The Friends of the Conway County Library recently invited me to speak on the subject on my book and writing and whatnot. This was cool on so many levels. Carnegie Library! The Conway County Public Library in Morrilton represents half of the remaining operating Carnegie libraries in the state of Arkansas. This particular library opened in 1916, and at the time achieved the distinction of being the smallest town in America to have a Carnegie library. That a pretty special little nugget of American + Arkansas history.Continue Reading
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Although I was concerned about returning after my last awkward visit, I had research to complete for my children’s book class, and I was too lazy to drive to another library branch. Plus really, should I be forced to do that?
But I didn’t.
I stopped myself...
I was determined to follow the rules, to be in good standing with the library, to again freely surround myself among books.
I paid the fine but wondered if I had been charged $1.50 for loitering in the children’s section last month?
I am proud to say I am a replacement-card-carrying, in-good-standing, library member. But, when I left, that woman will still sitting alone in the children’s section! Very sketchy, if you asked me.