The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Library tonight was an empty bookcase. And then another and another. It appears that they have emptied all of the displays of featured books. Like the Oprahs and the Wallflowers and my personal favorite, the one that had the books other cities had chosen for their book clubs.
I’ve said that I don’t normally check out books from the Library for fun. Research and travel, yes. But not anything recreational. But since we are now in the “extended checkout” window, I am thinking of getting something. As of this week, any books that we check out have a two-month loan period.
And, you know, it is one less book that someone has to move.
There are some pictures up on the website showing the progress. My favorite is of the “eyebrow windows”. When the project ran into budget problems, these windows were part of the “do we really need this?” discussion. My answer was no, but whatever: