This week's Booking Through Thursday asks about libraries.
What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have you any funny/odd memories of the library?
I don't have one particular memory of the library. I just remember going. A lot. I loved checking out books, I would get stacks and stacks and read them all. I'd check out my favorites over and over again.
In school I would always get my work done quickly, so I could read. When I was in the 6th grade, I brought the math book home, did the whole thing and took it back and said, "There, I finished the math book, may I read now?" One day, my teacher called my mom to tell her that I was reading too much in class. My mom was incredulous and said, "You have a child who wants to read and you're complaining about it?" My teacher said that the reading wasn't the issue, but to the other kids, it looked like I wasn't doing my work, even though it was finished. My mom's reply? "Send her to the library." To this day, my favorite elementary school teacher was our librarian!
From the time I was little, I wanted to be a librarian. I received a degree in English from Brigham Young University and planned to do their MLS program. Unfortunately, they discontinued the program the year I graduated. I would still like to do an MLS program, and now that my kids are both in school, I might.
My boys love the library. We go quite often and they always have stacks of books to bring home.