Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Closing announcement

I must prepare for the twenty minute closing announcement at my library. It has fallen to me. I was thinking I would say this. I'm strangely nervous:

As the last faint golden glow of the sun falls on our library so too falls the bittersweet last moments of our library day. As the great Ray Bradbury said “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Here is the past and here is the future for you then: twenty minutes ago we were open forever, and twenty minutes from now we must close for the evening. If you need a library card, now is the time to get one at our service desk. With that card you may be able to open something even greater than a library...

Well, that's done. I'm exhausted. I can't help anyone now. I have to save my voice for the ten minute announcement.

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