Childrens lap sit story day
Tales of raucous beasts
Leabharlann is the Gaelic word for ‘library’. It is pronounced as leow’er’lahn. Gaelic has many throaty, closer to German, sounds that English does not duplicate in any words. Leabharlann is one of the first words I learned in the Irish language.
The library here is small and only open ten or eleven hours per week. This is adequate for our small community. It is housed on the ground floor of a modern building which has the island co-op office above and social welfare office, garda station (police), and hardware shop behind, all at the end of a wee dead-end drive. Just in front of the library is the garage for the island fire truck. No actual station–it is a completely volunteer service, comprised of well-trained community members.
The sign above, framed with stone walls, ivy and bare trees, makes a much more interesting photo than the library building itself. The relic in the background, an old Protestant church, has a story of its own to tell.
While there is no parent/child lap sit story day at our library, and it is rarely quiet when I bring my five children there, RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge words ‘ beast and day’, and Jamie’s 52 Weeks of Photos Challenge word ‘read’, paired together to this result.
This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Maureen, our beloved, helpful, always smiling, willing to stay open after hours, hangs the children’s drawings on the limited wall space, allows borrowing of well over the three book limit, librarian. We love her because of all these reason and more. She’s the best.
All the other Haikus written for this weeks challenge are linked at the bottom of Ronovan’s link above. It is always interesting to see how others are inspired by the word choices. There are six of us so far who participate in the photo challenge–pop over and check out Sandra’s ‘read’, Roz’s ‘read’, Erika’s ‘read’, Jamie’s ‘read’ and Garry’s ‘read’. No link? They haven’t posted yet, but are pretty faithful so I’ll complete links when they do. 🙂
Oh yes! And an extra special welcome to Sandra at Wild Daffodil who has crossed over into the land of mixing challenges and also joined in on Ronovan’s Haiku challenge this week and hopefully for many weeks to come. It’s never too late, come and join the creative fun!