2nd year College Student
My mother started taking my siblings and I to the library when I was very young. I even remember getting books like “The Box Car Children,” and “The Magic Tree House.” When the library at school became a “special,” I thought I had to be one of the luckiest kids in the world. As I grew up, my siblings didn’t like reading as much, and my mom was too busy to take me to the library. Also, since I lived on a dirt road 20 miles from the nearest town, I wasn’t allowed to walk. As soon as I became a licensed driver though, the library was one the first places I went. Every time I would leave with no less than five books during the summer and around two books during the school year. In the last 3 years I have picked up reading books by James Patterson, and he is still one of my favorite authors today. Reading has always been a hobby to me, and I plan on keeping it that way throughout my life. However, having the library to borrow books any time that I want is such a privilege to me that I hope to never take it for granted. I also hope that one day I can pass my love for reading and libraries down to my children and their children as well.