Being a vicar’s wife means that I am quite used to moving houses. Everytime we move to a new place, one of the first things that I do after unpacking is to go and check out the local library so that I can become a member. For the first time, after our move to our present vicarage I didn’t do it and I hadn’t realised it until about 3 weeks ago when I was reading an article about local libraries. This does not mean that I had stopped reading altogether. I couldn’t read for the first few years due to poor health but thankfully that picked up so after that for practical reasons I started buying second hand books to read.
Anyway, I looked up our local library online and found out that I could apply for membership without having to go there personally and that the cards would be posted to us. I did just that for the both of us. Thanks to the postal strikes, our library cards got stuck in the post but I was super pleased when they finally arrived on Saturday! I have already started browsing online and look forward to visiting the library very soon.