Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Library

Yesterday I took my books back to the library and chose a few to bring home with me again. 

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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!

Kathleen.

4 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

We woke to a snow storm on this beautiful New Years Day...no church for us, but blessed by friends I've made through blogging. Our town just built a new beautiful library...now we just need a few new books! (o: Happy New Year!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a shame that it's the important things that go when the economy is bad. I can think of so many other ways for governments to save money and stop overspending. There are no libraries in Kuwait. And they wonder why students test low on reading comprehension. :/ Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy new year. Tammy

{oc cottage} said...

How funny! I just got a new library card...after decades...too! ;}

m ^..^

Debbie said...

Funny... I had misplaced my library card and so I hadn't been to our local library in a while. I was just thinking about how I need to go and get a new one. Then, I saw this.

I'm fully nudged in that direction now. Bet I won't get pie, though!