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After years of going to Barnes N Noble, I seriously forgot about our beloved library.
Thanks to my mother, for dragging me to the library most days in the summer, I would not have been introduced. She “encouraged” me to take advantage of every program the library had to offer during the summer. There were many skills and new found knowledge I’ve learned such as clay modeling,
wire bending, and chess strategies. The summer reading program offered incentives for children and young adults. The more books you read, the more chances you got at winning prizes. The prizes were shirts, bags, and other little goodies.
After a consisent period of not going, I soon forgot about the library. Using Barnes N Noble as my hang out spot and access to coffee and RED VELVET CHEESECAKE, I abandoned a friend that was so near and dear to me.
However, after visiting a new state and town, I was able to check out a local library. After walking through the doors, you are presented with a building of massive size and endless amounts of books. Now, I usually buy a book or magazine in Barnes N’Noble, however I wouldn’t feel bad about buying anything in the library because that is the purpose. The amount of books that the library offered on the topics that I had interest in, was astonishing. Barnes N’ Noble only offered newer titles and didn’t carry older books if they weren’t high sellers. I was reintroduced to the Huey Decimal System. I was re-welcomed to a family of friendly librarians. I say a family because the library I grew up in, was basically my family. They all were like aunts and their children like cousins.
I eneded up checking out 4 books. My stack of books started out as 10 books, but I wanted to select the best of the 10 to actually take home. This library too, had summer reading programs. However, they offered many for adults and they offered many other programs that really got the town involved such as TV marathons. The experience of this place brought back awesome memories.
The moral of the story is, even though we love our Barnes N’ Noble and the smell of frapp, the library will always be our home and free(unless you don’t accumulate late charges lol).
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