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Oh, The Places We Will Go!

                                         “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay
                                         where we are.”  Well, Mason Cooley certainly got that
                                         right.  The American college professor (1927-2002) was
                                         known for his witty aphorisms. “The time I kill is killing me”
                                         is another favorite of mine.  That’s why I’m 100 percent
                                         certain his “bubble” would have had shelves brimming with
                                         books to make the most out of this very long quarantine.

                                         I know I have. I’ve ticked off dozens of great titles this
                                         year—including most of the Library’s top 20 books for 2020
                                         (see page 14). You probably have, too.  After all, books are
             one of the things that have brought us together.  But it’s the community we have
             built around them that has kept us together. And for me—and many others—that’s
             why social distancing has been the hardest part of all.

             Yet, for almost a year, we’ve found ways to stay connected. And we hope that
             our first issue of this new digital magazine, Cover to Cover, will be another way to
             share news about people,  programming, online resources and future plans—which
             include our 30th Anniversary on South Street celebration in October. (We’ll start
             with the reasoning behind our new name on the next page!)

             This is YOUR Library.  We’d love to hear from you. Your suggestions and ideas are
             always welcome.

             For now, stay safe, keep smiling and find adventure cover to cover! As Mason
             Cooley would say, “While we are reading, we are all Don Quixote.”

             Anne Phelan
             Chief Executive Officer
             Plymouth Public Library Foundation
             508.830.4250 x 216

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