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Living Arrows 2015 5/52

The cuts to libraries is a post for another day. 

Along with the one about cuts to theatres.

And anything really which allows us to explore our imagination, creativity and ability to innovate.

But for today, this is two of mine (with a glimpse of the third who bounces of books quicker than my mind comprehends),

At our local library,

The one next door to their school,

Within walking distance of our home,

Which has more books than their eyes can believe,

Where people come and go, and say ‘hello’ and smile at my children’s inability to keep to their choice of book,

(Yes, they can take out up to 10 at a time, but 30 additional books in our home?!),

And despite having all the books at home, chosen by mummy,

The library has books beyond their reach, and age, and books which mummy might disregard, but the library allows,

Oh yes, welcome to the many books under the title “Rainbow Magic”.

Books which I say to my daughter “Mummy, thinks that’s too old for you.” (and attempts to negotiate). “If you can read the first page it can come home with us.”

Needless to say the book comes home with us.

Libraries.

The window to our world and beyond.

The importance of libraries The library trip

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    Vickie
    February 2, 2015 at 20:11

    I am totally with you on the appalling cuts to library services. We try to use our library as much as possible, and it is always busy, but I fear that one day it too will succumb to the cuts.

    These are lovely pictures. I like how they’re capturing the frenetic motion of kids running from shelf to shelf. Oh and I do hope you came home with the Kipper book. It’s a good one!
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      Debbie
      February 6, 2015 at 22:25

      It’s a really difficult place to be at the moment as it is so difficult to feel as though you’re voice is actually making a difference.
      Thank you for stopping by, and yes! The book came home with us and has been loved.

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    FromMummytoMum
    February 5, 2015 at 10:59

    I need to make more of an effort to get to the library with my children. We took books out last year and I totally forgot to take them back – think I’m a bit scared to go back now 🙁
    Your pictures are beautiful, can tell they are totally enjoying all those amazing books
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      Debbie
      February 6, 2015 at 22:26

      LOL- that really is completely my nightmare- especially as you keep them for a month- my memory definitely isn’t that good!

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