We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Friday, December 04, 2009

A pre-owned chicken korma

Freezing the spending on buying new books has given Bronwyn and Noreen time to start picking up a lot of loose ends. Already they're regretting wondering why:

  • The Reference Library keeps copies of "The Draper" for one month then puts lending date labels on them and ships them out to Pottersbury Road Library. Which literally doesn't have enough room for the stock, shelves or furniture it should have. Not since the school we pay the rent to stole a quarter of the floor space to make a new SureStart office. (We still pay the same rent, mind.)
  • The Reference Library has a 1969 edition of "A Selection of the Coins of Rome from the Time of Trajan" on the open shelves.
  • Fifteen year-old Ordnance Survey maps are being transferred from the Reference Library to Dutch Bend's lending library.
  • There are four boxes of classical music cassettes under Mary's old desk, but on the shelves at Umpty Library according to the catalogue.

Sometimes it's as well to leave well alone.


Madame DeFarge said...

Ah, but some things never go out of fashion, do they? You can use the cassette tapes as Christmas decorations, thus saving more money.

Pat said...

I was just wondering when you are going to put up the Christmas decorations? What fun!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame DeF: we're hanging onto them, just in case it turns out there's an impossible cassette tape income target we've got to meet.

Pat: you'll be seeing some of the decorations...

Anonymous said...

D'ya think some stock may be transfered to local studies sometime this century..! To be fair, we'd bin half of it, but the librarians could sleep easy..!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Anon: ah... the clouds part and half a dozen things that haven't been happening this past few weeks suddenly make sense.

If it were down to me, the answer in one particular instance would be yes.