|photo by bill burke|
When the library re-opens at 1:30, we try to be in and out, because the bus we prefer to take home leaves at 1:45 and it takes a few minutes to walk back to the stop. A couple of weeks ago, we were waiting, along with several others, and Colin (the librarian), wasn't appearing. On that day, I only had one book to drop off and several to pick up, so I wasn't concerned about leaving. Before we left, a woman asked if I wanted to leave my book with her and she'd drop in off for me. I did and she did. When we went back the following week, Colin apologised for being late. I told him it was no big deal and since I'd had more books come in since, it was just as easy to pick them all up together. Yesterday, he came rushing in and said, 'I had a feeling you might be here!' He handed Bill the items he had in and I dumped all the returns on his desk. He explained that he'd only just gotten off on his lunch break because it was so busy in the morning. He was dashing off again to get something to eat, but he knew we were in a hurry to catch the bus, so he came back so we could return and pick up stuff. I thought that was nice of him and I was happy not to have to lug home the bag full of books. It seems like a book drop would be a good thing. There was one in the Ballinrobe library, but I haven't seen one since. I don't recall seeing one even at the Central Library in Letterkenny.
Errands done, we caught the bus for home. I love the hydrangeas growing by the bus stop here.