’s Imagination Library! The international organization has mailed more than 130 Million books since its inception back in 1995. Every year, the Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee, a specially selected panel of early childhood literacy experts, review hundreds of titles for inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination …

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CARD CLUB!

   People love to play games. Games make for a rather powerful and distinct method of pitting and testing our humanity not only against each other, but as allies. Like the taste of Your coffee, or the colors you wear, we all have a game we prefer to share. Monopoly has money, Jamanji teleports you to …

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New Website?

So I’ve started on the webpage remodel, and it’s taken longer and involved more learning than anticipated. People who already know a skill well can make something as sophisticated as webpage development look so simple. It’s simple, but it’s not. I can learn, but it takes time. This is a practice post to help me …

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