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Create Your Own Story

In celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, we've asked everyone in our community to write their stories about libraries and books. Read all the stories.

If you would like to write your own story, see the Create Your Own Story form for more information.



Small Town Libraries

by Brenna - age 25

I grew up in a small town of about 1,000 people. The local library is only open 6 hours a week and is staffed by sweet little old ladies who play pinochle. It has very limited resources, but I remember reading Happy Hollister and Nancy Drew books. And, I will always remember reading Fahrenheit 451, their copy adding authenticity to the experience, as it looked like it had itself survived a fire, or at least a flood.

The defining moment for me, however, was creating a library at my high school from books donated by a bookstore. I became the librarian, sorting and organizing the books, pulling off sale stickers, and upholstering the old chairs from the teacher's lounge with garish 60s print fabric. I liked helping my classmates find books. I liked creating the library. And I knew that I wanted to be a librarian.

April 10, 2011

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