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Gone Traveling

   September 2nd, 2008 Brian Herzog

Monroe County Library, Key West BranchNot that this is going to break anyone's heart, but I'm going to be traveling for the next week and a half, and so won't be posting anything for awhile.

The first part of the trip is to the Florida Keys for my cousin Johnny's wedding, and then to Ohio for the birthday party for my nephew Andrew and niece Samantha. Andrew is turning 7 and Samantha is turning 1, and it's even more special because they're brother and sister and were born on the same day.

Since you can take the boy out of the library but not the library out of the boy, I've got a few library-related activities planned for the trip:

  • I'm taking two playaways with me. I generally don't like mp3 players, but listening to these on the airplanes will allow me to knit at the same time (I'm taking a few print books, too)
  • I'm curious to stop in the Key West Library to see how it balances serving local patrons and tourists (and for the air conditioning and internet access)
  • I'm going to release Bookcrossing books in airports to continue with the Airport Public Library project

Between these two events, I think I'm going to see everyone on both sides of my family - which is nice, because I don't see them enough. And luckily, I think I'll slip right between the hurricanes.

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