I remember when I was about four or five years old being introduced to my local library. I’m eternally grateful because it was here, more than anywhere else that I was introduced to the world of books. I fell in love with Miffy books and the entire collection of Beatrix Potter. I think it was the size of these books, as well as the illustrations which won me over.
These days, I regard my local library as my second home. Some years ago, I joined the Classic Book Club. It was the perfect way to get out of the house and actually talk about books. We have since covered Jane Austen, the Brontes and Australian classics. People may have come and gone, yet there are a handful, like myself, that have stuck with it and we have all become friends.
It is also at my local library where my writers’ group gathers to meet others to discuss writing. Through author talks, it is here that I have met well known children’s authors Andy Griffiths and John Flanagan. It’s always a pleasure to meet other writers and hear them talk about the writing process.
Along with any good bookshop, I enjoy going to my local library to meet with other like minded people and talk about what’s important – books.