Yesterday at school, I found a library bag in my mailbox in the staff room. When I opened it, there were 27 little King Country Library cards on bracelets for my students. All the kids have to do is take their bracelet card to the library to be activated and they will have their own library card. They were thrilled! And I was very impressed that the library system (or at least our local branch) would put together this wonderful gift for all the second graders in the school. I remember my Dad telling us that 8 is the “age of responsibility.” My students (most of them turning 8 this year) were delighted to be told that they were old enough, and considered responsible enough, to be given their own library card by our neighborhood library. Isn’t that great?