Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Seven Things that Make a Library Good"

(don't remember where I got this prompt)
  • The smell
  • The secret room in back where, if you know somebody, they let you stash other peoples’ horrid children.
  • The ghostly procession of Civil War soldiers that rides through every public library east of the Mississippi each Wednesday at 2 a.m.
  • They let me sleep there.
  • They way the poetry books swoon out of the cases if they think you might pick them up and read them.
  • The basement. If you joined your local Friends of the Library you might find out what I’m talking about.
  • An adult-sized ball pit helps.

1 comment:

  1. My old local library always smelled of old people. And not the cool grandparenty-type, either, but more of the nursing home variety.