I am still pursuing my quest to be a better blogger. Instead of trying to go back and catch up, I’m just starting where I am and moving forward, and if I get around to it, reaching back to tell something from the past year.
I have been wanting to take MoonPie to our local library. The library stands out as one of my fondest childhood memories. I loved going to my Webster Elementary School library, with our super calm librarian, Mrs. LaMont, who I heard later became an elementary school principal, how cool is that! I loved being able to choose the books I wanted to take home, to pore over them until I learned all the words, the story and analyzed all the pictures. The library is where Mrs. LaMont introduced me to Laura Ingalls, and many other childhood friends. As I grew older, my Mom took us to the Alfred Noble Public Library over summer vacation. Oh the joy of being able to check out an unlimited number of books!! It was then I realized that I loved the smell of books, both libraries even smelled the same! I also enjoyed the library at our church, where I was first introduced to Christian fiction; Joy Spartan, Penny and Glenny in Rhodesia.
Our town is known for having a great library, our children sure have made good use of it! They have excellent selections of books, music, movies, computer games to take home, along with the fun things to do when you are actually there. Computers with educational games, puppets, a fish tank and many other things to touch, try and see. Plus all the BOOKS to look at!
MoonPie spent the most time here, at the fish tank. It was raised with a seat all the way around it. She just kept walking around and around, shouting out the colors of the fish!
It’s the simple things in life ❤
She enjoyed the other things it had to offer, but Grammy decided that a half an hour was a good first visit! I forgot to bring the library bag (it’s been a while) so the librarian put a bunch of rubber bands around our selection of new Pete The Cat books with a few others thrown in for fun. We have read them all many times and she is having some extra lessons in being nice to books, books are our friends, we have to be gentle, they don’t belong to us, but she is getting the hang of it 🙂
Maybe we can go back next week when The Ab-Cat is on summer break from school, because she is one to enjoy a trip to one of her favorite places too. Also, two would be better than one when the grandgirl starts to run around! And Grammy will for sure remember to bring the library bag.
Here’s to the next generation of booklovers ❤