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  • Quinn's two, and wants to know everything there is to know about the world. She's the youngest of three, all my daughters. And wicked curious about the world.

    On Saturdays during the school year, and whenever we feel like it in the summer time, I take Quinn and her sisters to the library, where we explore our town and the world.

    I love this library branch, tucked into a shopping center - the 21st Century kind, mind you, not a mall. But a big open space of chain stores and little guys.

    The library has toys and playthings everywhere in the children's section, and Quinn always goes for those. We do a puzzle or two, or she finds a crayon and some scrap paper with which to fiddle.

    On this day, though, Quinn discovered the books at the library. Turns out the place is full of books.

    Who knew?

    And now Quinn approaches each one with some of my favorite questions:
    "What's this?"
    "Can I look at it?"
    "Daddy, will you read this to me?"
    "Can I sit up here?"
    "Can I check this out?"

    I love my daughters. I love the library. I love very much that two of my loves have found each other.
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