By in Personal

Back to the Library

I began using my local county library several months ago. I had not been active in using a library system for several decades.

I remember going to the library when I was a young child. My mother would take me and we would pick out several books each week. By the time I was an teenager, I still loved to read, but books and the library had begun to lose their appeal after my father, "required" me to write 12-page "term papers" on topics of his choice during the summers of 1967 and 1968.

I received notification (once again) that Boardwalk Empire: Season Two is back in and on hold for me. I picked it up once before and tried to watch it, but the first two disks were bad, so I had to return it on Monday.

I also put the novel We Are Water (author, Wally Lamb) on hold and it is now available. I have read two other novels of his and really enjoyed them.

So, I am back to the library in a couple of hours. Hopefully, the DVD set will cooperate.

Copyright ©2015 Coral Levang

| #Books | |

Image Credit » by kabaldesch0

You will need an account to comment - feel free to register or login.


cmoneyspinner wrote on March 27, 2015, 11:23 AM

Local libraries are one the best places to hang out!!! Great place to take kids. Great place to take yourself. Free fun! Support your local libraries! SUPPORT ALL LIBRARIES!!!

CoralLevang wrote on March 27, 2015, 11:30 AM

I am learning to enjoy them again. I do not, however, enjoy the fact that they have become noisy. I loved the quietness of the library when I was a kid.

JohnRoberts wrote on March 27, 2015, 11:34 AM

I love libraries! Free books and magazines to read! Free internet use! Free DVDs to watch!

crowntower wrote on March 27, 2015, 12:21 PM

Before I hang out always in a library but now it is losing its appeals to me specially when the librarians are too snob and too grumpy to talk with... lol! Have a great day I hope you enjoy all the books your going to read, and for the movie you want to watch. God bless.

CoralLevang wrote on March 27, 2015, 12:42 PM

I'm learning! I'm learning! And getting it, I might add!

CoralLevang wrote on March 27, 2015, 12:44 PM

If I may be so bold to say, this is not behavior simply of librarians. I think people, in general, are losing their appeal with me. LOL

cmoneyspinner wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:17 PM

You know what? That's true! I do remember when libraries used to be quiet. But remember that I mothered 11 children. Blocking out noisy people is one of my "specialties". :)

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 27, 2015, 1:36 PM

I hope you get to watch your movie, that can be very frustrating when they dont play.

valmnz wrote on March 27, 2015, 2:22 PM

I love my local library, am their at least once a week, usually more. May check out the novel you mention.

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 27, 2015, 9:43 PM

And for the last few years I thought my own local library was the only one that was so noisy! I miss the quietness, too.

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 27, 2015, 9:45 PM

I rediscovered my local library after the economy tanked in 2008 and my income took a major hit. I'd become way too addicted to bookstores.

BarbRad wrote on March 28, 2015, 1:44 AM

I wish I had time to read a real book again. I have felt too crumby to read anything today except an anthology of short quotes on writing by well-known writers. I'd like to read a novel, but don't have time to start and finish in one day.