National Library Week

This is National Library Week and I wanted to share a story about Meggie (me!) going to Story Time. The library is one of my favorite places and it always will be.

Story Time at the Library

Story Time was starting soon and Meggie walked to the library with her older sister. When they went inside she tried to be as quiet as possible, but her penny loafers went clackety-clack on the wooden floor. She said “Shhh” to her shoes, hoping they would stop being so noisy.

The children’s librarian let everyone know when Story Time was about to begin. Once they were seated the librarian said, “Sit quietly and if you have a question please raise your hand.”  When they listened to a story about a rabbit Meggie raised her hand and asked, “Can rabbits really talk like the one in Alice in Wonderland?” 

After Story Time Meggie loved looking at books and always wanted to take home more than she could carry.  Her sister would check the books out on her library card.  Meggie asked, “How old do I have to be to get my own card?” The checkout person said, “You can get a card when you are six years old.”  Would that ever happen?  But still, it was so much fun carrying books home to keep for a while and read over and over. To Meggie, reading and Story Time were wonderful adventures.

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Postcards and Travel

Meggie started her collection with postcards of Lexington, Massachusetts, her hometown. Then came postcards of nearby towns like Concord. When her family went on a trip to see relatives in Pennsylvania and New York she bought postcards from there too. She also liked little pamphlets about these places. Soon she had quite a collection.

When friends, neighbors or relatives went on trips she would sometimes get postcards from places she hadn’t been, which was pretty much everywhere. She would go to the library and look at volumes of the World Book Encyclopedia to find out about the cities or states. The more she learned about different places the more she wanted to see them herself! And after she read about Mrs.Tiggy-Winkle she wanted to go to England to see hedgehogs. She kept all these postcards and was determined to see all of them in person someday.

Meggie has always dreamed about travel and it has been as wonderful and exciting as she thought it would be!

This one is a photo!