I have been a member of a library for as long as I can remember, and I never used my library card more than when I was on maternity leave – when else do you get weeks off work to do nothing but sit and read? The lovely librarians watched my pregnancy progress with real interest – after all I saw them as often as I saw my midwife. I took my new daughter to the library within days of her birth and she was registered as a member. The library staff always said she was their long-serving member, since she’d been going in since before she was born. She’s 22 now and away in university. One of the first things she did on moving was join the city library.
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