Yesterday we kicked things off with a visit to a mobile library – my first ever mobile library visit.
Everyone who boarded the bus whilst we were there was greeted by name – the librarian later told me they have a very loyal following and that yes, generally, she knows all their users by name. How great is that?
J had fallen asleep on the way to this library so wasn’t thrilled when she woke up. However, for most of our time in the library, it was full of laughter – it was amazing! Everyone was so happy to see each other, catch up with news, get new book recommendations, and simply hang out at the bus.
This kids’ section was well stocked – apparently the mobile library fleet gets extremely well used by schools, nurseries and playgroups – indeed, whilst we were on board, a playgroup arrived and suddenly there were 15 toddlers all eagerly pulling books out of boxes and off shelves.
We hopped on a bus to get to our next library. Sitting at the top at the front is a sure fire way to get my kids happy!
The second library on our Librarithon itinerary was one which has been closed for 2 years being refurbished. It reopened last September, and oh my, it is a gorgeous library!
They have a dedicated picture book room which is so welcoming. Their stock was mouth watering! Fortunately we could use our library tickets here (they’re valid across the entire city) and I couldn’t resist taking out a bag full of books, even though we were meant to be travelling light!
M particularly liked these chairs in the junior library – so cozy, and perfect for curling up in to read a book or two. I had a hard time trying to extract her when it when the library closed.
Another thing the girls loved about this library was the fishtank – just like in Maisy Goes to the Library. You can see it in the picture below, just to the right of the issue desk.
All in all, an extremely welcoming library, and one to visit again soon.
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