Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
Give yourself the gift of knowledge. Like all school kids, I made a trip to the public library to get my first card when I was in kindergarten. My love of reading grew from there and I would find myself polishing off a book a week for many years. As I got older and school work began demanding more of my attention, my reading slowed slightly, and when I got to University it was reserved almost entirely for textbooks. I’ve long since graduated and have managed to find the time for my long lost love: the book, however, my library card was from my hometown. I’m embarrassed to admit that it was only recently that I finally went out and acquired a Kingston Frontenac Public Library card and just by having it, I’ve found myself reading more. Our library system is excellent and we should all be taking advantage of the free books, DVDs, CDs and various other resources at our disposal. So go out and get yourself a library card! It’s free, it’s easy and it will open up a whole new world of possibilities.
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link and encouraging the participation of your friends and family. By joining together in our weekly challenge, we hope to accomplish big and positive things for our community.