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Reading My Library

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Visiting Our Library

Early on in this Reading My Library challenge, a few of you asked if I could share pictures from our library to give you a better idea of what I'm trying to accomplish when I say I'm "reading through the children's picture book section."

This past weekend our local library kindly allowed us to come in a little earlier and take a few snapshots before opening. Here are a few of the pictures we grabbed showing the children's picture book section. There are also some pics of my kiddos, Bookworms 1 & 2 enjoying some books while we were there!

This is the "pirate cat" if you were wondering. Or, at least, that's what we call him! He is esteemed and admired and there is a strong desire to touch and hug him (which we have to take care for) whenever we go:

Guess what Bookworm1 found right away!?

At our library they have a separate room available for story time. The room is brightly painted with a jungle mural and that is what my boys are sitting on front in the picture below. This room is Bookworm1's favorite. Of course, he has kind of grown up in it, my having taken him to the infant reading time! With two kids at different ages and stages for development, I've discovered its a little bit more difficult to make it to those story times, but we go when we get the opportunity.

I was also able to talk to one of the children's librarians for a bit while we were there and I plan to share some of my conversation with her next week. She gave me a lot of food for thought and I'm still processing some of the information so stay tuned!

In the meantime, you'll notice that there is a button my sidebar here for my local library. If you want to explore the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, you can just click on the button and follow the link!

I am so excited to be able to share more about where I'm going and what I'm doing. Thanks for following along on this journey!


  1. Um, yeah, that's a big library. I think our picture section would encompass 1 of those rows!

  2. Beautiful library, Carrie! It sort of looks like the one we frequent the most.

  3. Such a beautiful place with so many books to be discovered. I love your library! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing pictures!! It's just the kind of children's library I want to visit. Unfortunately ours is much more stark with LOTS of computers around (one of my pet peeves). I can see why your guys like going to the library.

  5. Yay for pictures! That Library would be one of three reasons I would move to your town!
    1) being YOU
    3) being the used book store.

  6. You have a great library! I love ours too. I used to live there when I was in high school and could drive myself. Now I've moved in again with my kiddos.