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September 6th: Tell us about your library
New Hampshire is a small state with a lot of small towns, each usually with its own municipal system. Mine is no different. We have a lovely small town library run by wonderful people. Before kids (and before my Kindle), I would check out books frequently. Once I had kids, we used the library ALL THE TIME, from story hours, to crafts, to puppets and more. They did the summer reading program, the Valentine Tea, and the Polar Express events. We checked out books upon books (we even had a special bag for books). We checked out VHS and DVDs. The kids each got their own library card in first grade. They went after school to do homework. It was an amazing place. But then my kids outgrew the activities and the children’s room. They use the school library for books. We stream movies rather than rent them. They found new places to hang out.
So, I hardly set foot in my library anymore. I will check the digital content when I’m in the mood for something I don’t already own, but the inventory is limited, and I tend to stick to my existing digital content.
I do still love our library, and I will already remember all of the days my kids and I spent there.