I’ve already shown you the terribly high-tech, all singing, all dancing Danish libraries where you’re (literally – boom boom!) allowed to climb on the bookshelves, haven’t I? If you missed that post, it’s here…‘Where are we?’ Wednesday
But the other week I popped in to another local library as they were the only branch who had a book that DS10 needed the same day. Normally we’d just go online and order it to be sent to our nearest library…they send them for free from all over the Danish kingdom. This particular bibliotek (library) is a quaint little place with a white fence, a courtyard with a few tables and chairs and trailing plants…
Inside, it was like walking into a time machine…like stepping into one of those mobile libraries that used to drive round our area in Edinburgh. Oh, how I loved that van, it was one of the highlights of my week!
I found the book that DS10 needed and decided to have a quick look around. There were all the usual magazines and newspapers, Miffy DVDs, gardening books, doctor and nurse romances and, of course, the obligatory computers for use by patrons. There was also a cosy little corner complete with sofa, cushions and an old battered writing desk…
Above the desk there was a sign that said ‘Må vi byde på en kop kaffe eller te’ (May we offer you a cup of coffee or tea?)
And who can resist when the (Earl Grey) tea bags are so daintily presented on an old glass cakestand which is placed on top of a crocheted doily?
I didn’t see any biscuits… But, then again, who wants to find crumbs in between the covers of their library books? 😉
Have a wonderful Wednesday – with plenty of heavy reading and light refreshments! 🙂