Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Books, that is. Bring Your Own Books.
The Citadel is a survival plan, pure and simple. We are anticipating some level of social/political/economic collapse and are building a defensible location to ride out the storm.
As part of that plan the Citadel needs to have its own library. Good old fashioned paper, in case the collapse goes full grid down and all of our wonderful electronics are of limited or no use. We especially need to have reference material, how to, history and educational materials (reading, writing and 'rithmatic). Of course a good selection of fiction has its place as would a good children's book section.
Many of you are probably like me and have accumulated a collection of these types of books over the years. They are heavy and take up a lot of room so I had been thinking of selling or giving most of them away. Now, however, I'm going through them and bringing the good ones to the Citadel to be donated to the library. If you are in the same situation and can afford the weight and space, please consider bringing your books with you and donating them to the Citadel library.
Our library will help preserve both our knowledge and our culture. In its own way it is as vital to our future as our food, water, firearms and city walls.