Tuesday, January 21, 2014

LIBRARY LOVE


There are many, many reasons why I love my weekly trips to our local library, not the least of which is that they remind me of those long ago trips to another white stone library near downtown Dallas, right across from the old Lakewood Theater.


 I love this giant agave. I don't know why, I just do. I call her Audrey.


I love that our library has a rain tank.


I love that, anytime I hear mention of a good book on-line, I can go straight to the library's website, put it on reserve, and a few days later I get an email saying "Come and get it!"


I love this cozy fireplace surrounded by comfy chairs.


I love the new Young Adult librarian, who is keeping this section well-stocked with great reads, has started sending out a newsletter describing what's new, and who understands that not all readers of YA fiction are teenagers.


I love the multipurpose room they added on not long ago, and all the interesting people they bring in to speak and teach there.


I love that the walls and this display case are filled with an ever-changing representation of local art and collections. Right now the case is filled with a collection of vintage safety razors and shaving paraphernalia, owned by Fiber Woman's hubby. He'll be coming in to talk about them at the end of the month.


I really, really love this double-sided bookcase, housing multiple copies of all the latest and greatest books. They call it the Book Club Section, but anyone is welcome to check out one of the books. I always find something wonderful to read there.

Mostly I just love it that this place is filled with real books that you can touch and feel and smell. Know what else? You can bet your booties that if I ever have grand kids, I'll be hauling them over to the library's wonderful children's department every dang chance I get! Afterwards, we'll mosey across the street to Mima's for a made-from-scratch taco lunch. Life just doesn't get get any better than that.

1 comment:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice spot and that is one formidable agave...xox