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Lost in a Good Book

Libraries Week

 

Thank goodness for the libraries. Otherwise the rest of the shelves on my already overfull bookshelves would collapse!

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I’ve given many books away over the years but some are just too difficult to part with: the presents from a special person, the book I read on a great holiday, the one I would like to read again, the book I know I should read but haven’t!

These shelves have now also become a deposit for books my children have outgrown but I am finding it hard to give away!

Visiting the library always brings back happy memories. Pushing open the heavy wood and glass door I used to feel I had walked into a whole new world. One where shelves of books were all at my height and arranged neatly so I could instantly spot a new book. The librarians sat at a desk low enough for me to talk to them and they would often recommend a new author.

 “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” Andrew Carnegie

Nowadays I’ve realised the benefit of the Library App and I can request a book in seconds. My latest trick is to borrow the books for our book club reads and then if I really like the book I can think about buying it.

The only problem is, when I go in to collect the book I always find a few more to read and then, well, where does the time go when you’re lost in a good book?

 

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4 thoughts on “Lost in a Good Book

  1. Loved reading about your view of the library as a kid. Made me realize one of the reasons I really like one of our local libraries is the kid-height circulation desk — the other library has great librarians, but a high desk. I do love the library!

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  2. I used to love going in to the library after school and asking the librarian, Pat, to find me some books. These days, living a life abroad, I feel sad that my children can’t grow up with those same precious moments

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    1. Hi Sophie, I’m so glad this brought back happy memories! I have often felt the same way, thank goodness for the school library. Not quite the same as going out with a bundle of books under your arm though. Hope you are all well. xx

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