Hmmm…I like the smell of the books, the hushed tones and reserved manner that people have while there, and the static electricity library carpet creates at your fingertips!
I like libraries for weird reasons.
I like that the water fountains don’t shoot a steady stream and you always take one in the eye. I like the random chics who look like they were born in a library, then someone delivered their glasses when they reached puberty. I like the cheap carpet and the echo of inspired thoughts from past readers. I like the security guards who have obviously never read a book. I like the fantasy of a romantic interlude with one of the nerdy librarians—maybe in the Nick Sparks stack, among his sappy books? But mostly, I like libraries because inside all their dust covered, hold-in-your-hand editions, worlds and entire galaxies of imagination and possibilities exist.
Libraries…what wonderful places.
~~~~Andrew Harkless writes stories for the Everyman about the Everyman. Coming-of-age stories (regardless of age) about everyman characters who reach extraordinary crossroads where change is the only path. No matter how average a…
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