Day 4 — A Trip to the Durham County Library
Offer kindness in an unexpected way
Photo courtesy of Maureen Churchill
This afternoon I stopped by my local branch of the Durham County Library to do two things. I was looking for the next book in a series my son just started reading. I was also hoping to find a copy of the latest Triangle Go-To Guide from Carolina Parent (found out it will be available Tuesday). I wrote a piece for it which, coincidentally, was about library alternatives, and I wanted to see it in print.
While I was there I noticed they had a donation collector on the wall for people to drop coins in. In that moment I realized I had found my act of kindness for today. I headed over and added a donation of my own. The library has been one of my favorite spots since I was a child. When my own son was born we often went to storytime and other events at our local branch.
I am still amazed that a facility with such resources is available for free. Books, magazines, movies, music, newspapers, computers, classes, community events — all of it available at the library. I must admit, I love to browse their website and put holds on the books I am interested in. They notify me when they are ready and I run in to grab them from the hold shelf. It couldn't be more convenient. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention those resourceful and immensely helpful librarians who have always been eager to help me whenever I have a question.
Thank you Durham County Library for all that you do for the community.