Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Adventures Abound

TV.  If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six.  Open your child's imagination.  Open a book.
~Author Unknown
Every Summer, we find ourselves at this familiar place. The quaint little library, on the corner of Main and Hendricks. The one just behind our house, within a short walk.

All the books are loved
All the crayons and toys too
All the people know our names and don't seem to mind when children get a bit boisterous or toddle behind the front desk.

It's June, and that means, we are well into the summer reading program.

We pick out our ten books, sometimes more, and read all week. Visiting all sorts of places between crinkled, stained, touched pages.

We find boy books
Girl books
Baby books...
We smile and giggle and enjoy the endless adventures in store for us.

We make friends and make plans.

O how I love our Library.

I love the people there and the efforts they make. I love that it's a safe haven, where everyone is welcome and no one need be offended. Where they still remember that kids need knowledge and sometimes they have to get a little loud and a little messy to gain that knowledge.

It's a simple thing, but it's awe-inspiring.

At least to me.

The time spent with Mamaw and Papaw is precious to me, as well... in our own little moments.

Miss Toni, and Miss Kristin and all the other librarians and helpers there will never know how much this blesses my heart, or how much hope it gives me.


Shell on June 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM said...

Great post :) We love the library too, we get 10 books every week and read them over and over. and over, lol every night :)

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