Your Stories

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.



ALL THE BOOKS

by Sarah - age 29

When I was a little girl, I was really into genre fiction, especially fantasy, but I didn't make it to the library because of weird districting issues. But, when I was an undergraduate, I took a student job in the little library that served our campus. My task, among other things, was to put the call numbers on the new books. Because it was a smaller campus, and because I was the only one doing my job, I touched nearly every book that came into the library. It wasn't too long before I was swayed by books with titles like "A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian" and "Freakanomics" and "Kalpa Imperial" and "A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)." The doors to stories of all kinds were blown open and soon, I felt like it was worth wandering from the one bookshelf in the library to go and make friends with ALL THE BOOKS! Today, I am just as likely to read nonfiction as fiction, literary novels as escapist ones, and graphic novels on any subject at all.

Thanks, libraries! I'll never be stuck for something to read again!

April 13, 2011

Share |
----------------------------
Lack of Sleep by Shelby
A Boost to Self-esteem by Douglas
CATS Local Producer by Lennon
How a toddler goes to the library by Liz
Summer Reading by Nancy
books books wonderful books by Ian
BeanWorldLibrary by Amber
Whatever she wants by Valerie
Take me away by Janet
Library Love by Allison
Memories about Libraries by Judy
A New World of Books by Evelyn
Thinking by Anon
Amazing Space by Jack
My Home by Michael
Introduction to the library by TT
Life with the library by Nora
Memories by Tayler
Sleepless by Michele
The amazing library by keagan burk
L is For Libraries by Bev
ARF! by Paige
Sarah's Story by Sarah
Waiting on the Bookmobile by Tim
The Drifters by ZuZu
Great heartfelt books by Leah
Green eggs and ham by Chris
Green Monster by Ashley
Friendly Danger by Daniel
ALL THE BOOKS by Sarah
Volunteering with VITAL by Basil
Libraryphiles by
My Earliest Library Memory by Christopher
Corduroy by June
Talking About Books at the Library by Amy
Teenage years at MCPL by
Waking by Suzanne
Stories-They Are Real by Grace
Small Town Libraries by Brenna
love affair of my life by diane
Books talk by Antonia
It's Never Too Late by Brenda
Love is a many-splendored book by Teresa
foreign language by zaye
Summer Mornings at the Library! by Jennifer
Love Library by Maris
Library by Clark
The library by Pam
The Town Without at Public Library by
Field Trips by Dan
the smell of solitude by Sally
Short MCPL Short-Story by Jackie
Quiet Paradise by Carson
first library card by Cindy
Book Truck by Shawn
First Library by Bobby
Hours at the Library by Paula