The library asked Ben and I to kick off their summer vacation program by reading one of our favorite books, of our choosing, to the kids. I imagined something like a half circle of 20 or so children.
I grew up coming to this library all summer long, checking out Berenstain Bears, Amelia Bedelia and Goosebumps, getting chocolate Moon Pies from the second floor vending machine, and finding a quiet corner away from the kid section to savor them. It made my heart swell to see so many sweet kids with library cards spending their day here.
For dinner tonight the Mercantile team gathered at Josh and Emily’s for a big supper welcoming the ladies of The Market Beautiful, in town early to set up for their nationally traveling vintage and handmade market this weekend on our street!