"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
December 20 End Date
Kids Night Out
Parents! Do you need to finish some Christmas shopping, wrap some presents, or just need a few hours kid free? Roxana Library has you covered. We will be hosting our 4th Annual Kids Night Out event Friday December 20 5:30-7:30! Drop kids at the Library for a fun filled night of Games, Crafts & Snacks. Advance registration is not required but is suggested. If you have questions give us a call 618-254-6713.
January 2 End Date