The dust on my jacket has begun to settle, and I am finding peace in my new home. I was once one of hundreds or even thousands of items, lined up on long neat shelves, in a place that was always so bright and bustling. Sometimes, I would be picked up and looked at briefly before being returned to my original spot. On occasion, I would be taken to another area of the building altogether and be looked at for a while before once again being taken back to cosy up in the same place. On special days, I would be taken to a new place overnight and sometimes it would be for what felt like weeks! It was exciting! New smells, noises, and colours. Sometimes I would be lying on a soft pillowy surface whilst being turned for hours, it was bliss. Once, I even went to a place with a rough grainy feeling between my pages and the sound of distant water, with a slight smell of salt in the air.
In case you haven’t guessed it already… I’m am now an ex-library book and these were some of my many borrowing experiences.
I now enjoy a much quieter life in my new residence with a few of my owner's other favourite books, though not as many as at the library. Not that there isn't still plenty of spice and variety in my new life... I’m currently cosying up on a shelf next to one book about how to start a veggie garden and another, which seems to be a steamy romance novel to do with cowboys.
There are loads of different items in all genres available for sale at the Yarra Plenty Regional Library seasonal book sale this summer and we have a couple of new sale dates coming up soon.
The money we raise from the sales will go into sustainable measures of disposing of our damaged stocks through The Sustainability Project, which supports the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Prices start from $2 and there is 50% for YPRL Members. You can sign up on the day too!