Book lovers, I have decided to em barque on a journey. This journey is more physical than the land you travel to when you are reading your favorite novel. This is instead the land that encompasses it. Let us call it our literary universe.
Every day I hear people around me say how much they hate reading and they hate writing. Children in schools say that they get frustrated in reading because of standardized tests that make them feel like they aren't good enough. It isn't the child who can't read, it is the teaching and testing that lacks passion for a subject that is built on passion. Literature, like theater and music, can transform your world, take you on an adventure, and free you from all of your insecurities. In 2017, reading in schools is just another hurdle that schools must help children get over so they can continue to get funding and so they won't be considered a failure.
Here is my challenge and my goal. I would like to visit 5 of the best libraries in the United States in order to promote reading awareness. This will not be an easy task so I have set up a Fundly account to help with the costs. The plan would be to spend one day and night in each city, but arrange a reading circle with a local school or non-profit at every stop. I will take plenty of pictures of all of the beautiful places and report back on every single one. If this is successful, I will make my first trip in July and move to different places throughout the year.
The libraries I have chosen are:
Boston Public Library
Library of Congress
Indianapolis Public Library
Morgan Library, New York
The Seattle Central Library
Join me in this cause by donating or joining me at a location should I succeed.