Friday, September 11, 2009

Fun Friday Question!

I loved going to the library as a kid -- still do! I remember learning the way there (and it really wasn't far since we lived in a small town) so that I could put on my backpack and ride my bike there without having to wait for someone else to take me. I wish I had a picture of the place, because you wouldn't believe me if I tried to explain how tiny this library was (Joy can back me up on it), but it was tiny. And it seemed that when I was there, hardly anyone else was -- in some ways that seems sad now, but to me it was awesome because it meant having the library all to myself!

The librarian was a little woman (is there a theme here?) who was so kind each time I visited, even though I was painfully shy and hardly spoke to her. I don't even remember her name. But nearly every time I was there, she would show me a new book or series that came in if she thought I would like it. That's how I came to own the Love Comes Softly series by Christian author Janette Oak. Those are some of my most treasured books to this day.

Now it's your turn. What are some of your best memories of visiting the library as a child?

5 comments:

Luke Family said...

Well, naturally, some of my best memories are walking around in there with you. I can still smell the cigarette smoke mixed with that wonderful book smell. I remember we couldn't read through the Sweet Valley High series fast enough. Those were the days!

tracey said...

Yeah, Sweet Valley High, that's hilarious. I didn't remember the smoky smell, but definitely the book smell! Yes...very simple times. : )

dicoverer said...

I remember reading about the Cultural Revolution for the very first time when I was about 6 in a comic book. I was confused because I had never before felt anger and sadness like I did after reading that comic.

Jacqueline Hudson said...

Books naturally...during the summer there was a summer reading thing i went to most of the time. I remember reading Little House by the time i was in 1st grade...i still love those books!

tracey said...

discoverer ~ Thanks for visiting and sharing!

Jackie ~ The Little House books are so good...I haven't read much of them, but I have a few and hope to share them with my kids someday! Thanks for sharing your memories!

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