Thursday, August 21, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have you any funny/odd memories of the library?

We didn't live too far from our library in the small town I grew up in. We used to walk there a lot, especially in the summer when we craved the cold water from the water fountain, the AC, and the comfort of books all around us. My mom was definitely the first person that ever took me. She was always checking out books for me and my sisters. The library also had a great kids program. Readings, arts and crafts. That sort of thing. As I got older, my older sister, our next door neighbor and I would spend hours perusing the stacks and magazines. We would take our finds to the far back corner next to the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooked the playground. We would sit and read, talk and laugh, and sometimes play checkers. The best days were when it rained.


  1. I never got into the kid's programs; I just wanted to get to the books.

    Come visit to see my response.

  2. I always pick the table with the best view as well! My parents didn't read much so I discovered the library on my own.

  3. That's great-sounds a lot like my experiences. I did the same as I got older too. I really enjoyed this question, it was nice to think back to those times. I'm always grateful to my mom for starting me off on my love of books.

  4. I too love when it rains! So that I can stay at home and read!


    Library memories


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