I suppose I’m lucky in that if I want a book to read 3 of the regional libraries are within 3 kms of my house – in different directions. As well as the ‘big’ one I spoke about previously I often use what I call the ‘little’ library which sits in the shade of gum trees in a small suburb right at the foot of the Dandenongs.
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Inside it has all the same features as the other – ‘cept for the moving book return and nowhere near as many books – and has still retained that personal feel that libraries should have. Yes, we grizzle about the dreaded ‘check out your own book’ sytem but we do have a librarian (well more than one) who is more than willing to give you the time of day 🙂
The little library has a warm and cozy feel about it which the other seems to have lost. Looking out of the big window you certainly feel connected to the community – it’s right there across the road in the small strip of shops. The windy path takes you to the local GP’s practice, a pharmacy and the infant welfare centre. Beyond there across the road is the Vet and the pet shop where Kiera’s meat comes from.