Happy National Library Week!

This week is National Library Week! It's no secret that I LOVE the library!This is my second year participating in the Library Love Challenge here on the blog but I've been going to the library ever since I was little. I remember my mom taking me frequently, coming home with armloads of books. I remember Library Day was my favorite day of the week in elementary school! Right up there with Read In Day--did anyone else do read ins? You bring blankets and books to school and read all day long? Can this be a thing for adults?? :) You can read more about my love of books in general, including libraries, in my This I Believe essay.

 I'm super lucky here in Oregon to have access to an amazing library network where I have access to books and other materials from across all the member libraries. In addition, I have access to audiobooks and ebooks through OverDrive and Libby. There are library branches close to where I live and where I work, so I'm never too far away from the library. My office is about four blocks away from the library, so I walk there at least once a week, sometimes more, on my lunch break to pick up books I have on hold, browse for new books, or simply just to sit and read in a quiet space for an hour. Just the feeling of being surrounded by books calms me.

What do you love about libraries?