I’ve always been a book lover. I remember getting my very first library card back in 1991. Going to the library was always a highlight of our summer vacations. I thought it was so cool that I could get as MANY books as I wanted!!! Amelia Bedelia, Berenstain Bears, Baby Sitters Club Little Sister Series, and Arthur we’re top picks every time. I can remember going to the library to check out audio books (back in my day we called them “books on tape”) before long car rides or family road trips. I can remember the smallest details of our local library, where my favorite books were located, the children’s check out desk, and the smell… oh the smell!!!! I remember taking walks through the rose garden (and running away from bees) after we checked out books and if we were lucky walking down to the park to read under the big oak trees and play on the swings. When I got a bit older I remember riding my bike down to the library and doing homework in the “grown up” section. Such fond memories!
Anyway, when we moved to the PNW it was top priority to get a library card. I high tailed my butt over to our gorgeous public library and signed up. I began checking out books written by Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants and plowing though every title by Jon Acuff and Shauna Niequist. I’m a woman of many interests.. haha!
Shortly thereafter my check out log consisted of parenting books. My favorite, to this day, being Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman.
When I went on extended maternity leave my NUMBER ONE task on my to-do list was taking Miss Pickles to the library for the very first time. We had a blast, to say the least.
I can’t wait for Miss P to get her very first library card someday in the future.