Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

For me, books are music for my mind and my imagination. When I am stuck in something I’m writing, I simply read my way out of being stuck.  You can never waste time reading.

Cynthia Kadohata
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

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