Saturday, April 23, 2016

Just what is a library

Today the semi annual Friends of the Library book sale had its opening day. Many little old ladies staffed the tables outside our community room, which was now so chockablock with books of all kinds that the actual sales transactions had to take place outside the room. As the opening bell neared, eager library shoppers queued up in a line that filled our lobby and spilled thickly into the library itself. It was all a moment of chaos, holding, and eager anticipation. I innocently wandered into it in order to put out some bus schedules. Job done one of the little old ladies staffing the sale and waiting, along with everyone, greeted me, as we are old acquaintances.

I leaned towards her conspiratorially. "Don't worry." I said. "I won't let any of them know that the whole rest of this building is filled with all the same items, only those ones are all for free."

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