If you are a parent or a Kindergarten teacher, you can probably decode today's title right away, "If summer would last forever." The wishing tree, found at the entrance to the Greensboro's Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, was made at Wednesday's program for school-aged children. Each child wrote a wish and tied it to the tree. So far, the wishes have weathered a storm or two; so, perhaps they will come true. Here are a few of the wishes of our local children:
I wish I could have a puppy.
I wish moving back to my house and see my friend.
I wish I could have a monster truck.
I wish for a teddy bear and a star pillow.
I wish my daddy would quit smoking (signed Emma B).
There are many more wishes in this tree-- from a horse finding a home to always having enough money. Some of the wishes reveal utter childhood abandon; others reveal children who carry in their hearts the worries, fears, and dreams of their parents.
At any rate, all of these creative programs for children and adults as well as plenty of DVD and book choices to borrow for FREE are yours at Greensboro's local public libraries. Even if you don't want to check anything out, you owe it to yourself to stop by a library to see your tax dollars being put to good use. Besides, you could slip a wish or two on the tree............. For a mere $10, you can become a friend of the Greensboro Public Library and support this public goodness. If you follow that link, you can join online! Our wish today is that these wishes will come true.