Books As Part of Our Lives

For years, libraries have been holding used book sales as fundraisers.  Bibliophiles still flock to these events to find hidden treasures, but how will the ever-widening availability of free e-books from libraries impact this significant source of income? 
Will people always crave the tactile act of holding a book and turning its pages, or will this become a thing of the past as younger generations grow up with e-readers? 

What is the first book you remember reading on your own?  Think back to how you felt about that accomplishment and write about it!  It is always good to reflect back on successes, no matter how long ago they occurred!  Feel free to share your comments here.