Our neighborhood library closed a few weeks ago. It made me sad.
No worries, the brand new one that was built to replace it is huge, light-filled, and amazing. But, the library that closed was the library of my children’s childhood, so our last visit there before it closed was a bit sad. Even a little teary.
My 21 year old daughter and I share a sort of giddy excitement over libraries. (I am a reading tutor you know!) We’re both admitted nerds, and it’s fun to have this similarity with her. My daughter has been home from college for her Christmas break, and during the break, the library closed.
At our final visit, we decided to remember the library with pictures. (Low quality phone pictures, yes. But that isn’t what matters here. As a photography teacher once told me–Some photos are works of art, but others are simply to capture a memory.)
I’ve often wished I had taken a picture or two of more of my kids’ favorite places. Many of those places are now long gone. (So if your kids are still little, you can benefit from this mild regret of mine, and do that now!)
Do you have photos of childhood places (either yours or your children’s?) What are your favorites?