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A Blog Conversation about Libraries . . .


Libraries Our last conversation was about different types of readers and was on July 2nd, July 4th, and July 6th

Now, let’s launch into Libraries…

I’m going to be rather desultory with this beginning of our discussion—bounce around a bit—rather like being in a library—So much to do…

When I was 18, I spent a season working in a library being what’s called a “page“; essentially, putting books back where they belonged…

I became infatuated with a fellow page; and, during one of our breaks, when she deeply embarrassed me for not inhaling a cigarette being passed around, I promptly began a 50 year addiction (which I quit a couple years ago…)—Ah, such memories…

I really did love the smell of a library…

I didn’t get to the library in my home town until I was in my 60s—rather like a sacred journey…

Then, there were those times I was homeless and appreciated various libraries as warm places to take a nap…

Oh, and mobile libraries; and, incredible library book sales…

But lately, since I’ve let myself roam in the pasture of confirmed bachelorhood and grown very long hair (except for the front and top) and a yet longer beard, even though I’m an author, I don’t dare do readings in a library—don’t wanna scare anyone…

I have however published a moderately large repository of posts about libraries(this post just might sneak into that repository…)

Let’s see… what else can I desultorily throw out, perhaps to engage you enough to have you share a comment, so this conversation can continue beyond today…?

Well… How about that Dewey Decimal System? I hear there are over 135 countries using it to keep their books organized…

Oh, yeah… Try these 25 mini-adventures in the library

Of course, if you’re a writer, you can read your books out loud there; and, I bet some libraries would even let you read your final draft before publication (talk about pre-order opportunities...)…

Then, there are all those Little Free Libraries (they’re really cute and they’re all over the world…)

And, there are, naturally, many other types of libraries

So, how about this…

Instead of me searching Google for links about libraries, why not share a comment about *Your* experiences with libraries…?

I can already hear all those books saying, “Right On!”

Yes, I can hear books talk—can’t you?

Looking forward to the comment that will let this conversation continue………

Almost forgot—what about all those cool librarians?—oh! and, those digital libraries folks carry around now………
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