Open arms

This is what happens when your grandmother is a librarian.  Dunwoody, Georgia, March 2014

This is what happens when your grandmother is a librarian. Dunwoody, Georgia, March 2014

“A library should be like a pair of open arms.”Roger Rosenblatt

“So why on earth would you take an eight-month-old baby to a library?” my mother asked me, when I told her how Matt and I had spent the previous day with Grady.  As a retired librarian who specialized in youth services, I just smiled and offered her the photographic evidence, some of which appears in the collage above.  My mother understood immediately.

This was Grady’s first-ever trip into the open arms of the public library.  I hope there will be many, many more in the weeks and months and years to come.  Knowing how much both his parents love reading, I have a sneaky suspicion my hope will almost certainly be fulfilled.

Next time your mind needs a hug, head for your local library — but be warned: you might find it’s hard to leave!

One year ago today:

Libraries will get you through

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

1 Comment

  1. Wow! I love this! And your collage captures the busy-ness of the event so well.

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