Why Libraries Should Love Taylor Swift
As a resident of Nashville, it’s almost a requirement to be at least vaguely familiar country music–at least in the sense that we know names if we don’t know songs.
So when it comes to Taylor Swift, it’s hard to exist, much less live in the same town, without at least knowing a few things about her. The music is poppy and bouncy, and she always seems to be smiling, even when Kanye West is standing right next to her and insulting her in front of a national TV audience.
So she seems like a nice girl. And, now, I’ll say that she’s a nice, charitable girl–a nice, charitable girl who donated 14,000 Scholastic books to Nashville’s public library system. If you love books, that should make you smile, even if you don’t have the slightest clue what Taylor Swift sings.
According to this article, the books that aren’t put into circulation in the library system will be given to kids in lower-income families and to preschools and daycare centers.
What I like about this is that, while Taylor Swift could’ve easily just written a check (and there’s nothing wrong with that!), she put a little thought into it and met a local library system at the source of its need. That’s pretty cool.
If you could donate a crapload of books to a library, what books would you donate?