Last weekend while visiting the antique show in Round Top, we
noticed something that we had never noticed before on our visits to
the show ~ The Round Top Family Library!
As a big lover and supporter of public libraries, I was thrilled to
make this discovery ~ the most charming library in what looked to
be an old church. The building was indeed an old abandoned
church that was moved to it's current spot and completely restored
with the aid of very generous benefactors. Round Top is the
smallest town in Texas with a full service library!
What began as a children's evolved into a family library ~ The Round Top
Family Library. It's become a gathering place for residents of all ages, where
knowledge can be shared and treasured. I cannot think of a better structure than
a church to house a library because to me a library is a spiritual space where
our minds can be challenged and expanded. A restful place removed from
life's duties and worries where one can escape into the words of famous
authors, explorers, scientists and theologians too. A place for little children
to learn and grow in wisdom.
It's a place that residents can look to with pride. A place where all are
welcome. A place to volunteer and share talent and interests.
This is the garden and children's playground just across the driveway.
Lovely ~ don't you agree?
The activities center.
Such a pretty and shady spot to share a visit with a friend.
If you would like to learn more about how this charming library
came to be, watch the video below.
And for more information, please head to the
Reading is very important. I was saddened to see current
statistics about how many people do not read. Please
remember to read to your children and or your grandchildren.
If you don't have kids, and as you know I do not, you
can volunteer to read to kids. I have and it is so rewarding!
Y'all have a great weekend!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley