Back in the 70's, for the 3rd grade through the 7th grade I lived in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. We lived in a place called "The Widow's Colony." It was some sort of subsidized housing for women who had children and were widowed or divorced . One of my favorite places was the library. I can remember walking up the steps to go in and I remember the smell of the books. My mom would take me and my sister to the library and I would go to the science section. I loved to read about astronomy. My first dream was to become an astronomer! Here is the Page Memorial Library, I guess it is a museum now:
Inside that top window to the right was the science section. I loved to check out books on the planets and memorize data about them. Of course home computers didn't really exist back then or I would have created a data base for them. I loved this place. Visit these links to read more. http://www.tulsalibrary.org/charlespage/history.php
They mention that (+)Laura Mae Barnes was the librarian there. I didn't know that until just now. She was close friends with my grandparents and I saw her fairly often when I was young. I wonder why I didn't know she was the librarian at one my favorite places in the world? I feel even better about the place now!