Looking for Love: See a Heart, Share a Heart

Heart shapes

It all started with spilled ice cream.  Artist Eric Telchin looked at the splatter of this mishap and saw a heart shape.  Soon he was discovering hearts everywhere and photographing the evidence. His images have been collected in the uplifting book “See a Heart, Share a Heart.”  

I stumbled upon this bright and cheerful book while straightening the children’s area, and now I am obsessed. Racing out over my lunch break, I found hearts in my foundation’s peeling paint, a gum stain on the sidewalk and the foliage. What remained of my dog’s bone was also a perfect heart, but he saw me eyeballing it and raced out to bury the treasure. Over a week later, I have an entire collection of hearts and a new way of looking at the world. Some people see a piece of trash; I see the symbol of love (a symbol I document and then deposit where it belongs). Continue reading

Little Red Reading Bags Now Available

They’re here! Our new Little Red Reading Bags for ages 3-5 are now available for you to take home. You can come to the Columbia Public Library to check out one of these kits, or you can place one on hold in our online catalog. The bags contain books, DVDs, music CDs and toys on twelve different themes, plus a sheet of activities to support children’s early literacy skills. Check one out today!