Thursday, February 17, 2011

Library Love


I love my library. Where other people might go shopping for the art of the hunt, I treasure hunt at my library. And I always walk out with a giant bag of books, like a hungry man at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

I was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of books, and with parents who would take me to the library on Monday evenings. I discovered Agatha Christie while roaming there, and was taught that if you want to learn something new, you get a book--whether you're writing a book report or want to learn a new craft. Libraries are my favorite places.

Ah, nostalgia. If you're up for some more, check out this article in the Guardian on libraries in the movies. It was a fun trip down movie memory lane for me.

How about you? What's your library story?

2 comments:

  1. We had a tiny little library in my home town, right next to the butcher shop. Mrs. Becker was the only librarian. Her sons Larry and Henry were in my class.

    I almost lived there on Saturday's and over the summer. I'd just wander up and down the handful of aisles, picking books by their titles or covers (I still do that).

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  2. That's a cool memory, Deb. Funny how libraries can shape our lives, at least a little bit.

    I look for titles and covers too.

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