I have recently come to realize something about myself: I am a library snob. I'm not sure when it started exactly, but it seems like it has been going on most of my adult life. It is what it is. I guess I just have particular tastes and certain expectations from libraries. ;)
With that being said, I am always excited to check out new libraries! It's fun for me, especially with the kids. I love exploring the children's section as much as they do! Is that weird?
We recently visited a library for the first time in one of our adjacent counties. It takes about 30 minutes to get there, which isn't too big of a deal for us. Have I mentioned we kind of live in the sticks? We only live about 6 miles outside of our town, but it only has a population of a little over 2,000, so you get an idea of what and how many businesses, restaurants, etc. there are close by. But, I'm getting off topic...
To make a longer story short: I happened to see that there was an Easter party scheduled that morning for the library in Linton, we hurried and got dressed and ate, aaaand were still late because 1) I have terrible time management skills, but mostly 2) My GPS took us to the wrong place! (Funny, but not funny story, we went in the municipal building my GPS took us to and asked for directions. We were only a block away on the other side of the main road. -_-)
We were almost half an hour late by that point, so I didn't feel like intruding on the party and having everyone stare. Lol It worked out, though, because the Easter bunny was there, so Myka and Ripley got to hang out with him some at their own pace. Then the preschool program that was having the party came out of the meeting room to hunt for eggs in the children's section and one of the ladies was nice and invited us to join them and even gave the kids some plastic bags to collect their eggs in.
After that was over, everyone started milling back into the meeting room and Myka wanted to go, of course, because there were lots of kids. I asked one of the librarians if it was ok, did we need to sign up?, we meant to come for the party, but were super late, blah blah blah, and she was very nice about it. All the kids were opening their eggs, so Myka munched on some Fruit Loops in hers and there were prize vouchers and coupons in some as well! I don't know who puts this group or that party together, but they were very generous with the prizes, I thought. There was sidewalk chalk, bubbles, books, all kinds of stuff to choose from. Much to my surprise, Myka chose a book. Proud mom moment. Ha ha (Like we don't have 500 things of bubbles and chalk already!)
This ended up being a REALLY long post, so come back next Thursday for part 2!