Wednesday, May 02, 2012

24-hour Library

I'm spending several months on a small Scottish island, something I've wanted to do since I was a teenager.

This is the island's library:

 It is, as it looks, in the back of someone's house and is open 24 hours a day. You take what you want and bring it back when you're finished --

A sign urges you to consider other readers, but there is no limit to the number of books you can take. You don't sign anything or leave any notes -- you just take them.

A locked door (probably the only one on the island!) separates the library from the house.

The books are replaced four times a year from the mainland.

None of the Blue Rose Girls' books are in the library at the moment,

though I plan to donateBlow Out the Moon and maybe some others, too. One family on the island is going to China (or the parents hope they are) -- when they were asking the kids what they thought of the idea. The middle son said yes, let's go, and when asked why said:


So of course I told him about Dumpling Days.

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