My Love Affair with Libraries Began When I was A Small Child

Sandi Parsons
Jan 21, 2020 · 6 min read
Street view of the Bassendean Memorial Library, with the name of the library on brickwork. A large tree is in the foreground
Image courtesy of Bassendean Memorial Library, Local Studies Collection.

As a small child, the side room which housed the children’s collection at the Bassendean Memorial Library was a treasure trove of stories, somewhat akin to Aladdin’s cave. As my Mother fossicked in the main library, I was free to explore and use my two pink library cards to choose picture books.