This week’s Booking Through Thursday’s question 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 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 any funny/odd memories of the library?
This is a good question-brings back a good memory. Gosh, I was young-probably 6, maybe even younger. My mom and I would walk to the neighborhood library-it was about 10 blocks away. It was upstairs in an older building at the time and boy was it hot in there in the summer. I remember running up the stairs and heading for the books. Then it was always exciting to take them up to the librarian and she’d put the little cards in the back and we’d put them in our bags and head home. We usually made the trip once a week and I remember loving the library even back then.
What about you all, what are your first memories of going to the library-any good stories out there?
My response is posted on the blog.
I loved going to the library as a kid.
I commented on your blog too Mari but thought I’d write it here too. Our experiences are quite the same. As I got older I did the same thing with friends. I am always grateful to my mom for starting me off on my love of books.
gautami tripathy says
I owe it to my dad for love for books!
We have always lived down the road from a library. Ever since I was old enough to walk down the road – I’ve been going to libraries! As a teenager I used to skip school and walk to the library, grab a book and lie on one of the benches and read. I used to skip school to read, hmmm.
Hi, Dar! I never went to libraries as a kid, except for the one at our elementary school. I don’t know where my love of reading came from, because neither of my parents were readers.
Red lady-Bonnie says
My first memories of the library were of the school library. I loved library time when the librarian would read us stories in such a dramatic way, changing her voices with each character.I have fond memories of Tiki Tiki Tembo by Arlen Mosel. I took it out of the library to read with my son a few years ago. I loved the story and the memories. I found the public libary when I was older and would ride my bike there or walk with my older brother. We would take out stacks of books. My parents weren’t readers beyond the daily newspaper.
Thanks for posting this Dar!
Sally, I loved your story. Lovely blog by the way.
guatami tripathy-lovely story on your blog too. Looks like a lot of us owe our love of reading to our parents in some way.
Wendy-love it! Skipping school to go to the library to read. What could be better than that. lol.
Well Lezlie, you certainly do have a love for reading no matter where it came from. You go through books pretty fast-you’ve got my tbr pile growing. lol.
Bonnie, nice memories of story time for you. I really loved this question. Does your son share your love for books?
It was such a great safe and comfortable place to hang out in even when we weren’t reading the books. 🙂
My mom is still an avid reader. We trade books back and forth between the two of us and my sister all the time.
I agree Mari. My mom still reads but she’s slowed down a great deal from when I was young. Back then she went through books like I do now. Hopefully I never slow down. lol.