Durant has a new library and will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow with pomp and ceremony. However, it has actually been open to the public for a few weeks and I was happy to see a large crowd there yesterday. Despite technology and our progress with electronic readers, there is something satisfying about being in a room filled with real books.
The new library has several interesting features and much more space than the old facility. It has more light and more seating areas. There are lots of sculptures and beautiful artwork. There are many more computers and quiet reading rooms. But of course the most important thing it has is more shelf space for more books!
I brought home five books to keep me company over the next few weeks. I’ve already read six chapters of one and I love the mystery and suspense of it. There is nothing as magical as the world created by a good book!
I’ve written often about my love of books, but what you may not have noticed is that I haven’t read very many during the past year. My eye problems, surgery, and subsequent “floaters” have made reading difficult for me. My corrected vision is good, but often blocked by the cloudiness of a passing floater. I find myself turning my head or re-reading a line to make sure I’ve read it correctly. But I decided recently that a good book is worth the effort. If I can read what I need to read for work and for genealogy, then I owe it to myself to make the same effort for my own entertainment and enlightenment.
Not many photos today. It is difficult to find things to photograph when the wind is blowing at 30mph. I am thankful that at least we are still here and safe. More storms due tonight. Pray that they are mild and do not harm any more towns.
Now go read a book.