Thursday, February 22, 2007

A grace for libraries

Our supporters and friends are surely a grace to us. Here's the dinner grace from our Library Foundation's "Love My Library" dinner, written and delivered by library board member Rev. Willis Bloedow:

O God of imagination and story,
Of memory and retention

Of community and conversation
Of authors and readers

We give you thanks.

We thank you for libraries
And for those who care for what resides therein.

For hospitality and help for those who visit them.

As we give thanks on this night,
We ask that you bless our community and our conversation
Our food and our fun

Bless our love for libraries,
The gift of knowledge and our love and care for each other.

Amen.

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