I Hate Adventures and I’m So Glad I Have My Own Library Back

I prepare for all crisis the same way. Be it snow storms, heat waves, unexpected visits by relatives, hospitalizations, vacations, it’s always the same. Loyal readers will know that in the event of a crisis, I go to the library, and load up on books. Anything is better with a good book. But the Foxboro library had been closed for a month. And my husbands’ operation was just a day away… …continue reading


Conscience of a Delinquent

overdue_bookThe town I grew up in did have a library. And it was quite satisfactory in its own way. It was a single room that was open on Saturday afternoons, and Tuesday evenings. I and my mother or aunt would walk up, and the librarian would be waiting for us. “Here, these just came in from the bookmobile! You’ll like these. Carol-Ane, try this book.” We were never expected to bring our books back within two weeks. Obviously, once my mother had read the book, she would pass it on to my aunt, who would give the book to my grandmother, who in turn would hand it to my other aunt… …continue reading