In January, a friend and I drove to Vegas and back. Because I was behind the wheel, I didn’t drink on days we were on the road. I think I have a pretty clear idea of what we did during the trip.
I thought so, at least, until today, when I got an email from the Las Vegas library, welcoming me back. I had to message my friend to see if we had gone, because I have no knowledge of going. The answer is, no, we didn’t go there. I wonder how they got my email address.
I guess, though, that it’s very possible that, knowing my personality, that I visited. Maybe I’ll have to put a visit to the library on my todo list the next time I go to Vegas.
The above linked article tells about a program that the library is putting on to encourage parents to read to their small children. 1000 books before kindergarten might sound impossible, but one book a day for 3 years puts you way over the top. Right now, no one can use the library, but many of these books are online. Make reading a part of the child’s daily routine. You won’t be sorry.
This is a poem written about writing poems on a train ride. It was musical and the illustrations are great. I originally picked up the book for Black History Month, but I hadn’t gotten around to reading it until now. I truly enjoyed it.
This exhibit is from the main library. It was from one of my last adventures there before it closed. It is all about how the landfill handles sitting around for so many years. It was interesting, but the photos don’t do it justice. Some bricks had imprints of paper that sat on it for years. It was a discovery of history that wasn’t meant to be discovered, but became a happy accidental find. There is so much history in our landfills just waiting to be discovered some day.
New York Public Library has an audiobook and ebook service called SimplyE. It’s free to use and you don’t need a library card. With the libraries closed, this is a great way to get books until they open again. I found the app on the Play Store.
I love how the group of librarians in the above linked article entertain themselves. I have followed the author’s blog for a while now, and I find her very entertaining. I am not a librarian myself, but I am aware that they are a funny bunch. Judging by the stuff I see in the library, anyone working in the library needs to have a sense of humor. They make my day, a lot!
The article above tells about a hotel that is also a library. It looks as if it puts on programs and sponsors writers. I would love to visit it someday, if even just for a day. 28 rooms are available to sleep in, though. I didn’t check on the prices.
The above link is a fun little game that is supposed to pick your favorite genre, by the types of places you like to read or relax in. It was totally off for me, choosing mystery as my favorite genre, when I rarely choose a mystery willingly.
I am curious about how well it works for others. Let me know your results.
The above linked article shows illustrations of the outside of several international libraries. They only show a drawing, and only of the outside. The real thing is much better, I’m sure. I have seen the NY public library recently, and the inside was almost as amazing as the outside. The lions were missing when I was there, because they were being repaired.
I’d love to visit the other libraries, too. The illustrations are beautiful, so I can’t even imagine how beautiful the real thing is.