The Shelter

“Why are you still hanging Christmas décor? We’re almost in the middle of January!”

“This one was a child’s creation. I always hang them regardless of the season.”

“Why?”

“Maybe because I like to think of this place as more than a library; as a shelter for creativity and the doorway to magical worlds.”


The photo prompt has been given by Ted Strutz at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Shelter) has been given by Denise Farley at the Girlie on the Edge.

33 responses to “The Shelter”

  1. I agree. Libraries are so much more. Well done.

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    1. A very good way to describe libraries.

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  2. Excellent. I like the idea of a library being “a shelter for creativity and the doorway to magical worlds.”

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  3. Let’s hear it for librarians!

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  4. Exactly as it should be. Nice one.

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  5. I like the thought of a library being a shelter.

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  6. YAY … for the variety a library offers children and adults.
    Have a wonderful weekend …
    Isadora 😎

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  7. And why not? Makes perfect sense to me!

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  8. No wrong time for Christmas decor (in my book) because it brings joy!! Lovely story.

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  9. Libraries are so that, and more. Excellent use of the prompt word Bernadette!

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  10. Love your take on the prompt. And I agree, there’s no wrong time for Christmas decor.

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  11. I love my local library, and all the stories sheltered and nurtured there. Nice tribute!

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    1. Thanks Liz. The tiny library near my place introduced me to the world of reading too.

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      1. We are fortunate, indeed!

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  12. That’s exactly what a library should be!

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  13. What a lovely story and lovely thought. Why shouldn’t there be a doorway into Christmasland year round? The kids get it.

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    1. Maybe cause the doorway’s child-sized 😉

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  14. The library is a place for such things and I like the librarian’s belief in cultivating it at her library.

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    1. I guess she wants to give a starting step to all the budding writers 🙂

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  15. Dear Bernadette,

    A library is a doorway to other worlds. Lovely piece.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  16. Aw. I love that sentiment, and it is never the wrong time of year to highlight creativity!

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