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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

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.


  1. I used to carry around a book wherever I went in school. Fortunately I went to a small private school so no one complained about my reading habits.


  2. I began my college classes at age 45, got my degree and taught (which was my dream). It's certainly not too late for you to get that degree. You'd make a wonderful librarian!

  3. It is never too late to do anything! I sarted writing poetry at 38! Three years now!

    Library memories

  4. Holly,
    Don't give up your dreams! I entered the world of journalism at age 36 and then pursued my dream of writing and publishing my first novel at age 40 when my kids were old enough they didn't need me for everything.

    If I can do that, everyone can succeed in the dreams they have!

    I look forward to reading your review of The Santa Letters...

    All my best!

  5. I got sent to the library in kindergarten while the other kids were learning to read- I already knew how! I always had a book and would read when my work was finished. I remember in grade school I liked to stay inside at recess and read. But they made me go outside because other kids wanted to stay inside, too- and make trouble. So they kicked us all out into the sunshine.