- Daddy?
she said, coming over from the terminal.
- Can I borrow your library card?

- Why?
I asked.
- Didn't you just check out your books?

- Umm...
She said.
- It won't let me check out anymore because It says I have too many checked out already, and I just have a few more...

- How many do you have checked out right now?
I asked reasonably.

- Fifty.

- Okay.
I said.
- Here's my card. 

There are things we will always make sure our children have plenty of. The top of the list would be books, art supplies, music, and love. After that, I guess that food and a warm place to sleep would be on there.

Public libraries. So, so wonderful and necessary.

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