Library Cards – Warp Speed Your Future

Have you ever entered your local public library? Have your children ever entered their local public library? Do you have a library card? Do your children have their own personal library card? If the answer to these questions is yes, read on.

Today I made a mad dash for the library it was due to close in thirty minutes. I always love to stop and watch the children of every age picking through the books and making the big decision of which ones to take home and read.

It always brings back memories to me of when my son was about ten years old. I was on my way to the library and I asked him to accompany me. A friend of his was over and they were playing in the yard. His friend asked me if he could go with me to the library since he had never been in one.

I could not believe my ears. I could not believe that a child ten years old had never been in the public library.

What happened is somehow I ended up taking my son and three of his friends to the library. I could not believe that his three friends had never been in a public library.

I was delighted to introduce these boys to the mysteries of the library and all the wonderful books that it contained. The boys all were really excited to be on this unexpected outing with me.

Before we left home I had permission from each of their parents for this unexpected trip. The boys also obtained a note from their parents to receive their own personal library card.

I enjoyed every minute of helping my son along with his three friends pick out two library books each to take home and read.


It opens the door for you to learn about any subject you may have been interested in your entire life. It makes your imagination soar and explode.

This day is engrained in my memory forever. I feel that I opened a door to the future for these three boys. I hope my son remembers it.

Another special day at the library is when my daughter was seven days old. I remember sitting her in her infant seat on top of the counter as I was checking out my books.

I don’t care if parents are working and live very busy lives, they must make the time for their children to obtain a library card. When they get old enough they can ride their bike or walk to their neighborhood library.


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Copyright 2006 Linda Meckler