Dear Library: From Susan


Dear Library,

There is an old saying, “It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.” I love to visit the library and in the past, I have fantasized about living there. I’d be surrounded by books with nothing to do all day but read. The books would let me meet interesting people, explore wonderful places and have excellent adventures without leaving the comfort of my chair. What a life! I felt that way until the day I literally got stuck at the library and was unable to leave. As I pulled into the library parking space that day, I did not realize that there was a piece of rebar protruding from the concrete parking stop. Unaware, I managed to hook my front bumper over the rebar and did not discover the situation until I returned to my car, arms laden with books. After several attempts at disengaging myself, I realized I was there to stay. I had an appointment and needed to get on my way, the sooner the better. I desperately needed a tow truck but I settled for the next best thing, the librarian. When I told Roxanne of my plight, she never batted an eye. She motioned for two teenagers who were in the library and enlisted their help. Between the three of them, they effortlessly lifted the front of my Buick LaSaber off the rebar and with smiles all around, sent a very grateful patron on her way. I learned two things that day………….. 1. Roxanne is really buff! 2. The library truly is a nice place to visit but when push comes to shove, I wouldn’t want to live there.

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