So we come to the Raleigh area where we live now. Our first library is the closest – the Clayton library is 10 minutes away. The kids grew up here, went to storytime, checked out so many books here….Big Nate books and Narnia books, Harry Potter and Mysterious Benedict Society, Calvin and Hobbes, The Cupcake Diaries (skye only 😉 )
We loved Mrs Mary and Mrs Caroline! Mrs Caroline told us about the Duke gardens, and Mrs Mary introduced us to a favorite bakery, La Bonita. They are a wealth of knowledge on all fronts! We felt a little guilty when we started branching out to other libraries! But we started to like the Smithfield library a lot.
Then we found out that we can join the Wake County library system for $25 a year. We found our two favorites: the Garner library – this is the one I go to consistently …it’s like a bookstore! They get so many new books in, it’s crazy!!! I come home with stacks of brand new cookbooks, home decor books, books from my favorite bloggers, brand new biographies, and recent novels.
If we really want to be fancy we go to the Cameron village library in Raleigh:
So many news books and great selection. Wil used to take cello lessons close to this library, so Skye and I would come and go to the Cameron village library and Fresh Market next door.
Recent library books
We have a lot of memories of when the kids were little, taking field trips to Raleigh…our favorites were when we would visit a library, museum, park, and then get a snack usually at the farmer’s market. When you combine nature with books and a good snack, that equals a great day!
So now there’s no doubt about my nerdiness! I would love to hear your favorite library memories!