Belle is my absolute favorite Disney character...what's not to love about a girl who loves books? Won't list any spoilers here, but they have literally fleshed out her character, and added to her appeal. Her love of books, libraries, the desire to share her love of reading all came through loud and clear. May this inspire a whole new generation of book lovers and library patrons..
|Sculpture outside my library|
I have raised my own next generation, with whom I have had the pleasure of sharing the love of reading. I have heard them laughing while reading, I've seen them crying while reading. I have heard them say, just one more chapter, when listening to an audio book in the car, although we had already arrived at our destination. I have no doubt that books can move you. We have met some amazing and generous authors together. They have shared their opinions and recommendations, educating and impressing me in the process.
I have my own Belle, Onz. She is a Beauty that reads passionately and thoughtfully. She reads for enjoyment and knowledge. Her recommendations and conversations have made me think and consider well beyond the words on the page. Words matter, on the page and in life. Words inform, choose wisely. Books can change opinions, values, and action. I know, I learned it from my daughter.
I hope you enjoy a book today!