I recently discovered that February is National Library Lovers Month.
"The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books." (source)
February is a great month to devote to libraries, books, and reading, since we are usually stuck inside a little more due to the weather. I decided to visit the library and take my camera along for some pictures.
I headed to the children's section first. I knew I could find special books there. Children's books take a lot of wear and tear. You can readily see the ones that have been read many times.
The little board books are kept in bins on a low shelf. I wonder how long these stay in the correct bin!
I am fortunate that there are eleven libraries within thirty minutes of my home. I have visited everyone of them. Each has its own personality and beauty. Some have walking paths nearby, some have exhibit rooms for art, some have comfy nooks to spend some quiet time, and one has only children's books.
I'm addicted to checking out books. I tell myself the whole way to the library that I only need to check out a couple of books, but then I get there, I weaken, and go home with four to six. I think that's because checking out two books is just to quick. I need to spend more time roaming the shelves
In celebration of libraries and books here's a couple of websites you might find interesting. Just click on the blue words to be magically transported to their websites.
There is a book-shaped mural on a grain silo in Incheon, South Korea that is supposed to be the world's largest mural.
There's also book-like benches in Poland.
We have holidays for just about everything now, but I am glad there is a special day for those of us who love libraries. I hope you'll make a point to stop by your local library this month.
"The only thing you
absolutely have to know
is the location of the library."
~ Albert Einstein