Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Happy Birthday Library!

I received a lovely invitation the other week - come and celebrate the 30th birthday of our local library. It's where I spent 5 and half years working as a library assistant and they'd invited lots of ex-members of staff and lots of regular users of the library. Me and Andrew went along for the celebration at 11am on Saturday 23rd November - exactly the same date the building opened in 1983.
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
 
They'd put up a small display all about the history of the library complete with old pictures; a few of them even contained some of the girls I used to work with (looking much younger of course). A couple of local dignataries (the mayor and I think, the head of the local council) did speeches and there was a delicious cake handed round to all of us there.
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
Midsomer Norton Library 30th Birthday Celebrations
 
It was lovely to go back to my old workplace and see friendly faces; it's been two years since I left and I really don't get into our local library as often as I should (being busy at weekends and not getting home from work til late puts paid to visiting the library). A couple of members of the public came up to me and said how nice it was to see me again - one darling elderly lady even said she misses me at the library! I was really touched; when I left there to move to my current job, I wasn't sure if any of the members of the public would notice but it seems a few of them did.
 
We ended up spending about an hour and a half there chatting to everyone, eating more biscuits and cake than we should have and taking out an armful of books which look fab, but I'm not sure when I'm going to have the time to read!
 
Library Books
 
Library Books
Library Books
 
 
 
Do you use your local library?
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Awww, how lovely to hear that people missed you. The library certainly has an awesome selection of books!

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    1. I know, I was really suprised; I didn't think anyone would notice when I left! :-) x

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