Libraries have always been one of my favorite places in this world. I first discovered the place as a child, and have since had a special place in my heart for all things library related.
This month, we celebrate Library Sign-up Month. Can you remember your first library card. (My first one was a piece of cardboard, with my name written on the front.) Every time I walk into a library, I know that I'm in a special place (a place of magic and the imagination; of travel and adventure). I can go anywhere in this world or beyond through the pages of a good book.
It doesn't matter how threadbare the carpet is, nor does it matter how many (or few) books are on the shelves. It's a LIBRARY!
Emily Dickinson once wrote:
"A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think,
"His venerable hand to take,
And warming in our own,
A passage back, or two, to make
To times when he was young."