• Victoria Lentfer

I Went to Jail to Check Out My Library Books

I had to go to jail to check out books from the library. Yes, that's right. My rural Nebraska town of Strang converted the town jail into a library. Our five-room school did not have space for a library, so we walked two blocks to the jail/library. Little did I know that twenty years later I would be in a maximum security jail teaching reading, writing, and math to prisoners.

As we celebrated banned books last week, the annual week we celebrate the freedom to read, I realized how fortunate we are to have such fabulous libraries. Nebraska in particular could see the footprint of Carnegie Libraries throughout rural communities. We live in a digital world, but the Geneva library is still one of my favorite places when i go home to visit my parents. The smell of the books. The beep of the books being checked out. The draw of the stories beneath eye-catching book covers. I love libraries! And I love to read!

Thank you to all the wonderful librarians, you bring such joy to all reader's hearts!

Feel free to share your library stories. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me regarding my posts from the past. Keep the sharing going! Love it!

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