This week’s question over at BTT is this…
I saw that National Library week is coming up in April, and that led to some questions. How often do you use your public library and how do you use it? Has the coffeehouse/bookstore replaced the library? Did you go to the library as a child? Do you have any particular memories of the library? Do you like sleek, modern, active libraries or the older, darker, quiet, cozy libraries?
I can honestly say that I have never been in my local public library…sad I know. But truth be told, last time I tried to go they had some seriously strange hours. So I drive about 30 minuets on the interstate to go to the closest bookstore, Barnes and Noble, every chance I get.
I love the smell of walking threw the doors, the strong aroma of fresh coffee mixed with the paper and the lingering scent of a mysterious aftershave of the man that walked down the isle in front of you. I’ll admid you don’t always get that last one, but it’s more fun if you do. I have to admit, even thought I could spend a few hours walking around the store…I have never once sat in one of the cozy chairs and started to read. That just drives me nutty!
As a kid since we lived so far away from the rest of the world, we had a bookmobile that would stop in town once a week. I think the nice old man that ran this one was part of the reason that I started to read so much. It was so nice to run home from school to go and see this man that I thought traveled the world and still would remember my name when I came to visit each week.
So share with us all…what would your answer be to the question?