Thursday September 2, 2010

Library of the past

We received this card today from a Read, Review & Win winner – what a great story!

Thank you for awarding me the lovely library bag of ‘goodies’ for a review of “S” by John Updike.

I have always been a book worm. There was no large Municipal Library in those days but a small library was accessible in the main street. For one penny I could borrow a book for a week.

Between age 5 and 6 I chose “The Secret Garden” to read. The library lady said it was too advanced for me. I insisted I could read it so she sat me down on the floor and told me to read it to her. After a few pages she quizzed me on the context and then said I could borrow it.

This was in 1935 and I haven’t stopped reading since.

Pam R.
Mosman 1 September 2010.

Thanks Pam!

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