No. 6.                      Ten Numbers Per Year
Published by the Public Library for the Citizens of Milwaukee  June, 1918
To keep the channels of transportation open for necessary
business the government has asked us to relinquish all unneces-
sary travel during the period of the war. This will entail some
sacrifice of vacation plans and pleasures for many of us, but it is
a sacrifice we ought to make willingly for our country and for
those who are yielding up their lives to maintain it. There are
other ways in which a vacation can be filled with profit and enjoy-
ment. If we can not travel in fact we can do it vicariously by
means of books. Good works of travel and description exist in
abundance which will enable you to visit practically any country
in the world while you lounge on the porch, sit by the lake-side,
or swing in a hammock under the trees.
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to select some of these for y.our recreative reading. This is a
good time to familiarize yourself with the places you want to see
and to renew your impressions of those you have already seen.
What you get out of a trip depends largely upon what you bring
to it, so knowledge acquired in advance is an interest bearing
deposit here as well as in other departments. "One man goes four
thousand miles to see Italy and does not see it, he is so short-
sighted," says George William Curtis in his little classic, Prue
and I, "Another is so far-sighted that he stays in his room and
sees more than Italy."