Last year I was regularly taking part in a "In my mail box" post and then slackened off towards the end of the Summer. I have always been amazed at the wide variety of books that Marg at Intrepid Reader seems to gather from her library and thought that I would start by sharing my recent successful visit whilst taking part in Marg's weekly meme. You can read the Library Loot details HERE
I had not been to my local library for months. Mainly because of being laid up with my back and leg and relying fairly heavily on Mum or husband when he remembered to collect or return books. So this was my first proper visit since last Summer. Well, I had a lovely 40 minutes in the library and left with renewed enthusiasm for my local library.
The library has reduced its hours, not by much, just 9 hours a week. They have removed the swinging stands in the middle and placed the books in the alphabetical shelves which is great. They have also swapped the rather large and formal desk with a series of self service machines and shelves which hold books reserved. The librarian counter is open planned and there is of course internet access, the reference section and catalogue accessible via the internet. There was not an obvious reduction of staff, which were friendly and informative as always.
Just inside the door was a stand promoting reading with a themed link to the Olympics and Paralympics. You can read the details HERE.
I selected 10 great books. I already had one at home and have to leave the last space on my library card for a book I reserved last week. So here is what I picked up.