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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Read all about it - in the sunshine!

I am taking a  holiday  from my blog till September 2016 - see you all then!

If you're worried by stories of library closures across Britain, take heart - it's not all empty buildings and unread books. There's a new fashion for open-air borrowing and it's definitely catching on.  Last week I visited a mobile cafĂ© and library in Homestead Park in York where celebrations were in place for the the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl.

Charlie and his Chocolate Factory in Homestead Park, York

Celebrating the  100th anniversary of  Roald Dahl's birth 

Nearer my home in Lancashire 'Little Garden Libraries' have been popping up in the front gardens of book-lovers' homes. All you have to do is 'take a book and leave a book' and the service is entirely free. They can even be found in local hotels, too.
A hand-made little library ready for its new home at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green, Lancashire.

A little garden library in a Lancashire garden


Barbara Fisher said...

Hi Marilyn, I hope you are enjoying your blogging break and finding lots of extra time to do the things you enjoy. We took a quick trip to Northern Ireland last week and feel so much better for it. I’ve not noticed any little garden libraries in Somerset, but then I’ve not really been looking. I will now though!

Guernsey Girl said...

Hi Barbara - so good to hear from you. I hope you've had a wonderful summer. We sat in the shade of our weeping willow Tree today knowing that the balmy days are coming to an end... I'll be blogging again soon - after six years I can't give up now! Sending you love and best wishes.... xxx