I have a confession. I have not checked a book out from our public library in 11 years. I knew it had been a long time, but didn't know exactly how long until I went to get a new card last week. See, I had this nagging feeling that I had overdue book fees from my adolescence that were never paid. I was right.
When I tried to get my new card, the sweet lady behind the desk said, "Oh, my," and flipped the computer screen around for me to see. Across the top of the screen was the word "BANNED" and a note that I owed $30 for late fees that dated back to the summer of 2000. Whoops. At least it wasn't as bad as I thought. But banned? From the library? How embarassing. It was the summer I was newly pregnant with Avery and getting ready to leave for my senior year of college, so I blame it all on a freaked out preggo brain.
Now to make a list of books to check out! Any suggestions?