Libraries! Who doesn’t love libraries? When I was younger, I used to love library day at my elementary school. Our librarian, Mr. Livingston, was awesome. He’d dress up like Johnny Appleseed and come around to all the different classrooms handing out apples. I remember he had a plaster cast of Big Foot’s footprint. We’d have show and tell. Out of everything in elementary school, those are some of my fondest memories. (Incidentally, Mr. Livingston now owns a winery in Fredericksburg, Virginia, so if you’re ever in the area, check it out. Here’s a link: http://hartwoodwinery.com/
Libraries have obviously evolved over time, but they continue to be a great resource for kids and adults alike. I spend a lot of time in them, not only doing research for stories, but also with my daughter. We’re there about once a week, getting books, music, movies, even games for Wii. Many libraries are homes for not only writing groups and book clubs, but also other kinds of activities, such as learning a new language, crafts, music, etc.
This week also happens to be National Library Week and this year’s honorary chair is John Grisham. Click more info. Sign up for their Twitter feed and keep up with all the events going on.
And TODAY is also donate a book day. One of the ways libraries get their books is from people in the community. Think about finding a book to donate. It will be very much appreciated! Here’s more info.
All of this info and more can be found at the American Library Association website. ALA.org
Do you go to the library? Was it something you started when you were younger or when you were older?