Centuries ago, when I was a member of the suit and heels work force, I would run to the library during my lunch hours. As a young twenty something, I would get such a kick out of window shopping at the library as I read many book jackets. When a new author peaked my interest with a great opening paragraph, I would sprint to the circulation desk with my new traveling companion. With book in arm, I would then make a quick stop at the pizza shop near the office. Happily alone with my book, I would try and read a couple of pages before my wrist watch reminded me that my in box was filling up at my desk. At the end of the day, I enjoyed reading my new library book as the train brought me home each night.
I miss those library visits. It was my little chunk of time where I could escape into my books. I could forget all the pressure and deadlines at work. It was a time when I could be truly me. For the past 12 years, I've been in mommy mode so most of my library visits are about finding fun and educational books for my kids. Since they were little, I try and make library visits a regular part of our routine. I'm so glad that they share my interest in getting books at the library. When my youngest one goes to school, I know that I will find the time to stroll through the library aisles once again. A quiet lunch with a good book sounds good to me : )