Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Who doesn't go crazy for a great library?
Sam and I made one of our weekly trips, and I remembered to take some photos.
When we'd move to this area over four years ago, one of my criteria for a new town was that it had to have a great library. I'd been living in one of the richest counties in the U.S. that had one of the puniest libraries I'd ever seen. So, a fantastic library was a must!
This library checked off all of my must have boxes. It's fabulous! Three stories! A teen room filled with comfy chairs, comics, magazines and the hottest young adult novels.
A kid's room with an ocean theme...two aquariums, an island with a giant palm tree shading a pirate's chest, seats for kids and parents, too, and an amazing selection of titles!
My library also has a genealogy room, a used book store, and a great seating area near the magazines and newspapers where you can enjoy a coffee and browse a while.
And did I mention all of the books, DVD's, and CD's?
I picked this book up on our last visit, and I'm really enjoying it. Debbie Macomber talks about the power of words, especially when it relates to our faith walk. For many years, she's been meditating on one word every year, and keeping a prayer journal about that word. What a great idea! God often gives me a word to ponder. One year, the word was sovereign. Another year, it was mercy. This year? Well, the word redeemed has been popping up often in my readings. I may have to plant myself in this word for a while.
Have you found one perfect word this year?