Yes, I know, when I retired you heaved a sigh of relief and said to yourself that I’d never be asking for a donation again.
I am going to participate in the Spring Readathon to benefit our fabulous Tompkins County Public Library. The event takes place on May 7th, and I will be reading some of my favorite poetry. I invite you to sponsor me. You can easily donate online, or send a check. Your tax deductible contribution will help build the collection and support the enormous number of special services the wonderful library staff provides.
I'm taking part in this event because I love the library. Having been a trustee for several years, I have learned about the astonishing array of services and programs the staff provides, with a deep commitment to make the library a place where all feel welcome. I delight in sitting in a comfortable chair (virus permitting!) and reading something that has tickled my interest. I especially love watching the excitement of children as they check out a pile of books
So if you can, join me for a half hour of W.H. Auden, Sharon Olds, and others whose words have touched my heart.