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AS part of the celebrations for National Library Day on Saturday, February 4 staff asked customers “What their library means to them”.

“We have had a tremendous response and the boards in the library soon became covered in red and pink hearts displaying lovely compliments about the library and staff,” explained a spokesperson.

Some examples of messages were as follows:- “Nice staff and a welcome cup of tea, good selection of books and I like reading the papers”; “It is my happy place”; “So convenient and modern, glad to have it so close and so friendly”; “Brechin Library is brilliant, my little girl loves it here and always wants to come back, the staff are so friendly and welcoming to Adults & Kids”; “Very helpful and friendly staff, good books, nice and relaxed atmosphere – what more could you ask?”; “Friendly staff, great books, fabulous service, hours to suit my day”; “It’s so nice to know that the staff and the library are so much appreciated.”

New basic computer classes: If you have never used a keyboard or a mouse, don’t have any computer skills at all then this could be the course for you.

It will run for eight hours over four weeks and there are a limited number of free places available.

The course will run on a Thursday morning, starting on March 8. Contact the library as soon as possible if you are interested.

Staff recommendations:

The staff have recently read and recommend the following books:-

Monica McInerney – Spin the Bottle: The Byrne family in Melbourne have not had their troubles to seek, after an accident at work has left Mr Byrne incapacitated and the family struggling with medical bills.

Lainey’s Aunt back in Ireland runs a B&B and when she passes away she leaves it to Lainey’s dad, this seems to solve all their money problems until they discover that their Aunt has put a clause into her will that states that a member of the family must live in and run the B&B for a whole year before it can be sold and the money transferred.

As her three brothers have other commitments it comes down to Lainey to do her duty and fulfil the will’s clause, she puts her job on hold and tidies up her love life before setting off to Ireland.

The B&B is not the successful business that they had all imagined and she has her work cut out turning the place around into a desirable weekend getaway.

Whilst throwing herself into her new venture she slowly realises that the love life that she had not given much thought to before she left Australia actually matters more to her than anything else.

But has she left it too late to make amends with Adam?

Just Another Manic Mum-Day – Mink Elliot: Roxanne, mother to Josephine (Joey for short) has just moved to Bondi Beach from good old Blighty, and is struggling to settle in.

She finds herself with a new job, newly pregnant and with the giant task of finding affordable childcare in Sydney, when she does find a day nursery with a space, Shalom!

Baby, she finds herself with a new friend Shoshanna mum of two.

Together they see a gap in the market for a Mum & children friendly café/bar, and so JAMM (Just another manic mum-day) is born.

They offer child-minding services whilst mum enjoys her coffee, relationship counselling and Super Nanny type advice sessions. Why has no one else though of this before?

Can it really be the answer to the prayers of mothers everywhere?