Yesterday I took my books back to the library and chose a few to bring home with me again.
When did libraries get so friendly? Whilst there yesterday I had a mince pie, a free one, courtesy of the library. I could've had a hot drink too had I wanted one.
As children my cousin Sylvia and I spent many, many happy hours in our local library but in those days we had to be quiet. Not anymore, children play, chatter and do crafts, completely unhindered by anybody telling them to sshhhh!
I haven't been a member of the library for a long time and things have changed, for the better I might add. It's not that I ever stopped reading but that I've been buying my books mainly from charity shops. However, recently I've re-joined the library and am loving it. Sadly though, libraries are under threat in these times of economic crisis and are closing down at a steady pace throughout the country to save money. Such a shame!