Thursday, March 11, 2021



n. pl. li·brar·ies
    1. A place in which literary and artistic materials, such as 
    2. books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, records, 
    3. and tapes, are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
    4. A collection of such materials, systematically arranged.
    5. A room in a private home for such a collection.
    d. An institution or foundation maintaining such a collection.
I remember when I was a very little girl the first time my mother
took me to the Library. We were living in a very big city at the
time but what I remember most about that library is that it
was upstairs. We climbed the stairs and entered into a place
that was magic to me. I remember there was a low shelf next
to the window with lots of children's books. I must have been
about 4 years old, because I was not yet in school. I sat by
the window and looked through many books. When we left,
I am sure we took a few books home with us. We went
back to that library many times, as I still remember checking
out books from that library for elementary school.

Books have always held a fascination to me. They are your
friends when you are lonely, sick, or when you just want to
travel to a different place or time. The Library is also a great
resource for Quilting books. I have a very healthy collections
of quilting books in my own library, but sometimes, I just
enjoy looking at other books for ideas. I've checked out Harriet
Hargrove and Sue Nickels machine quilting books in the past. Also
books by Camille Roskelly.

What fun to browse through these books and enjoy the amazing
resource the Library affords. Have you ever checked what your
local Library has available? You might be pleasantly surprised.


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

In other states I used to check out lots of books at the library. Our local library doesn't seem to have much. I go online to see if they have something that I'm interested in, and that item(s) are never listed. My son's also did this back when they were in school, and never found what they were looking for. Strange since we live in the 2nd largest city in Illinois. We have our own library in our home. We tend to collect books and re-read our favorites all the time. I love to get lost in a book, and taught that to my son's.