National Library Week

Did you know that National Library Week started Sunday?  The theme this year is Libraries Lead.

This is most definitely true.  It is no longer the library I loved as a kid but that’s okay because it has so much to offer.

Our branch has been remodeled. It is bright and so well lit. There is an activity area with pneumatic tubes, blocks, and a light bright wall. It isn’t technically light bright but discs turn different colors when rotated. I just don’t know what else to call it.  Children can build with blocks and put on plays.  

The best part?  They have their own floor so no one is shushing them.  It is glorious and amazing.

Fortunately, not everything has changed.  When I was a kid, I would ride to the library and carry out an armload of books, stacking them carefully in my bike basket.

They still have a wealth of books but they also have audiobooks, ebooks, music, movies, electronic games, board games, book group discussion kits and wifi hot spots.  

Not too long ago, I was walking behind a teen and we had almost made it to the parking lot when I realized what he had checked out – a telescope!  The problem was that he was dropping things along the way.  We made a deal.  He held on to the telescope and I followed him to his car picking up various school supplies as we went.

I can’t wait to get to the library this week.  I missed getting to go last week. My husband when for me when I was in rehearsal.  There is always something new to see and I can hardly wait to see what it is. Why not head to your library this week?

–SueBE