Dear Family & Friends
My big girl went to our village library to give an invitation for other children to join the scout group that they attend. As she arrived the library, she smelled something good. I must admit to you that our village library is nothing compared to what you get in the western world.
|This is the inside of our village library
There's no computer to boast, but, there's a very ancient manual Cyrillic "strike the key" type writer! There's not many books in our library either. Most of them are old books, so you can imagine the musty smell that goes with it. A handful of English books, no more than the fingers in your one hand. So, our girls are not enticed in going there.
|one occassion when the library came to live with special gathering
But saying that, we have a very friendly librarian. She opens the library everyday of the week, except weekend, but only after she have cooked their family lunch....so about after midday onwards.
|Food is much greater attraction than the musty old books
On few occasion, our village library serves as a meeting place for a special gathering like "grandmother's day". So it comes to live:)
|But we do appreciate our humble village library
So, when my big girl smelt something good on her visit...she had to asked. There were a couple of grandmothers with the librarian, enjoying the heated place. It's a good thing! And the librarian revealed the secret nice smell that was filling up the place:) It's actually apple cores and peels thrown into the log burner. Now, that's a good idea..isn't it?
Sometimes we wish we have a better library in our village to enjoy, as we used to love our local high tech-library in the UK....Yet, we know our village library has it's own special character, even though we don't see our needs being met there.
We're still grateful...specially when we start looking at the other side of the coin.
Hope you have a lovely day.