Thursday, August 21, 2008

Booking Through Thursday -- Early Library Experiences

Whether you usually read off of your own book pile or from the library shelves NOW, chances are you started off with trips to the library. (There’s no way my parents could otherwise have kept up with my book habit when I was 10.) So … What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have you any funny/odd memories of the library?

I love today's question! My memories of the public library as a little girl are all great. The town I grew up in was small and didn't have its own library when I was very little. Once a week the bookmobile would come and park outside the local grocery store.

This was a magic thing. A whole library on wheels. There was a little check-out desk and a small children's section. I loved it.

Years later, I got a job at a regional library in Georgia. Part of my job was to go out once a week on the bookmobile. For one whole year I got to be in the magic library and watch kids climb on board. It's one of the most fun jobs I've ever had.


Anonymous said...

I've always thought a Bookmobile was a great idea - the books come to you! How cool is that!!

Great post :)

Smilingsal said...

I remember the bookmobile coming around once per week during the summer. I loved it!

Debbie said...

We live in a rural community in Northern Nevada, and we still use our BookMobile a lot. Ranching kids will ride their horses to where it will be!

jlshall said...

Don't remember who it was, but one blogger a while back wrote that they'd like to have their own bookmobile when they retire - just ride around dispensing books to anyone who wanted to read them. That sounds like so much fun. Sort of like the ice cream man, but with books instead of frozen treats.

PJ said...

good question and I have never thought of this, but I don't ever recall going to the library with my mom as a young child. what I DO remember are my school libraries growing up! I took my kids to the library from the start ;)