Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Library Memory

As a child, I never went to the library, unless it was the small one in the school and only then as part of a class. The books I read were purchased by or borrowed from relatives. Tolkien, V.C. Andrews, Shakespeare, Silverstein, Kipling, Brown.... all the greats. When I started college, 8 hours from home, I decided that the public library would be part of my life. I applied for a library card and was denied because, as the librarian stated, "You must be at least 16 years old to have your own card without your parents permission." I didn't have any ID to prove differently. It was insulting and very embarrassing. Needless to say, I prefer bookstores over libraries.

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  1. I find this kind of sad. Probably because the library has been so important in my life since I was a small child.

  2. It was sad. It was also very true. My kids have been going to the library for a couple of years. They love it! At least something good will come from it in that respect.