Wednesday, August 26, 2009

#23: Rancho Penasquitos Branch

RANCHO PENASQUITOS BRANCH (You gotta have friends)
Visiting Time: 1:00-1:15
Did I get lost on my way? No.
Book Checked out: A Map of Home (Randa Jarrar)

Book Selection: 3 bookmarks
Seating: 3 bookmarks
Staff: 4 bookmarks
Architecture/Atmosphere: 3 bookmarks
Total: 13 bookmarks

So I started this library tour project because I had some extra time this summer. Now, with classes having resumed for me (as both a Spanish student and assistant ESL teacher), some libraries are getting short shrift. I stopped into the RB library between classes.

With my new semester starting, I was in the mood for something bright and shiny. So I went to the "New Releases" section and chose A Map of Home. Which, it turns out, is almost a year old. But according to Lakin's review of her local library, The Petaluma Library considers the seventies to be new. So the book I checked out is hot off the presses. With such a crazy day, I haven't read past the first page.

I do want to admit, though, that I read all of yesterday's book. And while the first-person omniscient (think about it for a minute...huh?) was a bit odd, the book had one of the best endings I've read in some time. Of course, I won't give it away here; you'll have to devote two hours of your own to this juvenile book (124 pages of large print), and see for yourself.

(A second exterior photo.)

(The world need more paisley, and the RP library is doing its part.)

(Palm tree atrium next to a study area.)


Celia Metz said...

I am so excited by your journey! SD has a wonderful city library system. I have also begun exploring our county libraries (have made it to Poway, Encinitas and La Mesa so far!). And had a visit to the City of Coronado Pubilic Libary yesterday.

My broader excursions have included the new library in Seattle (awsome!), the British Library in London, Wellington (KS)(my husband's home town) as well as a few of the presidential libraries (Kennedy, Johnson and Eisenhower).

Good luck on your adventure!

Michelle Panik said...

I LOVE the Seattle library! Absolutely fantastic.

I wish you well on your County library journey--that is quite a feat!