My youngest sister Dani and I were born 12 years apart, meaning that while I was starting my freshman year of college, she was just starting first grade. While I was coming home from school during winter breaks, she was trying to figure out whether or not Santa was real. When I got home on these breaks, I resumed my position…

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About a month ago, on a Friday around 5 p.m., I was getting ready to leave for the weekend when my boss came to my desk. She asked if I could help move books in the basement. There was a sewage leak that had already destroyed a whole bookshelf full of brand new picture books, and the plumber was worried…

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I love books. So much so, I chose English as my college major just so I could get academic credit for reading novels instead of textbooks. I also love libraries, and being able to borrow books for free is incredible! The latest in free book exchanges is the Little Free Library. In their words, “Little Free Library is a nonprofit…

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Before we begin, take a moment and think about the country, the city, or the town you live in. Imagine the streets; breathe in the air; think about what you see. Are there parks filled with laughing children? Perhaps affordable stores are stocked with food and shared among the people? Or is it a little bit like our city, where…

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