On the way to our camp, Adrian said "Mama, what are we going to do about books when we are on vacation?  I think we will need to get a library card near camp while we are away."

Okay, let's clear some things up. 
1) I brought PLENTY of books with us. 
2) I ordered nearly 30 hours of audio books to bring along with us from our own library.
3) I hit up two library book sales at the bookends of our trip and had boxes of books along with us.
4) My dad has bookshelves of books.
5) My aunts keep us well supplied with books.
6) There are stores where we vacation, so it's not like we cannot buy books. 

Clearly, we have a literature rich lifestyle and do not need to worry where we'll find our next book.

But nevertheless, Adrian worries. 

We're also the type of folks who visit libraries throughout our travels (insert eye roll from my very obliging husband), so Adrian knew we'd be hitting up a library (or truth be told, several).  While I have brought my kids to other libraries close to our camp, I've never brought them to my town library.  It's a fabulous old building that hasn't changed much in decades.  It's also where our 4-H club used to meet.  (And as a bonus they were also having their annual booksale on a date we were there, so we got to go twice!  And a big thank you hug to you who bought me books as a treat, best surprise gift ever!). 

I took a couple shots and honestly, they are some of my favorite shots of the trip, even though not all three kids cooperated when I was trying to bribe them into photos.  They are my favorite photos because they bring back fond memories of my mom bringing me here.  I dressed Anna-Kate in one of the dresses that my mom saved from my childhood and smiled a little broader.  Although my children are able to meet my mom on Earth, they certainly have heard stories and experienced places she brought me.  I treasure these picture and am thankful for all these fond memories to share.


  1. I can’t believe how quickly Anna Kate is growing, it seems like she wAs only born last month !

  2. Great stories and photos. I have never been to the kid section of this library but love their upstairs. It is one of my favorites. Wonderful memories.

  3. We also make it a point to visit libraries wherever we travel (earning very similar eye rolls from Sebastian). Our favorite from this summer was the library in Cape Vincent but, as we pulled into my childhood library with their cousins from TX, I overheard Em lean over and whisper ¨I love this place!¨ Makes my book lovin´ heart oh so happy!

  4. Love the old place. So glad you have all those great memories to share with your wee ones.

  5. As an ex-librarian I have done that too! Great experience!



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