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August 22, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Libraries

Bookish , Jumping on the bandwagon

Oops! I started this yesterday but didn't manage to finish/post.

Yesterday's question:

What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have you any funny/odd memories of the library?

Oh my. I don't have a single first memory... my parents took me to the library frequently from when I was very young, so it was just one of those things that was always there. I think my mom took me most often, but I definitely have memories of being there with both parents. Particular memories... hmm. The children's librarians were great. They somehow got me hooked on the Flicka, Ricka, Dicka books (and, I think, ended up going to the basement or somewhere to get them for me out of storage... man, I should order those books), and later introduced me to everything American Girl. (I'm sure my parents were thrilled with that, as it led into them spending hundreds of dollars on dolls and accessories over the years. But I still love those dolls! And books!) They also had some sort of computer program that let you set certain parameters (reading level and genre mainly, I think) and then print out a list of recommended books, and I just thought that was the coolest thing ever.

Posted by Kat at August 22, 2008 09:20 AM

I remember my mom volunteering in my school library when i was little - even before i started at school. it was a trailer, and we would go in on cold days & she would boil water on the hot plate and i would have spice tea (a conglomeration of iced tea mix, tang, and spices. sugary, but tasty) and the classes would come in and use the library. those are probably my first (of many) library memories.

funny - my dad teaching me to use microfiche while i was researching a report on otters. i was at the most 11 years old at the time. i think i was more like 9. he taught me to use the reader's guide to periodical literature and everything.

Posted by: kate at August 22, 2008 10:42 AM

My dad introduced me to reading. And my first library memories are of my primary school library!

Library memories

Posted by: gautami tripathy at August 22, 2008 12:10 PM

I love libraries and have some great memories from when I was little.

Posted by: mrspao at August 23, 2008 02:58 AM

The library was always there for me, too. My mother took my sisters and I every week, and we did lots of library activities and reading. Our house was always occupied by books!

Posted by: Jeane at August 23, 2008 03:59 PM
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