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.
by Suzanne - age 60
I walked into the library to return my huge pile of books, when all of a sudden I realized that I was looking at a an unfamiliar sight. What had happened to the library that I had been going to since I was a child? Where were all of the people that I had come to love? I roamed around the stacks of books and materials and called out for anyone to answer. Nothing. I picked up a book and it turned to dust in my hands. Fear was running through my veins now. I started running through the library, now shouting for someone to answer me. As the fear and panic increased in me, so did the unmistakable realization that I was no longer where I thought I was. I grabbed and pulled books, magazines, videos and all sorts of materials off of the shelves, and as I did, they all just turned to dust. Not heavy dust, but so light that it just floated away in the air. I then realized that not only was no one else here, in this unfamiliar place, but that I was asleep!
April 12, 2011
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