A Tour Of the Library
October 21, 2010
Do you have any lasting memories of your childhood library? One of my lasting memories of the library is watching From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler at the old Grandview Branch building at 1502 Main Street. It was probably around 1985, give or take a summer. It was before VHS tapes, so it was on a reel to reel film strip projector. I liked the movie then, and while I don't remember a lot about that old building, I do remember it was a treat to go to a program at the library.
I was working the other night when a group of Cub Scouts made lasting memories of the library. Cub Scout Troop 364 came into the Grandview Branch, and was treated to a tour of the library, including all the stacks, the computers, the programming area, the back room, and behind the desk. The Cub Scouts asked great questions like "What happens when I lose a library book?" and "How many people come to the library every day?" Matt did a great job giving the tour and answering their questions, and we hope the tour was only one of many, many memories of the library each of these boys have in the years to come.