Friday, April 10, 2009

Aloha Friday #10

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Aloha everyone!It's Friday, which means that over at An Island Life it is time for Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays we take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, she asks a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. Then everyone else asks a simple question of their own blog for others to answer.



National Library Week is the 2nd week of April each week and National Library Day this year is April 14th. My question this week is regarding libraries. What is your earliest library memory OR what is your favorite library memory?


The library was a special place for me growing up. I went to Catholic School and we lived way out in a rural area. Each day I would "carpool" with my dad into the city and go to school. After school, I would walk a short distance to the library and spend about three hours each day there until he could pick me up for the drive home. At first, I really HATED spending time at the library. I wanted to be home playing with my other friends or watching tv--doing SOMETHING.



However, I soon developed a routine that lasted the five years and I feel changed my life. First, I would, of course, do my homework. After that, I started to discover the library. The librarians were always so nice and helpful (I think that they were just thankful that I was a good kid and didn't cause any trouble every day!!) Anyway, they would suggest different books that I might like and soon I became a "reader".


We always read as a family but I soon discovered that I had my own tastes and that there was an entire world of books out there. I could travel back in time or ahead to the future. I could go to other worlds or to outer space. I could be a girl detective or a student nurse. I could read biographies about famous people. The library is STILL very important to me. Even today, I check out books and we have a wonderful community library that delivers books to me because of my medical condition.


Ok...now it's YOUR turn...what's your earliest library memory or favorite library moment? If you leave your comment-I will return your visit :) Have a great weekend...

Update: Last week's question was what was your favorite toy? Answers ranged from Mrs. Beasley, Chrissy and Sunshine dolls to Pound Puppies, and Leggos. Thanks to those who took the time to comment. I return ALL visits!!


10 comments:

Anissa said...

Love it! Don't really have a favorite, I run in get books we need for a couple of week (we homeschool) and run out! LOL
Thanks for sharing!

One Anxious Mommy said...

My mom would take us to the library in the summer when we were kids and we would check out tons of books and read read read!!! I love books. We'd always join the summer reading club and I'd try to read tons of books! ;-)

MommyAmy said...

Starting when I was very young my mom would take us to the library once a week. My mom would pick up a couple books for herself, and me and my brother were allowed to pick out 1 book for each year of our age. Then we would keep the books stacked on our hearth in the living room. We weren't allowed to put them anywhere else so they wouldn't get lost.

I loved reading at a very young age, so going to the library was always a big treat in my eyes. :)

pam said...

I lived in a very rural area. There was a small village up the road from our home with a post office. At the back of the post office there was a satellite library. The books were the books they no longer used at the library at the town over. But, to me I was borrowing books from the library. Thanks for the memories, I had totally forgotten about those visits.

Tara said...

I love the library..!! I haven't been in a while since have two little ones..they are a bit to noisy..but there is something so calming and comforting about the library. I remember sitting on the floor against some shelves and reading childrens sci fi books when I was in 5th grade. I remember feeling like I was transported to another world :)

sues2u2 said...

Love to read. My earliest memory is of the bookmobile. The driver would park outside my house & he's always make sure that he had new books I might like. He was awesome!

Kate said...

I remember our old Library in town and how it smelled. I just loved the smell of the books. We have a beautiful brand new library that is huge and has everything but it just doesn't smell the same.

janetfaye said...

I don't remember a favorite but I used to love to go to the library as a child.

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

My favorite library memory is the first time I took my 7 year old to one. I love to read and could spend hours there (ok, I do spend hours there, lol.) and it's always been important to me that my kids got interested in reading. I'll never forget the look on her face .. she thought it was the coolest place ever!

Jenny said...

My earliest library memory is of the mean librarian at my elementary school. She was a witch! Plus, I don't know about you, but we were never allowed to just go to the library and pick out books we wanted to read. Even in high school, you could only go to the library with your class and it had to be for a project.

I would have loved to go to the library instead of lunch.

 
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