The Life of Bon: My city needs a good library in the worst way

Sunday, May 31, 2015

My city needs a good library in the worst way

Do you like to take selfies with your baby?  Submit your selfie with the hashtag #UltraHug here where they will be featured.  On July 6th voters will narrow down 20 finalists to 10 winners who will each win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for a nominated community project of their choice.  You 
can read about my nominated community project below.

I live in the good old city of Lehi, Utah.  Lehi has a lot of great things.  It's got many parks.  It's got beautiful hiking trails.  It's got an amazing outlet mall.  It's even got a little drive in called Swig that sells specialty soda and soft soft sugar cookies.  It's a slice of heaven, that place.

One thing Lehi does not have is a rocking library.  It's got a kind-of-okay-halfway-decent library.  It's just not, you know, rocking per se.

Salt Lake county- now Salt Lake county is where it's at for your library needs.  All the libraries within the county send their books, movies, and cds to each other and you can basically get any book in the world that you want in a matter of days.  It's everything that a library system should be.

I can't use the Salt Lake county library system because I don't live in Salt Lake county.  Trust me, I've tried.  I live a couple of miles over the border into Utah county.  I work in Salt Lake county, but they said they don't care, I can't have no library card.

Which means that I am left to Lehi's library for all my library needs.  The waiting lists for books are so long.  They don't have a great kid's section.  The library up and closes whenever it decides to. (On the day we went to visit and take pictures for this post the library was randomly closed.  At 2:00 on a Saturday.  There was no sign on the door.  When we called the library, the message said it was closed for the day for "inventory").  I would love for my community to have a library that can fulfill my reading needs, my children's reading needs, the teenagers' needs that go to the high school down the block.  Right now it just doesn't have the money to be the kick butt library that it needs to be.

That's why I'm nominating the Lehi Library for the $2,000 grant from Huggies.

If you have a local community project that you think could use a few extra dollars, you can nominate it, too!  Go here for the details.

A special thanks to Huggies Snug and Dry for sponsoring such an awesome cause.  I love the idea of people who live in communities to see where the community is lacking and trying to help. And thanks to Huggies too for making such awesome diapers.  June's all about those Snug and Dry diapers.  I tried to sell her on the loose and wet diapers and she was like, mom, no, those are the worst.

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