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David Cumby

"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him" Thanks

I am good at giving a damn.

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Bridgetown, Nova Scotia
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bridgetownbaptist.ca

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    Why I'm Building A New Clean Plate Culture via magazine.good.is

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    How We're Bringing Showers to the Homeless via magazine.good.is

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    Five Ways that Games are More than Just Fun via magazine.good.is

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    David Cumby9 months ago

    This is why GOLF is such a great Game ... really fits ALL 5 of these when you play with a group, especially in a diff. foursome each week as in "drawn"teams in men's Golf I play once a week.

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    Bridging the Book Gap: Because Income Shouldn't Determine Access via magazine.good.is

    Justin Minkelover 1 year ago

    That's a great point, David. I live in a town (Fayetteville, Arkansas) with an incredible library, and I'm constantly amazed by the services and resources it provides for free, beginning with babies and continuing through teens.

    Classroom libraries are critical, too--I've seen wonderful class libraries with bookshelves stacked with high-quality books and beanbags for the kids to plop down on, and I've seen class libraries even for young kids that consist of10 or 15 tattered books jammed in a bin in a corner.

    Given how much money our school system spends on other reading-related interventions (textbooks, workbooks, software), high-quality literature and informational texts should be seen as an investment worthy of solid annual funding.

    David Cumbyover 1 year ago

    Thanks for taking the time to dialogue Justin ... I am a former public librarian of 23 years in Nova Scotia, with one joint school-public library branch among our seven, and two bookmobiles that served schools. We often wondered if we wree hurting school library and classroom library developemnet as teh amount of money the $80 million dollar school board was putting into each school or classroom (other than textbooks) amounted to half ($50,000) compared to the $100,000+ our 1 million dollar public library system spent on new material purchases each year.

    Even with that we couldn't keep up with the demand for popular/ classic Children's/youth fiction (picture books to Junior/youth novels) and Junior non-fiction materials which were meant to be a second line of support to children, families and schools in the literacy/learning process. $50,000 out of 80 million = 1/100th of a percent for library support materials other than textbooks, and other learning supports (such as computer, internet access) etc.
    It seems that the latter in particular has devalued the emphasis on the need for promoting the value of extra curricular reading & lifetime reading and learning!!

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    David Cumbyover 1 year ago

    A great initiative and project idea for others, but it seems to me a regular partnership with and encouraging use of the Public (and school) libraries in your individual areas should be able to fill some of the gap ... That is the mission of the Free Public Library and the school library movements. Of course, there is an added benefit in giving children personal/home ownership rather thn just a loan of age-appropriate, interesting books.

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