I love time alone with my studies or spreading out tax papers or reading current magazines in my local library. During the past three years, I've spent a lot of time in libraries all over the state. Each one has a unique character and atmosphere. This chair with the sunlight streaming on it is my favorite local library spot. What's yours?
It may not look all that special, but look again.
See how the sun shines an early-afternoon spotlight on the chair nearest the window? See the abundant natural light? You should have a seat. There, in my local library, you sinnnn-kkk into that chair and never want to get up again.
Yes, one of my life's little luxuries is finding a place in my schedule to visit the local library and hole up for a couple of hours in that chair, right there. It's my favorite place in our lovely little Pendleton Community Library.
I like to pile my purse and tote or briefcase into that extra chair, stretch out my legs on the little table and ... chill.
This morning I'll get my grocery shopping done and this afternoon, I'm heading to the library. The snow is supposed to fall. I don't know if I'll feel the warmth of the sun today but the snow will make it cozy in its own special way. There I'll dive into my new weekly Bible Study Fellowship lesson and spend a couple of hours in John.
Are you familiar with bestselling author John Green? The Indianapolis native (author of The Fault in Our Stars and several others) likes to quietly visit the Knightstown Library. It's a small Carnegie on the town's main drag. A few years back I did an article about his affection for this library.
The staff didn't even know who he was and certainly wasn't aware that he was a big-time writer. They didn't know, in fact, until he won a literary award and decided to gift it to that very library.
You just never know the impact a library can have on a person.
Are you a regular at your favorite library? Do you have a favorite seat?
While lovely vacation spots are blessings, and time spent in a friend's home over coffee at the kitchen table a delight, there are sweet spots all around us. One of mine is found in my local library.