Catch the Reading Bug
November 23, 2010
There are a lot of "bugs" in the news these days. Haiti has cholera. Hotels have bed bugs, and computer emails deliver viruses! The next version of the flu is just over the horizon according to the news.
We have a book called Plague: the Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World's Most Dangerous Disease by Wendy Orent. It talks about the history of a terrible disease we now only associate with the "Dark Ages". But, could it be reintroduced into the modern world as we know it? The plague helped bring down the Roman Empire, and changed Europe at the end of the Middle Ages. Could it also have a part in future American history?
A most friendly bug, the reading bug, is on the loose at Mid-Continent Public Libraries. Its effects are all good, and it can be contracted in thirty Mid-Continent branches in our three county areas. We fed the "reading bug" by intra-library loaning and moving over 2,200,000 library materials last year to satisfy customer’s requests. Drop by a Mid-Continent branch near you today and indulge your reading bug.