Yesterday, I visited the Sulphur Regional Library to get a new book to read.  First, I must say I love the library.  Ever since I was a little girl I have enjoyed the library.  Reading hours, the resources in high school and college, as well as the abundance of books at my finger tips. As I walked into the Sulphur Branch, I noticed a small room off to the right.  The sign, "Book Swap" over the door way beckoned me to enter.  A real book swap?  I had to check it out.

I saw shelves and shelves of paperbacks, all worn at the edges and creases in the spines. Books that had been gently handled by many hands, their stories being enjoyed by all those who love to read.  I haven't seen a book swap since I was a little girl.  Down the street from my house, their was a small, independently owned book store-Readers' Paradise, that sold new and used books.  She also had a book swap and there were a few summers I would walk to the book store and swap books I was reading. It wasn't that hard for me to read a book a week, and buying books weren't exactly a part of my budget in middle school.  Plus, hours of entertainment for FREE.  My Mom was happy about that.

Fast forward to the present, and here I was at the Library.  One of the many awesome resources our local library system has to offer.  Share the gift of reading, bring your children to Reading Hour or enjoy the summer reading program.  For more information, visit CPPL.  I LOVE SWLA!