We all have been to certain places that impact us. These places are special for any number of reasons. Most importantly, they add the “magic” which brightens our days and make us better than we would be without them.
I went to a museum recently. I parked my car and walked eagerly toward the entrance with my family and other visitors. Some people seemed to physically lean forward as if willing themselves toward the doors more quickly. As soon as we crossed the threshold, the air seemed to change. Not in the sense that it was air conditioned or filtered, but in the sense that this was a special place. Magical. We were going to learn, explore, admire, and enjoy.
As my family and I worked our way through the exhibit, we carefully danced around other people, trying to take in everything. As we left, we discussed our experience. We were enthused, exhilarated, and enlightened. Somehow, time in the museum had improved each of us.
I got back in time to come to work at the Library. I parked my car and walked in, passing a few patrons on my way. When I entered the Library I had the same experience I’d had earlier in the day at the museum. This is also a special place where all are invited to visit, learn, and enjoy. The children coming in were already planning their “library strategy”. They had ideas about what books and movies might be most interesting. I noticed them leaning forward. As soon as I got to the desk on the Children’s Floor I was greeted by eager patrons who had questions about our collection, suggested reads, or other resources. Many were eagerly waiting for Family Story Time.
As I watched patrons leaving with their new-found treasures or well-read favorites, I knew that their library visit had made their day better. They left charged with the energy and inspiration which every library visit can provide.
There are special people, events, and places in all of our lives. The Library is one of the most magical places I know and sharing it with our patrons only makes it more so. Best of all, at the end of a library visit, you get to take some of the magic home.
Check out the amazing things going on at the Frisco Public Library at www.friscolibrary.com, then join us for a wonderful day.
Youth Services Library Assistant