Our local group of bloggers, the Southern Jubilee Bloggers, held our monthly meeting in the beautiful library facility this month. We like to change the location of our meetings to see what’s going on around town.
Here’s a few of us gathered around the conference table learning the latest in technology issues. From left to right is Hope from the blog Crafty Hope, Karyn from two blogs, Swim Team Life and Professor Storytime, Kim from CoziNest, Alan from Stump the Librarian, and Lorraine from Clamco. All of these blogs can be found everyday on my sidebar. Look them up, you’ll love them!
I use the library quite a bit, but haven’t been in the children’s section lately. You know I’m getting ready to take my oldest to college next week, so I’m a little nostalgic these days about my “baby” who could sit for hours and read. When we entered the children’s area, with it’s twinkling overhead stars and rows of familiar books, I was taken back to not so long ago when we would visit the library.
The bottom left photo above is of Dr. Karyn Tunks, Library Director Tamara Dean, and myself . . . all proud graduates of Florida State University! Tamara just completed her second master’s degree, this time in Library Science.
And as a little extra poke to my emotions, as we walked through the familiar children’s area, there sat a little red- headed boy who was a dead ringer for my son at around 8 years old. C-H-O-K-E-D-U-P! I guess I was staring at him a little too much because he gave me a look like I was creeping him out, which is exactly how my son used to look at me! Awww!
The library isn’t just for reading! The Austin Baker Activity Room is a fabulous place with a stage for performances, arts and crafts, and other programs that encourage children to love books!
The teen section is either promoting their mystery books, or has documented a teenager napping.
A brand new room at the library holds a collection of books dealing with the “Recent Unpleasantness,” the “War of Aggression,” or to others, “The Civil War.”
With over 800 visitors a day, the Fairhope Public Library is a busy place. If you are a local resident, I hope you use the library’s services, and if you are visiting our town someday, stop in for a tour!
Do you use your local library?
Visit the Fairhope Public Library web site HERE,
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