Monday, April 9, 2012

National Library Week


Welcome back from Spring Break!

April 8-14 is National Library Week. If you are like me, you enjoy going to the library and looking at all of the cool stuff. I am always drawn to the books that are on display and I end up checking out a bazillion more than I had planned. I also check out the cookbooks, movies, magazines, picture books and books on cd. Seriously, I can make a day of it!

When I was a kid, I would ride my bike to the library and hang out for hours. Especially during the hot California summers. I also remember going there to research school report topics like Massachusetts, parakeets, and sea otters. The library was my quiet, air-conditioned home away from home.

When my boys were toddlers, I took them to the DuPont Public Library for Story Time every Wednesday. Afterward, we would check out picture books, science books and movies in the children's section. Now that they are older, in school, and have extracurricular activities, we go every other week. My boys like checking out books and playing computer games like Poptropica. I hope they continue to share my love for the library as they get older.

In honor of National Library Week, tell me about your library. What do you like to do at the library? What types of items do you check out? Do you ever do your schoolwork at the library? What's your library story?

Have a great week!


Sojourner Borthwick April 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I LOVE reading i could send a whole day just reading. I'm not a huge fan of my library, because right after school it fills up with loud and rude middle school kids. but i love to read so i order books on line. I like the librarians at my library because they are very helpful.
- Sojourner Borthwick

katie johnson May 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

i like to read ellen hopkins books. i usually dont go to librarys though, usually i go to hastings and just buy books.

Anonymous May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I read a lot, my family already has a lot of books so I rarely go to the library. Sometimes if the power is out at my house because of strong winds or a storm me and my brother would go to the library to do our schoolwork.

Jessica Martinez May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I dont usually go to the library, i've been there a couple times. i really like it, its so quiet & peaceful, i usually check out mystery or romantic books, i've never done my work at the library but i bet it would be a great experience to try. :) - Jessica

Donovan Rall May 17, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I rarely ever go to the library but when I do I usually go to Fairwood Public Library or the Renton Public Library. When I do spend my time at the library I usually checkout history books such as WW2, How the U.S. was founded, just anything that catches my eye because I'm very interested in history.

Kyra May 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I read all the time Usually the books im reading are by Nicholas Sparks because im obsessed with his writing! I dont go to libraries but i have a kindle that i read from at home, reading at home is my happy place:)

Anonymous May 22, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I like the library and I go at least one time per week and usually more. It allows me to research different topics and find out about things that are new to me. I also like checking out the dvd's that they have.

Daniel Buchignani

Paige May 23, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Our local library is small. I order alot of items online and have it delivered to our little branch. My mom use to take us weekly to the larger library. I would help my little sister find picture books and read them aloud to her. I would wander the aisles of the chapter books pulling them out one by one and wondering if this book would captivate me. Sometimes I attend a teen night at our library. We eat pizza, play a ton of games with other teens from the community. It's fun.

Anonymous June 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM

i love libraries. if it was possible, i would live in a library. i usually check out fiction books. like the warriors series or the artemis fowl series.or the underland chroicals. but i havent been to the library recently.

Connor June 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I can do that to! sometimes I go in there to pick up my brother when he is there and then I end up staying there for another hour and he always gets mad about it.

Christopher Davison June 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The greatest library story I could possibly offer is the time when I spent well over five hours in a library. I was so enthralled with a book that I didn't even notice it had gotten really dark. My only indication of time passing was when the woman at the desk came over to me and told me that it was closing time. My jaw almost literally dropped to the floor when I had realized the time and just how long I had been sitting there.

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