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Booking Through Thursday: Libraries

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Inspired by Booksplease

Whether you usually read off of your own book pile or from the library shelves NOW, chances are you started off with trips to the library. (There’s no way my parents could otherwise have kept up with my book habit when I was 10.) So … What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have you any funny/odd memories of the library?


When I was in elementary school, my class walked over to the public library and we took a tour of the facilities.  It was so much; I remember that the librarian recommended Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Cricket in Times Square.   The things I remember most about the library is how my mother would take my brother, me, and any of our friends who wanted to go every Saturday morning.  We could pick me up as many books as we liked for the week.  I would often ask the librarians for recommendations.  I really believed them when they said that we could ask them for help at any time.  Sometimes, the librarians would be surprised when I would want to check out an entire series.  I just read so quickly and always wanted to know what happened next or how the series ended RIGHT AWAY!

Now, I do not spend much time at the library.  However, I really appreciate that my mother took the time to help me develop my love and passion for reading by bringing me to buildings surrounded by books where people would help me find something that I would enjoy reading.

Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 8:42PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | CommentsPost a Comment

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