Walk from the library

The Resident IT Consultant was so pleased with the way the local branch library looked this week, that he – almost – insisted there be a blog post about it. And you’re not tired of libraries, yet, are you?

He volunteers to take other ladies out for walks. Not just ladies, but there are probably more of them than there are men. They are health walks, were people who need to get out are invited to walk in groups, led by volunteers such as the Resident IT Consultant.

There was a drive this week to encourage more people to join, so the library, which is where they meet before the walks, was set up with books on walking and leaflets and badges. I believe there was even cake, which I suppose is the naughty opposite to exercise.

St Ninian's Library

The library was so keen on this sneaky way of bringing them more customers that they happily sourced books on walking and set up the display. All the Resident IT Consultant and his colleague had to do was look like fun company for the walks.

And I believe he might have borrowed a book or two. It’s what he does. That and walking.

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3 responses to “Walk from the library

  1. Penny Dolan

    That’s a really great idea, Bookwitch and Resident. If the walk’s arranged for the right time and day, there’ll be somewhere interesting to wait, and the other walkers may well be interested in books, so there’d be a ready topic of conversation as you toddled/stepped/strode out.

  2. Yes. It’s at the more ‘disadvantaged’ end of town, so I don’t know whether the library stands to win more customers who would otherwise not have gone near the place. Or if it’s walking they’d be avoiding. Or both.

  3. Always good to see that! Kudos.

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