My overdue trip to join Reading library. Overdue will not turn into a relationship theme
I walked up to the desk opposite the door with the large sign saying membership. A young lady watched me as I picked up a leaflet describing how to join. easy, fill in this form provide evidence of address (Driving license) and normal signature (Debit card). As I reached for a pen from the pot on the far side of the desk the young lady walked over. She picked and passed me a pen as she sat down good, I get to sit down now
wendy: can I take a photograph of that sign?
staff: Oh! No-one’s ever asked that before…Um…if there are no people in the picture
Excellent, the Saturday staff feel able to make decisions on unusual requests. The girl sweetly listened to me tell her about Kevin’s blog as I completed the form. Then she went into coorporation style ‘rote-retell’ mode as she desciribed the contents of the new member’s pack before handing it to me.
- 2 hours of free internet access a day
- The addresses and opening times of all the branches, including one in Palmers park that opens ’till 7pm 2 nights midweek
- A free CD/DVD loan because of my new membership
- Frequently Asking Questions
- Special services (alas all the ‘coffee mornings’ are on weekdays, when I can’t join in)
- Adult services (adult book groups. OH! who’d have guessed?! One group meets in the ‘Back of Beyond‘)
- Children services (they have Pyjamma evenings in the library – wish I was a real child!)
- Toy library
After this preliminary dance I was let-loose on the stock. …..ooOOOOooooo…. I left with an unabridged Audio book; Ian McEwan’s ‘On chesil beach’ read by the author. It may not smell of book, but the commute to work this week will be a joy….
Goodies, lovely goodies…