It wasn't until after I had my first child, that I really began to use the library again. I had gone to the library to find the book, The Baby Whisperer. I came home with lots and lots of cookbooks. I sat on our floor looking through them all, totally inspired to cook and bake. I wrote out hundreds of recipe cards from the books and laminated them and stuck them on a ring. It was fun. When Thomas was a little older I would take him to story time. I would check out all these baby board books for him!!
Now, I still take the kids to the library as often as I can. I want so badly for them to have a love for reading. I want them to check out as many books as they can carry. Seeing their excitement as they find a book is worth a million bucks. I will always have the memory of watching my children scan their books by themselves and see their eyes get wide when they pull out the massively long receipt.
A lovely site to see in my son's bed. I love that he uses a flashlight to read with in the dark.
Books on tape. They are awesome. I sometimes drive the long way home just so we can keep listening to them. Some of our favorites are:
Little House on the Prairie series
Anne of Green Gables
Magic Tree House
and our new favorite: Nancy Drew
And last year I finally came up with a way so that we wouldn't lose our library cards. It's worked great!
So, thank you mom for taking me to the library when I was little and giving me a chance to form a love of reading. Thank you dear library for your glorious smell and endless possiblities. For all the ideas that inspire me through pages of a book.