On the last day at the library, all farm and office implements will be dispersed out to the community. All those rakes, laptops, hedge clippers, ereaders and hoes will be given to families or set outside on the library lawn to rust and decay. Those who are in want of a small personal garden but who do not have the tools to do so will be left wanting, seedless and toolless in mind and body.
The program all started many years ago with DVD players. Portable players with screens wer loaned out until a year later when they were all mangled and torn from good use. A year later when electronic books (ebooks) became popular and much less of an investment, the library bought a dozen ereaders and loaded them down with popular titles. We counted each checkout as fifty and our numbers soared.
But then the green initiative happened. Other libraries started checking out items like seeds and farming tools. The library went down to a depot for the home buyer and purchased one of everything. Soon our bustliing meecca of knowledge and edutaiment was filled with all manner of items and like a yard sale, everythin gin the library was on the market.
One bright day, we even checked out the phones and chairs and were left in a building empty of furniture. A quiet day that was.
But now the library has closed, citing poor use of our budget. The library and the tools within to strengthen your body and mind, including the reference kettle bells, are no more. Only one lone hoe is left on the last day of the library.
Welcome to the Banned Library, all those coming from the A to Z Challenge! For those of you not familiar or who just don't want to click that link, the A to Z Challenge is a blogging competition between blogger and self to post one entry a day during April based on the letter of the alphabet. Starting April 1st and continuing throughout the month (skipping Sundays), one entry a day will be devoted to this challenge. As the Banned Library often posts several entries a day, we have decided to turn this over to our fiction department. Our challenge will be a series called "Last Day at the Library," chronicling the things and people that will end when a library closes. We hope you enjoy it and be sure to check out the many, many other blogs associated with the A to Z Challenge.