MY 10 YEARS WITH THE CHILDREN’S BOOK BANK
BY NABHAN RAHMAN, AGE 9
My very first visit to the book bank was in a 4
wheeler (Nope, not a car- it was a stroller) around the early 2008.
Ok, Ok. That does not N-O-T mean, I couldn’t walk, the fact was, the book bank was far away for my tiny little steps. On that day I met two REAL fairies (Kim, and Jane) –the book fairies. With their magic dust of kindness, care, and love they bound me to come, every day for the next 3 months. You can guess that I was about 1.5 yrs old. While coming back on the first day, my mom heard “woof, woof, meow, rabbit.” She searched for the noise, and came to the front of my stroller, found a serious reader! That means, the book bank already created an avid reader.
7 years later it’s 2015 and still the children’s book bank is a wonder to me. Who? Why? How could a lawyer sacrifice her whole career? What is the joy of giving?
It is a museum, it is a library, and it is an inspiration for me. All this helped me make up my mind to have a taste of giving.
Finally, I made up my mind in Oct. 2015 to donate Children’s Book Bank, $5 every month for the rest of my life.
From then, I am eagerly waiting for the months to come, and go.