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Events on April 20, 2013

Event Paws to Read     10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Paws to Read is a time to share a book with a four-legged friend and become a “Paw-some” Reader. Trained therapy dogs visit the library where children choose ...
Event Used Book Sale     8:30 AM — 3:00 PM
Location & Hours

321 S. Prairie St.
Bethalto, IL 62010

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Mon-Thu: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

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"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."

—Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Austrian writer, The Metamorphosis, The Trial