Do you have a love of literature? Which section draws you into its depths when you enter? Do you love a good fantasy novel or are you a chic lit lover?
No matter what kind of genre you are passionate about it can all be found under one roof.
I’ll admit it. Right here, right now. I’m a library lover and I have tried to instill that same love in my kids.
A visit to our local community library is something we indulge in at least once a fortnight. Our first stop now is, of course, the children’s section. Here the kids will divide and conquer the fiction, non-fiction and toy library like a mini army of soldiers. Their missions at present are to find dinosaur, Star Wars, Peppa Pig and truck books and toys. Fortunately the adult fiction is right nearby so I can manage a quick glance over the titles as the little people go about their duties. We always make time to read a book or two on the comfy lounges at the library where there’s no phone for me to answer and no pan on the stove to tend to.
We never leave the library with an empty bag. It’s always filled with books that have been well loved or ready to be lovingly read for the first time. These jewels are especially rare and my No. 1 is always excited when he seeks out a new book on a subject we know so well.
Our library has just announced that eBooks and audiobooks will be available to download soon-anytime, anywhere. I’m not sure if I’m in love with the idea or sad that physical books may someday cease to exist.
I can’t imagine not visiting the library. That smell of old titles lingering on the shelves just waiting for somebody to show them a little love. Looking for the next title that’s going to be lovingly adopted. The sound of pages being thumbed as the words on the page engross its reader. I can’t imagine a life without libraries for my children. That’s almost comparable to a life without love.
I love library time with my littlies.
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