I just had an experience that made me smile.
I was just sitting here at my desk when a high school kid walked by. I’m guessing he had just been to the library about a block away because he had a book in his hand. He wasn’t just carrying it, though, he had his nose pressed into it like there was nothing in the world but him and the book.
This is the first time I’ve seen any evidence of the kids from this high school reading, they’re usually much more interesting in SCREAMING! cuss words at each other or throwing a hackey sack back and forth across a crowded street. Seeing this kid reading as if his life depended on it made me happy.
It must be an epidemic! Another group of kids just walked past me that included two girls huddled together pointing things out to each other in a book. I may have to see if this library is brainwashing kids or something, and then volunteer to help.