Suffering withdrawal? How about a neighbourhood library!

I’ve heard quite a few people talking about how desperate they are for the libraries to open,  that they are hanging out for a book to read, perhaps as a distraction in these trying times and I may just have found a solution!

Instead of relying on the community libraries in the next week or two when they may be shut, how about forming a neighbourhood library? Talk to your neighbour and others in your street and see what they have on their shelves and in their DVD and CD collections, and let them check out your collection and do some swapping! It will give you new titles, something to do, and keep you reading and listening and watching. It may start you on a new author, a new genre, a new recording artist or movie director.

Then when the libraries open again, you can search for more titles by that author, or other movies that director filmed and you’ve opened your horizons in the face of adversity. Not to mention getting to know your neighbour.

Maybe just keep a list somewhere of who borrowed what and when so it can all find it’s way back to it’s original home when your favourite library is open and those wonderful library staff are back to help you find what you need!

One thought on “Suffering withdrawal? How about a neighbourhood library!

  1. simonehindin 1 March 2011 / 4:50 pm

    Selwyn libraries are also an option – they’re offering free membership to Christchurch folk – and they have free wifi http://www.selwynlibrary.co.nz/

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