Here is our wonderful village library. The staff are friendly, hard-working, knowledgeable, and always helpful.
After April 1st, the opening hours are to be reduced. I am trying to use the library much more this year. Not just for my own benefit, but also to help ensure the service is retained.
The Children's Laureate, Julia Donaldson [the Gruffalo Lady] published a poem last week in support of libraries. Here it is
The Library Poem
Everyone is welcome to walk through the door.
It really doesn't matter if you're rich or poor.
There are books in boxes and books on shelves.
They're free for you to borrow, so help yourselves.
Come and meet your heroes, old and new,
From William the Conqueror to Winnie the Pooh.
You can look into the Mirror or read The Times,
Or bring along a toddler to chant some rhymes.
The librarian's a friend who loves to lend,
So see if there's a book that she can recommend.
Read that book, and if you're bitten
You can borrow all the other ones the author's written.
Are you into battles or biography?
Are you keen on gerbils or geography?
Gardening or ghosts? Sharks or science fiction?
There's something here for everyone, whatever your addiction.
There are students revising, deep in concentration,
And school kids doing projects, finding inspiration.
Over in the corner there's a table with seating,
So come along and join in the Book Club meeting.
Yes, come to the library! Browse and borrow,
And help make sure it'll still be here tomorrow
Saturday was National Libraries Day. Did you know that? I called in at the KM library in the morning to return books, borrow books, swap some magazines, and order a DVD [not a usual activity for me, but that was free because it was Libraries Day] I also met a friend I hadn’t seen for ages and we had a good chat.
As JD says, everyone is welcome.
When did you last call in at your library?
What things do you do there besides borrowing books?
[some people, like Mags, actually get paid to work in a library]