2008: Booking Thru Thursday – Libraries

(Yes, I realize it’s Sunday.  Busy week.)

This week’s topic is:

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?

The library in my hometown was (and still is) a tiny little historical house with no bathrooms and barely any electricity.  One side of the house is children’s books, the other side is the adult books.  It was also only open for a few hours 3 times a week.  It wasn’t long before I exhausted the children’s side and started wandering into the adult fiction.  I was beside myself when I discovered the hidden back room full of sci-fi and fantasy.

I don’t think I visited that library much once I hit 5th or 6th grade. The libraries at my elementary and high schools were a better source for me.

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