Think back about …

Libraries

October is National Book Month, and October 20-26 is Friends of Libraries Week. Do you generally get your books from the library, or do you buy them? Think back . . . Did you go to the library as a child? Did you take your children? Do you think of libraries as welcoming places, or places where they tell you to shush? Share your library stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Paradiso
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"I Have Always Imagined That Paradise Will Be A Kind Of Library"

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Book -ish
"...at some point my mother, observing my compulsive reading, suggested that quality, not quantity, might make me a happier [...]
West with the Night
Walking down a tree-lined block in the East 80s the other day I passed a brownstone with a pretty patio fronting the street. [...]
Magazines for the Principal
I had a very happy, 30 year career as a school librarian,  the last 20 spent at Jane Addams,  a small vocational high school [...]
Shakin’ in the Stacks
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In an instant, there was a rumble and a slight jerk, and then a slow roll, as I watched the stacks of books opposite me rise [...]
Check It Out
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Full disclosure: I have not read, or even heard of, North Country Nurse by Robert Ackworth, but when I saw the picture of the [...]
The Diary of a Young Girl
Among my friends and the distaff side of my family are many very accomplished women – doctors, nurses and therapists, a [...]
Suicide Mission to the Library
There is nothing I love more than reading to young children. I felt like we had fallen into a treasure trove of great [...]
Adventures in Libraryland
The first step for new hires in the group was mastery of a seventy-page manual about alphabetization Seriously.
Treasure Room
David took a job with Google DeepMind and moved to London in January, 2015. Google put him up in a two bedroom apartment for [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt

Hacks and Scams

Don’t Do Me Like That
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The scamming emails seem to come in constantly. Fortunately, they generally go into my spam folder and I never even see them. [...]
Grandma Gets Lucky
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"She called my cell phone and thought I'd gone to Canada and ended up in jail."

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Think back about …

Libraries

October is National Book Month, and October 20-26 is Friends of Libraries Week. Do you generally get your books from the library, or do you buy them? Think back . . . Did you go to the library as a child? Did you take your children? Do you think of libraries as welcoming places, or places where they tell you to shush? Share your library stories forward.

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