We know children love libraries. This year we’re asking kids to tell us why. Here, Amy says that when she goes to the library she gets SO many books she can hardly carry them! I asked Children’s Librarian Amy LaVare, at the High Point branch library, what a pile of books that high might look like. For that, see the accompanying photo to Amy’s essay.
Why I like the Seattle Public Library
By Amy Pottharst, age 7
I think reading is important because if you are bored it gives you something to do. I just really love reading. My favorite kinds of books are mysteries. Books are sometimes so suspenseful and I really love that. I was 4 ½ when I started reading and my mom says she could barely keep up with me! Sometimes in the summer we walk or ride bikes to the library to get some books and then we go to a nearby park or to the wading pool. When we go to the library I get SO many books I can barely carry them all!
My younger brother Danny (4 years old) loves getting books too. He goes every week for story-time and was disappointed when there was no more story-time in February. We usually sit side-by-side and read quietly together. He copies everything I do!
The library is great because we can check out books for my book group. We raised money for a group called Pennies for Peace. We learned about this group from the book “Listen to the Wind” by Greg Mortenson.