loving the library

Photo: Book of Hearts by Rudra Melaram. Obtained via flickr using a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

Photo: Book of Hearts by Rudra Melaram. Obtained via flickr using a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

do you use the library?  i have to say that in the past two-ish years since we’ve finally became card holders at our library that i love it.  i don’t know why it took me so long to warm up to the idea.  i do like owning books and we have two bookcases full of them (many of which i’ve read multiple times), but i think i’m reading more now that i have access to all these free books and now i have never have less than three books i’ve never read before available to me at home to read.  the latest offerings include: the letters of kurt vonnegut (i highly recommend); essays by david foster wallace  (i’m a bit of a dfw junky) and just recently added two books by carl sagan.  plus i’m sure we’re saving a ton of money.  i figure i checked out roughly 50 books in the past year.  even at a modest $5 each used that’s $250, which is a lot of yarn, cloth, film, flour or whatever is fueling our most current hobbies.

and for zelda its great.  we check out ten to fifteen books at a time for her and she works through them for a couple of weeks or a month and then we take them back and get different ones.  it’s really great for introducing new topics and ideas to her.  before we went to hawaii we got a bunch of books on the beach and read those.  i don’t know if it helped or not, but at least she was familiar with the words we were using or so that was the hope.  right now she’s got books on bedtime/nap time, including bedtime/nap time signs, putting away toys and brushing her teeth.

anyway, what’s the point of this post here, you’re asking.  well, it’s more of a note to our future selves and little z that libraries rock and should be visited frequently and that they play an important role in our lives right now and will likely to continue to do so and that we should continue to make time to frequent ours at least once a month.

 

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