My TBR shelf where my books breed.
As usual, Saturday included a trip to the local library. And as usual I gave them a big bag of books. I have no idea where all these books are coming from as I do not collect books just to have them. I think my books may be part rabbit; they seem to be frequent breeders. I clear my shelves only to find more books lying around. I almost have my discards down to a manageable minimum. And soon may see the bottom shelve in my office.
I headed to the library to return 20th century ghosts
by Joe Hill and to pick up Peter Ackroyd’s newest, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
. When I walked in I almost jumped for joy; I know I certainly made a noise, as sitting right there in front of me in the New section was Craig Ferguson’s American on Purpose.
This is a book I have had on my wish list for almost a year now. I grabbed it and the Ackroyd book.
I am really starting to appreciate my local library. In the past it seemed getting books that ran along my reading taste was rare. Now it seems every few weeks they are displaying books that I would have felt for certain they would not carry. I feel as if the library is catering to me. Perhaps my long volunteer hours are paying off, or perhaps my reading taste is expanding. How can it not dear Readers, when you all post such wonderful reviews on your blogs? My wish list is ever-growing thanks to you.
So back to the library and volunteering. I saw an announcement for an opening on the library board. I am very tempted to apply, but am struggling with what to say on the application. The application is to include a brief essay on what I would contribute to the board. Do I say I feel libraries are an important part of our community? Do I focus on my administrative talents or do I simply state why I feel volunteering is important? I am not given a lot of room to write so whatever I say has to be better than whatever the other hundred applicants write
What would you write on a library board application? How do you feel you could make a difference to your local library? Would you even want to be part of a board? Do tell!