Sheryl (Login mamalemma) Posted Oct 15, 2008 9:32 AM
I, too, loved my public library growing up. Our children's section took up one half of the top floor of an old brick building that sat on a corner next to the post office and a church in my historic Connecticut Shoreline town. (It is actually what I am picturing while reading this book!) Mrs. Mays, the wonderful children's librarian, remembered me years later when I came home from college to start a story hour at the library. I was shocked at how very short the bookcases were when I returned; in my memory, they were towering bookcases, filled with books!
My current library in Northern Virginia (ranked #5 of comparable library systems :-) is totally amazing, with an internet presence that makes it unbelievably easy to reserve books online, and breeze in to pick them up through self check-out. However, I feel my little ones are missing out on something wonderful, as we don't spend nearly the amount of time at the library as I did as a child.