April 6, 2008

BYBS : The best things in life are free

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The title of the post might have nothing to do with the body of the post, as this is one of those posts where you get down to writing without having a plan in your mind and write just about anything that comes to your mind. So, here goes...

As I have said a few times on here, I live in a small town. Living in a small town, like living in any other place, has many advantages an disadvantages. One complaint I often hear is : "There is not much you can do with your time in a small town like this."

I have been guilty of saying that a few times myself. But this week I realised, and not for the first time, that even though there were not a lot of things to do in my small town, I was not even doing whatever little the town had to offer. The realisation came to me in the form of our State Library.

It has been there for a very very long time. I like, even love, to read. Yet, I was not even a member of the library...until this week. That is to say that I joined the library, and the membership cost me nothing. The membership to the library is - you guessed it- FREE!

On another note, the assignments that I was to submit last week but couldn't, are ready now, and I am on my way to submit them as soon as I am done posting.

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!!!


SandyCarlson said...

The free public library is one of the best inventions ever!
God bless your Sunday.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Firstly: Congrats on completing the assignments...

Secondly: I am a VERY regular visitor to the three libraries within spitting distance of our home (we live in a big city so we're blessed with options with our libraries... although, like yours, it's a government run thing...) and yes, it's a GREAT way to while away a day simply browsing the stacks... GREAT blessing!

Whatever said...

I highly recommend sitting down and writing with no plan as it has served me on countless occasions. Of course, my site is called "blather and rants" so when I produce something like that, I can just shrug and say: "hey, it's blather!"

Congrats on avoiding reruns of Giligan's Island and the like and instead finishing your assignments! You are a better man than I, for having such raw will-power.

One of the things I love about the internet is that it more or less functions as a library for me. The downside of this is that I miss the whole "library experience." It's weird, but I miss the feeling of slouching around a library and, well, the smell of books. Here's to reconnecting!

Paulie said...

What a great post! When my children were small, I taught them the blessings of the public library! It may be the best gift our city gives all of us.

CyberCelt said...

I love the library. Without it, I would be reading the labels on boxes and cans because I could not afford to buy as many books as I read.

Have a great week. I noticed The Mag has taken off. Congratulations.

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