Teddy Rosalie Goes to the Library

It’s crappy weather, and I needed books anyway.

So Teddy Rosalie and I took a short trip to my favorite library branch, the Audubon Branch, next to Waltons Wood Park in Amherst.

Teddy had never been inside a library and wasn’t sure what to expect.  She’s not much of a reader, but she did want to get out of the house for a change.  Especially since she could be free for awhile from that nasty Puppy Cody, who’s always trying to eat her.

I let Teddy return the book I had already read.  She wondered where it went after it dropped through the slot, and I assured her it was safe and would be taken care of by the library personnel.

My favorite section of the library is the Nearly New area; in fact, I seldom go into the stacks themselves because I always find something to read in Nearly New.  Teddy helped me pick out some  reading material:

Of course, she then immediately became bored, so I sat her at the puzzle table while I finished making my selections:

Apparently, Teddy’s a whiz at putting together puzzles.  Who would’ve known?

Teddy wondered around a bit and was happy to meet Roscoe:

When it was time to leave, I allowed Teddy the honor of checking out the books.  The computerized checkout is efficient, but personally I kind of miss the days when the librarian had to punch cards to slip into each book.  My younger readers probably don’t even know what I’m talking about.

On the way out, we spotted a desk with LEGOs construction on it, and Teddy just had to stop to look:

I’m a bit of a nervous photographer, so all the pictures I took inside the library I did quickly and quietly.  I was afraid someone would spot me and throw me out or something.  So far, that hadn’t happened.

But just as I snapped the shot of Teddy in front of the LEGOs, a librarian approached from behind the desk.  A rather tall, male librarian.  I nearly peed myself, but I managed to mumble that Teddy Rosalie likes to go various places to do photo shoots and that today she had decided to visit the library.  The librarian smiled and suggested that perhaps I would like to take the photo from his side of the desk so as to get Teddy’s face.  Really?  That’s allowed?  Of course!  So I did:

Doesn’t she look happy?  I know I was.

Like any other child (or child-like, at least), Teddy simply could not go out and get in the car without climbing up the snowbanks first:

“Just Keep Climbing”

“Queen of the Hill”

Trust me, I wasn’t particularly enjoying that part of the trip.  It was cold out there!

But despite the cold, once I got Teddy buckled in, I thought I would take a quick stroll through the park to see if I could get some nice winter shots of the pond.  Sure enough, as soon as I got to the water’s edge, I saw the perfect shot.  It required just a bit of climbing down a slippery slope, but I was ready.  I aimed, adjusted the camera controls, and clicked.


Instead, I got that most feared of all photographic warnings: Battery Exhausted.

Damn, I thought I had charged the darn thing recently.  Guess not.

So ends another fun WNY weekend.  As evening approaches, I’m ready to relax:

“May the Evening Begin”

Back to work for most of us tomorrow.  Enjoy the upcoming week, Everyone.


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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalieStudio

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23 Responses to Teddy Rosalie Goes to the Library

  1. I buy extra batteries for EVERYTHING. Because charging is way too slow.


  2. willowdot21 says:

    I really enjoyed Teddy’s adventures 💜

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  3. Books, libraries, and we bears go well together. A grand adventure, Rosalie


  4. jmankowsky says:

    Great post…Great library! What would we be without a library?


  5. What an interesting read. Loved that Teddy was able to get out and go to the library. I haven’t been to a library in years. I usually just go to a bookstore and purchase what I want to read. I hope to read of Teddy’s other adventures, once the battery is charched of course.


    • For many years, I bought the books I wanted to read. Then I “retired” temporarily and due to budget constraints, I decided to check out the local library branches. Once I discovered I could get recently published books for free – and not have to find room to store them – I was hooked. I hope to get Teddy out on more road trips once the weather warms a bit more. (PS: Sorry for the delay in responding – your comment wound up in my spam folder.)


  6. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Rosco from Moscow 😜💜🌈

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  7. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Time for me to go back to the library, CM! What a creative post you put together. FYI … I do remember the cards in the back of the library books. I miss these days too! And sorry to hear about your camera …. that’s a bummer! I always carry around with me an extra battery or two when I have my camera. My camera is such a batter hog especially when I am shooting burst. Live and learn, right?


    • Yeah, I should know enough to get an extra battery, but then I’d probably forget to charge that, too! I would have liked to go back to get that “perfect shot” once the camera was charged, but by then it had warmed up and probably the focus of the shot would have melted away (footsteps leading from a park bench onto the then-frozen lake).

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  8. I get caught out with batteries so always carry at least one spare set.
    Glad to see Teddy Rosalie wrapped up warm in her gingerbread jumper. Great pics.


  9. Dan Antion says:

    Fun adventures. Good thing Teddy knows to be quiet.


  10. markbialczak says:

    I’m thrilled to see how wonderfully your trip to the library turned out, CM. Friendly!


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