Valentine's Day happened this month, and our world was saturated, once again, with pronouncements of romantic love: flowers, chocolates, poetry, and fancy dinners.

I am not suggesting that romantic love only exists on Valentine’s Day, but the celebration certainly ravages the countryside. So, today, let us amble down the quiet paths of other loves. 

I love walking through the Children’s Library. I enjoy watching a parent wrangle more than one child, as inevitably at least one of them escapes into the stacks on their own.

After all, the Library is a safe place for a child to grab their first taste of freedom.