It’s always nice to get good news in the post. Pembroke Library went to the trouble of announcing their re-opening , with improvements, via snail-mail (postal-system).
The library-branch on Anglesea Road is set to re-open on Monday the 16th August at 1.00pm and though it’s not my local branch, anyone holding a Dublin Library Card can avail of the services there and in all the connected branches.
Readers and bibliophiles should avail of the facilities at their local branches, cos it wouldn’t do to be losing them , as we found out recently with our branch undergoing huge renovations and temporarily re-sited in a lane-way which took me a few days to find. The temporary premises for Rathmines branch does the job ; but we miss the Victorian toilets, the woody interior and the nice light. Also it’s quite difficult to gossip behind the shelves as they are low and confined to one room space.
I don’t know how the newspaper readers are missing the building, because I always avoided the dark basement access and confined myself to the books and exhibition area as much as possible. It will be next year before our branch is restored to its former glory (along with the bells and whistles tech and good disability access).
This short piece is dedicated to Aoife O Brien , who used work in Rathmines Library. She is missed by many people, and her former colleagues and friends in the village and further afield.
RIP Aoife O Brien .
Pembroke Re-opens on Monday July 16th 2010 at 1.00pm.
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