Monday, November 3, 2008


This doesn't have any direct bearing on the library, but it is an important issue (and the Kids Pick the President campaign - which is the brainchild of Vera in the Annex - has encouraged almost 300 kids to come into the library and cast their vote for President).
I'm not only going to urge you to get out and vote tomorrow, I'm also going to urge you to bring your kids and grandkids. As everyone knows, children learn by example. What better example could you set than by taking them into the polls with you as you exercise your right and responsibility to choose your elected representatives? I've dragged my daughter in with me to every primary, local and state election for the past 7 years and she has gone from seeing Election Day as just an opportunity to pick up a pretty sticker ("I've Voted") and a cookie to being the day when you get to pick who's in charge (we haven't tried to explain the Electoral College to her yet).
Make this Election Day a family day, and show your kids that this is something important - something that is part of being an adult. (And be sure to thank the poll volunteers for all those yummy cookies!)

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