Think Positive!

All the news is so negative these days! I guess it sells newspapers and keeps people reading online. So — I was happy this morning when I picked up the newspaper. It was cold but the sun was shining and there was a positive article on the front page of the local “family life” section about libraries. “Readers roar for increases in library funding,” by Jennifer Berry Hawes. Jennifer says that she got a slew of responses to an earlier column she wrote about libraries and how people need and are using the library more and more these days (22% more people applied for library cards and circulation has risen 12% at the local Charleston County Library). There is even a move to launch a “Save the Libraries” bumper sticker. Jennifer (and all of us) hope that the state legislators notice this and don’t slash budgets even more. Let’s think positive! It can’t hurt.
http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/mar/03/readers_roar_increases_library_funding73577/

Speaking of positive news! Have y’all noticed that the Citadel has a good basketball team this year? Like wow! They just posted their 20th win and clinched a bye in the Southern Conference tournament coming up. Here’s hoping they make it to the NCAA. Gosh! And just in case you missed it, there is a “book” connection! The Citadel basketball coach is Ed Conroy, cousin of the best-selling author, Pat Conroy.
http://www.citadelsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5900&ATCLID=3683

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