Thursday, February 19, 2015

An Introduction

          I guess my first blog post should be an introduction and an explanation of why I chose to blog about libraries and books. Some of my earliest memories are of reading with my mom. It was part of my bedtime ritual; get into my pjs, brush my teeth, and choose a book for mom to read to me. This tradition continued for many years, eventually I began to read to my mom. Also among some of my earliest memories are trips to the local library. We used to go once or twice a month and I can remember sitting in the aisles of the children’s section, reading book after book. As I got older and could read faster, we went more frequently to the library. By the time I was in high school, we went every week, and every week I got a new sackful of books to be devoured in the coming days.

                                                The library I went to as a child.

          The library was always one of my favoite places to go to and before I could drive myself, I would badger my mom to make sure she hadn't forgotten that we needed to make a trip. It got to the point where the librarians knew me by name and even now, when I only go back a couple times a year, some of the older librarians still recognize me and ask how I'm doing.

          When I started college, I got a job as a student worker at the library. I think it is one of the best decisions I have ever made because it helped me realize that this is what I wanted to do, to work in a library and become a librarian. So when I graduate this Spring, I plan to go on to graduate school and get my MLS, my Master of Library Science.


  1. Reminds me of when I was younger, when my sister and I would walk up to our town library and just sit in there for hours reading. I'm interested to see what the rest of your posts will be like. I do have a question though. What is your favorite book?

  2. I have always loved libraries! I wish I had lived closer to one when I was growing up, I barely went to any libraries except for my school's library.

  3. I'm so excited to see what the rest of your blog will be like! Some of my best childhood memories are my mom taking my siblings and me downtown to the library in my hometown. I learned so much from the hundreds of books I read during those years.

  4. This is such a sweet story! I feel like you should include this in your cover letter for your first job as a librarian! I remember going to the library every week, or sometimes even more, with my mom. She was also a teacher, so I would go to Scholastic with her and get to pick out books for her to buy for me, which was awesome as a kid!