It was just announced that beginning the third Wednesday of each month, the Salina Public Library will be bringing a large selection of books and other items for us inmates to check out. I’m so excited about it. When they are here they can renew and issue new library cards and check out and return library items. They’ll also be able to show me how to down load their e-books to my Kindle which, after a period of time, disappear. It’s all very magical.
I called yesterday and gave some very nice, accommodating person a list of books I’d like to read and requested they could bring two or three of them when they come…books by Donna Tartt, Sue Monk Kidd, Bill Bryson, Pablo Coelho, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris.
And, to make it even easier for me, I can reserve books on line which they put on a special shelf at the library and my friend, Lynn, will pick them up for me when she goes to the library, which is several times a week. I can always go to the Library myself, as it’s convenient and I just love the place, but this is even easier for me. I still struggle with my walker, parking, carrying “stuff”, etc.
And, those same nice people send me an email to alert me when my books are due to be returned. I love it all.
All this is under the auspices of Joe Mackenzie, long time director of the Salina Public Library….and friend.
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