Friday, August 16, 2013

A Good Book

 
Going through some iPhone pics tonight. 

Local country fair.

That time of the year. 

Sunny days, cool nights. Ovens coming back on. Windows getting closed in the evening.  Cinnamon pinecones showing up in the stores, smelling like autumn.

Fall is coming.

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And it's getting quiet at the library. Other than the last couple hundred students that have yet to read the summer reading book and need a copy NOW.

We tell them not to wait to the last minute. But they do. Every summer. They wait to the last minute.

They cannot believe that we do not have any copies available for them.
Eye spy.

A good book. The Sweet Life in Paris. Recommended by my good friend, M.

Humorous, enlightening, entertaining.

Go find it at your local library.

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When I was at the main desk a few days ago, a mother and daughter stopped in to get a book that had been placed on hold for the girl and had arrived from another library. The mom told me that she thought it might have been sent back since they had been called a while ago. Sure enough, it was not on the bookshelf for them and I had to give them the bad news.

I offered to get it for them again.

The mom said yes but then looked at her daughter, who was maybe ten or eleven years old, and said, "Well, are we going to come and pick it up?"

The daughter thought for a moment and said, "No, probably not."

The mom asked her if she wanted to go pick out another book, reminding her that summer was almost over and maybe she should get a smaller book.

The girl shook her head no.

"Are you sure you don't want to go get a book?" her mom asked again.

"They don't have any good books here," the girl mumbled, not looking at me.

"What? Of course they have good books here," replied the mom.

"No. No, they don't. I've read them all," she said. And walked out the front door.

Mom just shrugged at me and then turned around and followed her daughter.

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So if you're looking for a good book, don't bother coming to our library. We don't have any.

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