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Time Stood Still

November 6th, 2010 - By Stephanie Precourt

By Stephanie Precourt

I took the elevator up to the children’s books section at the library. I noticed the Friends of the Library was open- a huge room filled with organized categories of books for sale at awesome prices- like from 25 cents to two dollars each.

I found myself cross-legged on the floor between the stacks, skimming titles that I could read at bedtime to the boys, books at Noah and Carter’s reading level, young adult fiction that took me wayyyy back.

Time stood still.

My arms were full, overflowing!

I walked out with a huge paper shopping bag with handles FULL of books- for only $7.

Bag of books

I plan to go back and splurge on several antique hardbacks to fill our downstairs book shelf.

It’s been four weeks today that we canceled our cable and haven’t watched TV! A renewed hunger for books has fallen upon our house. I love it.

Porter County:
The Valparaiso Public Library Friends of the Library store is open on Saturdays 10-4 and Wednesdays 12:30-6:30. Portage’s is Saturdays 10-4 and Mondays 12:30-6:30.

Lake County:
The Central Library Book Sale Room is open three times a week- Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2-8, Saturdays 9-4.

*Daylight Savings is tonight! Woo hoo extra hour! :) Got any plans?

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Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .

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