I'm giving my buddy Katherine P. a shout out because her blog http://iwishilivedinalibrary.blogspot.com/ actually captures how I've felt on a few occasions. Hey there Sarah! I'm also waving big to my friend Red Iza of https://theereaderjunkie.wordpress.com who actually has the very cool job of being a librarian.
In my lifetime, I've lived in about 12 different states, and every arrival meant a new library card. I would grab an armful of books, choose a comfy chair and read through many treasures for hours.
But libraries today have changed. A lot no longer the rule of speaking quietly while others are reading. Many have reading events for children or teens. Some have closed due to budget issues, a few have minimized their hours, and still others have embraced the culture of reading, offering new concepts to attract customers.
If you're ever or live in Barcelona, they offer large kitchens in both of their facilities, The Biblioteca del Fondo and The Central Library of Castelldefels. These libraries actually provide cooking classes!
Back here in the states, Meadowridge Library at 5726 Raymond Road in Madison WI expanded their library to include a very large kitchen.
And in Hartford, CT,, they are doing it big with a kitchen that provides gourmet meals to the public.
There are plenty more places that provide kitchens for employees that aren't really publicized, making it simple to have special parties or mini events at minimal costs.
In addition to easy access to all the books we love and enjoy, libraries are making it even more likely that we can move in at our leisure. Kitchens, bathrooms and large couches, computers and books. Yay!!!
What about you? If the decor was right, would you live in your local library?