A Universe Trapped in a Labyrinth

This is my boring and interesting and teenager life spanning from age 15 to 18 (and hopefully beyond).
Within you'll find many re-inventions of myself, boy trouble, school trouble and life trouble. (Plus interesting bits I thought I would include as well).
Do you dare to enter the maze?

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34. The library

 

Date: Tuesday 16th June 2015 18:00

Entry: 37/?

Subject: The Library

 

Libraries are like wardrobes; more like Narnia’s wardrobe though. They are the wardrobes of literature taking us from one place to another mystical place whence citizens of that land may bring forth a curiosity and use the treasures to their use. 

I bet you can guess that today I went to the library.

I had to go to the library to get my card renewed after losing mine so tragically (the new one is green with monsters on yay!) and look for source material for my research project on mysteries.

It's not the most beautiful building, but it has a large children section, with cozy chairs and dragon teddies on the floor, and reading area for adults. It's light, airy and a delight to visit. My library is small but it’s perfect the way it is.

 Technology has changed certain things. I am beginning to think librarians are going extinct, just like travel agents. Every time I visit there is a less person at the desk; although it hasn’t changed that much as there is always a stereotypical old lady with glasses reading. I hardly ever see anyone asking the librarian a question; most people seem to be internet savvy and bypass her, I think. This room is very quiet, with a number of stalls where you can study, and work in private.
There are numerous computers throughout the library so you can browse the catalogues of that particular library and all of the ones in the province. If needed, you can place a hold on any book by logging in to your account, and it will be delivered to the library in a few days. I receive notification that my book has arrived via email. Email also lets me know if a book is coming due and I get monthly reports concerning new things happening at the library. Technology has changed it but my library has stayed firm in the war against advanced tech.

People can get a bit crazy at libraries as you can probably guess and they will break the steady silence. For example today I saw a middle aged guy jump up, tear his head phones out of his ears, and yell at the librarian that his computer had stopped working. He was getting more worked up as the librarian tried to fix it and was upset that his music was abruptly put on a hiatus. Eventually, he left and the silence resumed.

I left the library with a small, sad, smile on my lips.

 

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