“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein
A few years back, when I was tired of buying new books for my daughter only to watch her read each of them within 48 hours, we went off to discover the library in town. Needless to say, my girl had a ball and came home with a stack of books.
During one of the next visits, the wonderful staff in the library explained us how to search and “hold” a book via their website. I registered with my email … and my phone hasn’t stopping “pinging” since then. It’s a constant arrival of messages for new books to be picked up or reminders to return them.
Next little bit in the library luxury came at the start of this year (or was it last year?) when the local library arranged for their little ‘travelling’ library bus to stop at our primary school every week. The ‘pinging’ has increased since then, because daughter #2 has become a reading-addict as well. It’s wonderful and I couldn’t be more grateful to the local council to have organised that. Good thing, you don’t have to be a student at the school to use the “library bus”, but later in years when my girls will be heading off to high school, they can still quickly go past and pick up their books they’d “held” via the internet!
It’s a book galore place in this house, and I wouldn’t like to have it any other way.
Oh, by the way, we’re talking libraries this week, so don’t be shy and tell us about your library or any fond memories!
PS – BTW … talking libraries … join the Astraea Press Book Club and you can get Jeff’s book Rescued By That New Guy in Town for free this month!