A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. - Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

B + A ( Libraries c/o Target)

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If I had to choose which two traits have stuck with me the most from mom and dad it would be this: a love for walks from dad + a love for books from mom.

Ever since I was a little girl I adored libraries. Even stepping into one as an adult evokes happy feelings and I stand true to that tradition with my own boys. I remember perusing the shelves for Beverly Cleary, Babysitters Club and in my teens I searched the paperbacks for R.L. Stine and other mysteries. And throughout all these years I'd regularly check out Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic. Do any of these ring a bell, or evoke an emotion? If it does, check out the Silverstein site to re-live good memories!

As a teen I would walk (thanks to dad) to the library. Imagine to my surprise when the librarian offered me a position! And so my first job was first as a tutor in the library system and then as a librarian's assistant.

All that being said, I am a true nerd at heart and I dream of a day when I could sit in a tranquil setting and enjoy a good read...but between you and I, I wish these days as a mother to  7 + 5 yr. old boys would never end.

For more on the Target School Library Makeovers visit the site here.

(Photos care of the Target site)

Do any of you have a home library? How about a magazine collection? As a visual learner,  I know I can attest to a huge collection of magazines!


  1. I love visiting the local libraries. To me, it's like entering a different world full of choices.


    Rocio R.


  2. Yes, and like being mentored by your choice professor...ms. martha stewart, jack canfield, shel silverstein...


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