Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning

Most times you can’t see into the future.

You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.”

In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices.

And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone in the community to come together to play, to learn, to celebrate, and to work on accomplishing goals that serve needs greater than your own.

To do hard things together for the greater good, things that lasts beyond your use date. 

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My Love Affair with Libraries

My love affair with libraries started when I was very young. I grew up in a town with a library housed in a section of a big fancy estate that had been donated to the town. It had giant leaded glass windows, window seats, balconies, nooks and crannies and a beautiful children’s room  which opened … Read moreMy Love Affair with Libraries

V is for Volunteer!

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter V. Volunteer. Volunteer and you’ll learn in so many ways. Volunteer once, or for years, or just a few days. Volunteer when you’re happy, volunteer when you’re sad. Volunteer even with little time to be had. Volunteer for a cause … Read moreV is for Volunteer!

H is for Help.

 Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to you by the letter H. Help. Help in whatever small way you can, whenever there is an opportunity. If you can help in a large way, do it. Hold a door, hug someone, handle a situation with grace and patience. Help spread humor, hilarity … Read moreH is for Help.