Library – “The world is quiet here” (Lemony Snicket)

“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.

Do I mind? NOT.AT.ALL!bookshelf

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!
https://fourfoxesonehound.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/comedy-with-romance-and-scares/

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About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog. Next to her job at a private school she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio
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9 Responses to Library – “The world is quiet here” (Lemony Snicket)

  1. jeff7salter says:

    As someone who invested nearly 30 yrs in librarianship, I can certainly comprehend (and warmly applaud) your daughter’s interest in libraries. Children who often use libraries and their vast resources are known to do better in school — and reading is such a perfect past-time.
    Thanks for including a link to my blog … I hope lots of people will get their free PDF copy and will read and enjoy my romantic comedy.

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  2. It’s lovely to hear about your daughter’s library experiences and makes me feel even better about the job I do – thank you!

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  3. pjharjo says:

    Good post, Iris! it reminds me of my daughter who wrote while she was a little girl, she is in her late 20’s and still writes. 🙂

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  4. Isn’t it wonderful how quickly most kids take to the library? I wish more people exposed children to books.
    We have what they call “Bookmobiles”, which I guess is like your Library Bus”. These are for people of all ages and they carry a variety of what is available…and books can be ordered and delivered to the meeting place, always a distance from the library itself.

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  5. Micki Gibson says:

    I would need the “pinging” reminder to return the library books. I have so many books at home that I don’t visit the library as often. Plus, being in the writer world, my To Be Read pile on my nightstand and on my smartphone are full of friends’ books, so I’m not making as many trips to the library as I do during the summer when my kids like to visit. Great post!

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