{Local places // Sim's Library}


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One of my July goals was to take Mason to get a library membership. We've only lived here for 8 years so it was high time that we did so. I'm not sure why we waited so long. I think it was mostly because I was confused how it all works. We live in the same town as the library, but pay taxes to a different town and are in a different school district. Weird, I know. And so honestly I wasn't even sure we could get a membership there. I thought they would probably end up sending us to the town of the school district we are in. And then I would be majorly bummed because this is the coolest library I have ever seen. 


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Sims Library is so old and cool looking! It's by far one of the most awesome buildings in our town. Every single time we pass by it I am mesmerized by the building itself and always wondered and dreamed of what it must be like inside. Sims Library, built in 1905, is registered as a historic site. Neat, right? It's tucked away a good distance from the road and nestled in the trees down on Gingerbread Lane...one of the most beautiful areas of our town. I just love it. So, to say that I was excited about going to the library was a huge understatement. I just had to take a few pictures.


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And it didn't disappoint. As soon as we walked in the doors I knew it was just as cool as I had always imagined it was. So much character and history in this building. I didn't take any pictures of the inside because I was too busy soaking it all in.

We were able to get a membership, but had to pay for it since we live outside of city limits. Okay by me!! I would have paid them $35 just to walk around and tour the building. We filled out all of the necessary paperwork and then headed for the children's area of the library. It's tucked away in the back right corner {good planning since children have a hard time being quiet...even in a library} and was huge and filled with so many books. We were only able to check out 2 books our first time {bummer} but we still had a good time checking everything out. And we more than made up for it our next visit by checking out 10 books!! 


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I am so glad we finally went and did this. We are enjoying it so much. They had an event this past Wednesday for the kids where Critterman came and brought all kinds of critters to play with. Mason had a blast and was so excited to get his autograph. Oh and we can't forget the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey circus ticket he got for reading 5 books. He's ecstatic about that. He asks me almost every single day if we can go to the library. I love that he loves to read and has a passion for books.


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Do you have a library membership?

18 comments

  1. We love our library, too, though it's not as gorgeous as this one. I'm glad you were able to get a membership, and I'm sure you will both enjoy all those great books. Thanks for taking us on such a lovely tour!

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  2. That library is GORGEOUS!! All the libraries in our area are all new and very contemporary in style. The old buildings - like yours - are just so much cooler and have so much character, and come with neat stories to tell.
    It also sounds like your library has some amazing incentives for kids to read. A ticket to the circus? AWESOME!!
    I'm so glad you got your membership!!

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  3. What a beautiful building! My son doesn't have his own library card yet...they need to be able to sign their own name...but we did sign him up for the Summer reading program. He loves presenting his sheet and getting his prizes. Actually, all three of my boys love reading stories together, which is awesome.

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  4. I love my local library too! Reading is fundamental! Good for you for instilling that in your son! Love these pics :)

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  5. That does look like the coolest library ever!!! Our local library is just a boring plain building! haha. I have a library membership actually! I lived here awhile before getting mine too though.

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  6. There is just something about the smell of the library!

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  7. Wow - what a beautiful library! I love going to the library - we have one in walking distance of our house, but I will say - it's not NEARLY as beautiful as this one!

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  8. Aww getting his library card, such a sweet moment! I do have a library card, and probably go every week.

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  9. I need to take the boys to get their library cards. We haven't yet because our address doesn't match the city my ID or anything since we moved. My boys love to read as well as I do.

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  10. I love the architecture of the library! So beautiful. I was obsessed with the library when I was little. If I had more time I would be there every week

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  11. I love that building, that makes it even more fun ti get a membership! You have me inspiration to get my daughter one this weekend! Love the pics btw!

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  12. I love that building, that makes it even more fun ti get a membership! You have me inspiration to get my daughter one this weekend! Love the pics btw!

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  13. We love our library - but it's not nearly as beautiful as yours!

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  14. That's such a cool library! We have one in our town but we drive to the next town over for a lot of their story times etc. I would love a membership there but I just can't justify $150 for a library card! So we have a membership to our tiny local library.

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  15. What a cool looking library. I love buildings like this especially when it's a historical landmark. You never really know what's going to be included on those signs. So interesting! Pieces of history!

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  16. I WISH my library looked like that. What a beautiful building.

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  17. Thats a BEAUTIFUL library!!!!

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