Plinky asked, “When was the last time you visited a library?”
About a month ago, when I renewed my Gwinnett County library card so I could check out digital items from that library. Dekalb County’s library doesn’t have e‑books yet, and they make up 99% of my book reading habits these days.
I adore libraries. I have good memories of them that go back to being 5 years old or so and visiting a Cobb County library branch that had a playground as well as a good children’s section. Mom was willing to take us there pretty frequently over the next three years, since the books kept me busy and the playground kept my sister, and eventually my brother, busy.
One of the first things I do when moving to a new place is find the closest library and get a card. Any time I see a new library, I want to stop, even if I can’t get a card. I’m just curious as to what THIS one will hold, what it’s like inside. I adore the peace and quiet, the reverence for learning in libraries. They’re lovely retreats, but most could use more comfy chairs.