Today was an exciting day as, for the first time in over three months, my local library was open!
The UK is slowly coming out of lockdown although life does still feel very different. We’re still keeping two metres apart and using hand sanitizer everywhere we go. The libraries are some of the last places to open in my local area, after the shops, pubs & restaurants.
It was so nice to be able to browse the shelves and pick up some books that have been on hold for me since March. It was quite a different experience as the upstairs wasn’t open and it was a one way system in and out. I also had to give my name and a contact number in case they have an outbreak so hopefully the phone won’t be ringing anytime soon!
I wasn’t able to get all of the books I wanted as a couple where non-fiction which are, of course, kept upstairs! I was too shy to ask them if they could look for me so I’ll just have to wait until things are a bit more back to normal.
I was able to get four pretty exciting books I’ve had on reserve for a while now. They are…
How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne
Secret Sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Weather by Jenny Offill
What are you most excited to see reopening?