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Meet Anne, Library Concierge


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  • Anne, Library concierge
    Anne, Library concierge
  • Anne, Library concierge
    Anne, Library concierge

Anne, Queen's Square | November 7, 2011

My 23 years of working at the Queen’s Square branch, have included working at the Circulation Desk and for the last 5 years, the Reception Desk.

Now that I am no longer handling books on a daily basis, I use my home computer to hunt for items. This has in no way hampered my hunger for borrowing cookbooks. I eagerly await for new titles to appear in the New Arrivals section, place my hold, then take home my prized possession when it arrives to devour the pictures and recipes. One would think I make the most delicious meals to serve my family and friends, but alas, this is not so! I don’t actually whip up any of these delectable delights, I just feast on them from the comfort of my couch.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the knitting and cross stitch books I borrow. I find all kinds of wonderful projects, and start them with great enthusiasm. Some I even finish! The rest are tucked away in various corners, waiting for that rainy or snowy day, when I can get snuggled up in a chair, put on some music, and maybe get closer to finishing one of them.

But then, there are just so many books to read, novels, life stories, travel books …. ah yes, travel books! Whether it is reading about the travels of others, getting travel tips, or dreaming of new locations to hopefully visit one day, these are a great source of information and entertainment. While I may think erupting volcanoes and driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road are disruptions and adventures, I am fortunate that I haven’t been chased by a rhino, or found myself in the city with the correct name but in the country with the wrong name. And who knows, maybe one day I will be able to travel with just 7 items of clothing that can be worn a hundred different ways on a month long trip!

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Photography: Alisha Townsend