First of all, let me take something off my chest.
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Credit: Science Magazine / Heckman
I adore libraries.
Public book rooms, school libraries, university libraries, community book collections....
You name it - I love it!
Love, love, love!
Libraries changed my life.
They helped to forge the person I am today.
However, all these aforesaid libraries are not enough.
One also needs a home library for kids.
Isn't that too strong a word?
Well, for me that is like saying potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto...
We needed one.
We wanted one.
When it comes to home libraries, size does not matter.
It is the thought and effort behind one that count.
Quality trumps quantity if you are creating a home library of children's books.