Today is Take Your Child to the Library Day (that includes your inner child). Also Library Lover’s Month. All of which is to say, get yourself to a library and thank a librarian for her service (or his) and then sit there and snort some book dust in the blissful silence, at least until school lets out. The library in Wapakoneta, Ohio saved my life when I was kid.
High ceilings, huge windows, big wooden seats, peace and salvation . . . libraries were my church and the Blume library will always be the Notre Dame of libraries for me, especially because of the nun-like librarians who would smile over the desk at me and say, “Jenny, you’ve already read this one.” Bless them all, wherever they are now.