Library Day

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to live at the library. The smells…the shelves…the order…the WORLDS.

I wanted to read every single world that was tucked between all those covers.

When my babies were little they’d kick off their shoes and curl up on the floor with a stack of books as tall as they were.

I taught them how to find books, how to love books, how to write books, how to learn with books, how to lose books. (Only $22 in overdues this trip!!)

What.a.joy when my eldest hunts the aisles for a title he’s been dying to read, one of my favorite books of all time, a 900-pager of an epic, Lonesome Dove.

How my heart smiled when my ten-year old comes to find me with two copies from the grown up side that relate to her latest science curriculum and the passion of her heart, animal care.

To hear my youngest politely ask the librarian if she could help him find the latest release from an anime series his big sister introduced him to made me beam. My big little boy is a bona fide biblovore now too.

My eldest girl brings the wish list she prepared on her iPad and busies herself finding them.

And when she makes her way back to the table and I ask her if she found what she was looking for, she says “No. But I did find some. Just a few this week, but it’ll hold me for awhile.”

And I think yes…yes, that’s exactly what these good stories do.

They hold us for a while.

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“I have always imagined that paradise will be some kind of library.” -Jorge Luis Borges

Do you love the library as much as we do? Tell me what you’re reading this week!

2 thoughts on “Library Day

  1. Christy

    I hate to admit this, but I didn’t even know that public libraries existed, in the area in which i grew up, until I was nearly a teen when my best friend’s mother took us to a massive library just ten miles from our home. It seems unlikely, I know, but you’d have to know my childhood to understand why I was so naive about such things. When my husband and I decided to move to the county that we currently live in, the first thing that I researched was schools followed by libraries! I have always loved books. Always an avid reader. There was nothing more that I loved, growing up, than my school library. I’ve loved reading to and with my children. Our many library trips. I’m so grateful for the memories made where books are involved. Currently I have been reading the Ramona series to Ella and Jacob. We’ve already read the Junie B. Jones series, so I had to pull out all of my old favorites for the itty bitties. ❤

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    1. Cassandra Post author

      I LOVE Ramona!! I’m sure I read Junie B., but I’m ashamed to say I can’t remember! Judy Blume was a favorite of mine when I was young, I do remember that well. I knew her books in and out. I also know that had you and I grown up together, we would’ve spent HOURS together at the library! Your babies are blessed to have such a book lovin mama ❤ ❤

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