Some of my earliest memories are of my mother taking my brothers and me to the Waterloo Public Library. We would lay in the “big” bed at night and she would read us library books. My mother instilled in me a love of books, reading, and libraries that I have never lost. I hope I have done the same for my children, and now enjoy passing it on to grandchildren. My mother would be incredibly happy if she could see her great-grandchildren turning into readers.
We owned a few books, but didn’t have much money, and the library was crucial to providing the number and variety of materials children need. The Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation’s spring fundraiser happens to fall on Mother’s Day this year. How fitting. The Foundation makes many things possible at our library, among them are providing families with great collections and free programs (children even earn books of their own through participation in the summer reading program thanks to Foundation support!).
Please join us on Sunday evening, May 8th, for some fine music and fellowship in support of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. For more information, to buy tickets, or make a donation go to http://www.icpl.org/support/looking-forward/ or call 356-5249 and speak to Patty McCarthy. Your mother will be proud.