Today as we gather with Maxabella to open up our 'Grateful Lists' I'd like to share with you one of the most valuable items I own for which I am truly grateful.
It's 8.5 cm x 5.5 cm.
Made of hard plastic.
It lives in my wallet.
Has enabled me to escape to amazing destinations, decorate my home & meet new friends.
I used it yesterday and may even use it again later this week.
No, seriously it is. You may have gathered from my sidebar that I love to read. Possessing an appetite for books (which another rectangular plastic card in my wallet can't keep up with) I've rediscovered my local library.
Yesterday I borrowed novels for myself, something to interest Capt. V, DVDs for everyone and the icing on the cake is a flier for a free workshop titled "Let's Get Digital" all about maximising social networking tools!
We have a hip new library in our neighbourhood which, like all bibliotheques offers books but so much more! If you're ever visiting the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Cooroy, stay for a little while longer, drive to the end of the main street [heading North] and you will be struck by the architectural beauty of the new library. It's worth a visit even if the library is closed and you only get to stand on the grass rooftop.
So. with over 4, 500 activities happening in my local libraries this year, there's bound to be something for everyone. It made me wonder how long has it's been since you've visited your local library?
If you haven't been in a while you may be pleasantly surprised at what you find. It even makes a great place for peaceful blogging with their free WiFi facilities and plenty of inspiration!
Who knows, you may even be offered a precious piece of plastic of your very own!
To whet your appetite for reading right now, you must pop on over to Maxabella's and open a grateful list or three - it really is a wonderful part of my week and I would love for you to share the joy.
PS: Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes yesterday - I'm on the improve and looking forward to sharing my surprise with you next Friday.
PPS: For all of you who left a note last weekend and want to know how Captain V. fared, I've written a postscript for you here
Another card that I wouldn't mind having in my wallet - click on the image to find out more.