Inspired by Booksplease
Whether you usually read off of your own book pile or from the library shelves NOW, chances are you started off with trips to the library. (There’s no way my parents could otherwise have kept up with my book habit when I was 10.) So … What is your earliest memory of a library? Who took you? Do you have you any funny/odd memories of the library?
My very first visit was at my Primary School library. At that time, my school was just about a fifteen minutes walk from home and although the public library is bigger and has more varieties, nothing beats the convenience so I spent much more time in the school library than in the public library.
I remember I would stay in the library after class dismissal (perhaps once in a week) and would browse through the shelves to look for my favourite Nancy Drew series while I enjoyed the cool air from the air-conditioner because it was always so hot outside. I would rest my back against the bean couch provided on the carpeted floor as I read; we were also requested to leave our shoes outside the library since we might dirty the carpet.
I cannot recall if there was any funny/odd memories of the library though, except that I always had a wonderful time there. Sadly, the school was demolished several years back and now thinking back, I really missed those days.