Saturday, August 23, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Library Memories


I know I am late on this one, but I saw it on Medival Bookwarm and I just had to answer this meme!!

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?

I was very lucky when I was younger...where I lived a new library was built just 4 blocks or so from my house when I was 12yrs old! I loved and lived that library! My mom took me some, but was old enough to walk over on my own most of the time. I especially loved going over at the beginning of the summer with my summer book list from school. I had to get throw my list before anyone else did..and most of the time I did. The library introduced me to "The Boxcar Children" series, Chronicles of Narnia and many more books that I imagined myself being a part of!! I remember a number of times that I was there at the front door waiting for the librarian to unlock the doors in the morning..she would always smile and laugh...almost in disbelief that I would be here sooooo often..in the summer!! I always thought I would be a librarian when i grew up, but not sure why I didn't become one??? BUT I do love books!!!

2 comments:

Shana said...

Allison, what a nice memory. It would be wonderful to live within walking distance of a library!

Luanne said...

I remember biking the five miles to the library and settling in for the day with The Borrowers - I love their teeny tiny little world. And when I finished that series Miss Spicer the librarian got me started on the Little House series and many many more