You don’t get great doors today. Today, you get standard glass. I went to the library and you’re going too. You don’t have to pay my embarrassingly large fine, though, so that’s nice, right?
This is my library.
I can use all the libraries in Marion County, but this is our local library, and the one I have used since I was 12. Now and again we go to the big central library downtown, and rarely to the one farther east, but this is the one I like best.
Rumor has it that they’re building a new branch on the fort, so that one will be closer, but this is my library, and I will probably still use this one.
I enjoy the winding, hilly drive through the trees. We all do.
This is the library that provided the bulk of my reading and the one in which I know where everything is.
I’ll tell you though, I mostly love this library because of the way it smells. Yes, yes, it has that moldy old book smell, but mixed with other smells I can’t quite define. Somethin plastic, somethin inky, and some of that cumin/sharpened pencil/body odor smell. I love the smell of my library, and the smell is strongest in the air-lock between the doors.
After living in
Hell Georgia for so many years, I was pleased when I returned to the library and it smelled exactly the same. I actually got a lil teary about it. I’d like to tell you it was just relief that I lived to smell my library again, or that I was feeling sentimental about taking my kids back there, but no, it was the smell. I am moved emotionally every time I go. I know, get a grip, Joey, Jeez.
Anyway, since the doors are a bust, look how adorable the children’s area is. Notice the beautiful archway and the random, but cheerful window placement. Heh.
Do you not want to climb in and dial a story? I totally do.
So, not my most beautiful doors post, but one dear to my heart.
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