Years ago, while vacationing in Cabo, my husband and I were enjoying a lovely breakfast outside until a bird flew over and "decorated" our fruit plate. Ever since then, we've been turned off by al fresco dining. But, over the past few weeks, we've ventured out to a couple of restaurants, specifically looking for those with outdoor dining. This past Saturday we had such a nice outdoor meal that my husband said it felt like vacation. Indeed it did.
Many of us are trying to find the silver lining in our world these days, and it's been nice to be able to slow down and rediscover some of the simpler things in life. Whether you relax by paging through the glossy pages of a magazine, re-watching Star Wars for the umpteenth time, or trying a new yoga pose, the library has something for you.
If you are spending more time with family, the library has kits to explore and games to play together. Family-friendly movies are held in abundance, both in DVD format and digitally streaming on the Hoopla app. And, if your family vacation unfortunately got cancelled this summer, the library's virtual reality goggles can take you to the beach, the forest, or even Paris!
Of course, one of life's simplest pleasures is reading. Many of us have rediscovered that too. The escape that reading provides is something we can all use right now, and the library can definitely set you up with your next great read!
No matter what you enjoy, it's time for the library to help you rediscover the pleasures held by some of the simpler things in life.
Lynn Hobbs, Library Director