Sharing the Love

I’ve always loved libraries. I grew up in a small town whose library consisted of one big room. I loved everything about the place. Now I live in a city with quite a few branches within ten minutes of my home. We aren’t faithful to just one of the libraries. We enjoy many. The kids have names for all of them. The photo above is from the Squishy Chair Library.

These are from the Cookie Library. There is often a tray of (very ordinary) cookies in the main room. It’s an old building with these tall windows and lots of beautiful, dark wood.


And finally, the Window Library. It has wonderful window boxes to sit in and this unforgettable chair.


Who loves the libraries? Me? Them? Us? It’s a love I share with them. When I say, “Let’s go to the library,” they get on their coats and shoes. That’s love.


Simple Technical Information: From these photos it may appear that my kids regularly sit themselves down in well lit spots and become engrossed in books. There is some truth in that. They do sit down many times and read. But, there is also some guidance from their camera wielding mother. Most often it’s a suggestion about where to sit. Sometimes, it’s an all out set up. “Here’s a book. Will you sit over by that window and pretend to read it?” This may or may not be followed by a little bribe. “Yes. As soon as we’re done you can look at the DVD’s.”

3 thoughts to “Sharing the Love”

  1. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only camera wielding mother shuffling my children around in a effort to catch them in the light!

    I miss those wonderful libraries. . . and the library light, especially on a wintery afternoon.

  2. Hi Jennifer,

    First, great site. I love the photos you take and the descriptions you give. You have a beautiful website!

    Second, your links don't seem to work on the 'links' page… It seems to be looking for http:// twice…

    Just thought I'd let you know 🙂

    All the best,


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