|Northeast Regional Library on Cottman Avenue|
But it was nothing like the libraries I was in today.
Welcome to Bookingham Forest at Old Worthington Library in Worthington, Ohio . . .
|My fantastic host, Meg Brown, at the entrance to the children's section|
Come into the storytime room . . .
|One of the places to sit in the storytime room in Bookingham Forest|
I taught a couple fun writing workshops today.
|You can almost hear the scratching of pencils across paper.|
The young writers who shared their writing wore a medal while they read about an imagined award they were winning.
|Sydney with Hammy the Hamster|
|Hammy's new friend, Abby|
Then it was off to the Northwest Worthington branch. Welcome to Story Garden . . .
|Entrance to the children's department|
Check out the outside wall of their storytime room in Story Garden . . .
And the inside . . .
You can always hang out with Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad . . .
|My host, Amy Brown|
|My new friends, Frog and Toad|
Then it was off to the Worthington Park Branch, where Amy Brown is the the manager. It's set among a grocery store and dollar store in a shopping center . . .
|Worthington Park Branch|
There's a lot of magic in that smaller space. Welcome to Story Park . . .
Have a seat . . .
I can only imagine growing up with libraries like these to light my imagination on fire. Lucky kids. Lucky me for getting to work with them today.
What do you remember about YOUR childhood library?