At the Library 8/12/21
At the Library
by Meredith Madison
Family Library Day
As the start of 2021-2022 school year quickly approaches, familiar routines will soon fall back into place. One routine that my family always kept going year-round was “library day”. Once a week, we would gather all of our bags and library cards and take a trip up to the library. This routine was by far one of my favorites as a kid. Our entire family, all 7 of us, would spend a couple of hours looking for the buried treasures for our “next adventure” amongst the neverending rows of bookshelves! We didn’t just look for books, however, we also scavenged around for DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines.
After we had each filled our library bags to the brim, we’d check out our treasures and load them into the car. On the way home, I remember looking into my bag with anticipation of all of the things I had checked out. I would slowly flip through each item to see which one I would dive into first. The car was silent as we all dove into the first books we wanted to experience.
This memory of our family “Library Day” will forever stay in my heart as one of the reasons I love to read even to this day. This day made us all excited to go to the library and find our next adventures just waiting there for us to pick up. I think that’s why myself and two of my sisters worked at the library here in Washington! If you don’t have a family library day, I highly suggest you start one! You won’t regret it one bit.
New Materials @ the Library
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
Billy Summers by Stephen King
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Class Act by Stuart Woods
Children Under Fire by John Woodrow Cox
The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox
Cultish by Amanda Montell
Fierce Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff