Thursday, May 03, 2007

Well, Columbia County, We Just Want to Thank You!

Well Columbia County, we just want to thank you for the wonderful turnout for our first One Book One Community program. This was a great learning experience for all of us, and we want to make it better! We want to get more involvement and hear your suggestions. Shortly we will begin taking your suggestions at the library for the next 'One Book' everyone will be reading, but if you are reading and this and have a suggestion now, please post your suggestion as a comment! We are taking suggestions throughout the summer months and hope to announce the next title this fall.

Thanks for all you do to support the library and your community! You are what makes Columbia County, Georgia what it is and we applaud your efforts!


Anonymous said...

Here's the question, if your 12 year old child asked to go to the library or the park (Patriots, Blanchard Woods, etc) what would you answer?

Now, how 'bout if she asked to walk or ride her bike? Would your answer change?

How did we get to where "go" means "load up the car and drive?"

Does anyone else think it's strange that we have load our bikes in the car to go for bike ride? Why can't we get there on our bikes!?

Have we missed an opportunity to really strengthen, improve, and enrich our community? Not completely... but if we don't wake up soon, we will have.

Read this book!

Walk for Your Life! Restoring Neighborhood Walkways to Enhance Community Life, Improve Street Safety and Reduce Obesity
by Marie Demmers

Anonymous said...

I can agree with that. I wish Augusta and Columbia County officials would work to make the area more pedestrian friendly. It seems that everything is super spread out. Augusta could be a wonderful bike/ pedestrian area, however, officials let big box stores spread out, spreading out traffic and making the area harder to access by bike or foot. Sad really.

Anonymous said...

I would like the community to read something other than southern literature. I know we are in the south but we should broaden our sights. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" would be an excellent read and so would the "Bonesetter's Daugther."