So, as you may or may not know, I work in at my local library as the person who catalogs everything that comes in for circulation. Well, today was story hour at the library. It's always fun to watch the kiddos listen to stories, do their crafts, and play with each other. But today was a special day, because our children's librarian created for them their very own "library cards". Not official ones, of course, because these are all kids under the age of five. But you would have thought that she had given them each the golden ticket.
It reminded me of when I got my very first library card as a child. I was maybe 5 or 6 years old, and my dad had taken me to the library. I felt so grown up, having that plastic card with my name on it. And I know that is when my love of books truly began. When most kids were wanting to go to the park, I was asking to go to the library. Maybe that made me nerdy, but I didn't care.
As an adult, my love of reading continued. When my kids were babies and toddlers, I read to them. They started going to the library when they were barely walking; to this day continue to read constantly. Like their mother, they got their cards when they turned six. And yes, they felt like they had been given golden tickets too.
What are your memories of your local library? Please feel free to share in the comments!
Till next time,