|A Carnegie Building|
Lady M here for her last week before disappearing to Cyprus and leaving you in the capable hands of Sofia and Donald as they take you through Nostalgic November.
The Langley Library in Sandwell is one of the Carnegie libraries built with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. It has three rooms, main library, children's library and the computer room which was once the reading room.
Just looking at these photos shows how things have changed.
|Once the reading room. Now, computers|
The library also has boxes for used postage stamps and old spectacles that one has lying around. Yes, it's also a 'recycling' centre. Like all libraries today it is attempting to survive through changing times.
The beautiful paper/hardback glorious book is slowly disappearing in favour of ebooks, DVD's and films. How many times do we hear people say, "No, I've not read the book but I've seen the film." or "I haven't the time to read books." Well, all I can say is that you're missing a real treat. It's such a joy, an escape and relaxation to sit
|Main library room|