We went on a treasure hunt today in search of our donated book. Back when we published a book about my grandfathers St. Paul Police collections, one was donated by my grandmother to the St. Paul public library. I had never really seen it on the shelves until today!
The boys and I went to the central library in search of the St. Paul Collection, a special section of the library dedicated to the history of our capital city. I remember the intake librarian telling us that a copy would always be kept there. By the time we had parked, paid the meter, unloaded, walked 2 blocks in 100 degree weather, traveled up to the second floor, rode back down to 1 for the bathroom and returned again to the second...we found out that the collection is a locked collection and appointments must be made 48 hours in advance.
Just as we were about to head for the heat again, the librarian let us know that the 2nd copy of the book, the one kept in circulation, was currently checked in at that location and we could find it in non-fiction.
It was worth our while to find his book. Right there next to the other police books. Axel couldn't believe it.
On the way out, we stopped in the Children's section – before our meter expired. The librarian must have noticed that we were new in town (a good children's librarian always recognizes her regulars) and she pointed us towards a super cool program happening THIS WEEKEND!
On Sunday – between 1-5 – registered children are welcome to drop off one of their most loved stuffed animals to have a sleep-over at the library. Axel was hesitant at first but after she explained the system of tagging and identifying the animals he was certain that his wasn't about to go missing. On Monday then, the children are welcome back to the library to reunite with their animals and find out what they were up to during their BIG NIGHT at the library. There will be stories, crafts and more! How fun is that?
Of course we made a stop at the Children's Museum, a lovely farmers market where Axel won, of all things to win at a farmers market, a Twinkie (his first) and Axel played a tune on this street piano (wish Nana were there to play something people would actually enjoy)! We had a treasure hunt kind of morning, sweltering temperatures and all.
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