My library was full of dinosaurs! Big, scary, multi-colored dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes complete with razor sharp teeth and big shiny, watchful eyes. A few of them actually moved thanks to what I now know were small motorized parts. The dinosaurs were made of paper mache, that’s also what I know now.
But, when I was young, the resident be-scaled giants were made of bones, muscles, skin and teeth. And, they watched me with their big eyes, shiny as glass. I tried to stay out of their view, but it seemed as if one was poised at the end of every aisle, especially the children’s book aisles, which is where I spent my time. Nonetheless, their watchful gazes didn’t keep me from spending an hour or so every other week browsing the new releases. I was always looking for something new, having read almost every kids' book my library had in stock. I even checked out an encyclopedia occasionally.
Dinosaurs. That is what my library held for me; a land where dinosaurs ran free!