Library, Love & Trivia

library_branchI am in love…again!

Since I don’t want to set a precedent of holding secrets from Spaceman, I told him of this new (actually new/old) love, the library.

library_booksMy mom was always an avid reader and when I was young would often suggest I get lost in a good book to which I, like any self-respecting teenager, would respond, “No!” — or grunt something along those lines. However, she really did know best and the library is a great place to get lost.

Libraries are much more than shelves of books. They offer lectures, movie nights (at least ours does), book fairs and so much more — all available for free (if you return the book on time).

library_bookreturnThe only requirement is to obtain a library card and, in a world where many have turned to online books, I delight in the tactile experience of a hardcover print book.

library_mainDo you know where the first tax-supported free public library was?

Peterborough, New Hampshire. That’s right, the Peterborough Town Library was established in 1833 beating the much touted Boston Library by about 15 years (19 if you count when the Boston Library actually opened).

I am thinking of starting a monthly, or perhaps quarterly, book club/review on the blog – any suggestions for the inaugural author?

4 thoughts on “Library, Love & Trivia

    • Good ideas for authors…I just happen to have a Bill Bryson book on my reading shelf! πŸ™‚

  1. I was quite shocked to see Peterborough as having first free public library- it’s a beautiful town too- you’ll have to visit on your next NH tripπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸ

    • I look forward to visiting it and the town. NH is home to some amazing things and people πŸ™‚

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