Don’t remember why I didn’t feel a new library in Halmstad was a good idea. I liked the old one, of course, and didn’t want it replaced. But I’m not the one who decides on these things, and that’s lucky. It also seemed somewhat mad to build it hanging out over the river Nissan. But, why not?
Now that it’s been here for a few years I can’t se why I was so negative. It’s almost exactly in the same place as the old one, so there is not even a need to change where you go. It’s beautiful, and large, and lime green. Colour accents only, I hasten to add, before anyone has an allergic colour reaction. Suits me, as I have strayed into lime green as my blog colour.
We used to go to the library to use the public computers, but I always struggled with the unknown PCs. Now Son has started a new trend in taking the baby laptop along and simply using their super fast internet. You do have to be a library member, but a club that will have me in it, should be easy to join.
So the other day Daughter and I carried our little toys into town and surfed happily, sitting on comfy limey chairs, with a view over the river. The only slightly disconcerting thing were the seagulls. I could have sworn they were in there, so loud were they. I lifted my eyes up to the ceiling to see if there really were gulls, but I expect it’s a trick of the sound entering somewhere.
They have a café, too. The library, not the seagulls.
And I apologise for my fascination with toilets, but they are great. And they look nice. (This is a direct message to the unfriendly, toilet-free Stockport library.)
I have yet to attend any of their special events, but I’m sure I would if I lived here all the time.
This week I enjoyed their exhibitions of book cover art and Ex Libris designs. Being a small town, I knew several of the Ex Libris owners. I could have offered mine if I’d known they were arranging this exhibition.
Do go and have a look if you’re in Halmstad.