How cute are these two little reindeer? The boys made them at the public library's free craft today. I am loving our local library more and more. The librarians are friendly and helpful, and the little boys love story time there. We do miss our old library's wiggle room, but we've spent at least a couple of hours at the new one every week lately and I'm so grateful for it.
We stopped for coffee (hot chocolate for the guys) afterward, so that boosted my mood some, too. Counting the Christmas cookies and samples we got at the grocery store, the day ended up not being as bad as I'd expected. I'll take what I can get!
Aside: I got to thinking today after our library visit how enthralled I am with libraries in general. Collections of books. Information. I love to just browse. I love the smell of books (you won't get that unless you're a book nerd, sorry). I think I inherited a softspot for libraries because my beloved Grandma Bess was the librarian of her town's public library when I was a kid. I spent many hours there with her, and we enjoyed a shared love of books. We both love pioneer stories and we read and talked about many. I am currently reading a copy of Little Women that I inherited from her, so I think fondly of her whenever I open up the worn binding and turn the aged, yellow pages.