And I don’t mean that in a figurative “see the world from the comfort of your armchair” kind of way! I’m talking about extending a big thank-you to the Eldredge Public Library in Chatham for letting us use their services when we were there on vacation.
All it took was filling out a short form and a glance at my driver’s license, then I was a card-carrying member of the C.L.A.M.S (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) inter-library network. How cool is that?!
The kids borrowed books and movies, spent some time playing games on the computers in the children’s room, and even put on a couple puppet shows for me.
I had brought several (several dozen that is) books down with us, so I didn’t borrow any. I did check out their extensive genealogical catalog online, and enjoyed a little quiet “alone time” when the kids had their noses buried in books.
I don’t know if GalleySmith will allow me to hitch a ride on the Literary Road Trip bus with this post, but I’ll share a list from the library – novels that feature Chatham as the setting. I love to read fiction set in a place I’m visiting, do you? Have you read any of these? I’ll have to get a few of these before our next visit:
- Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
- Absolute Certainty by Rose Connors
- Chatham School Affair by Thomas Cook
- Stepping Stones by Roger Denk
- Being Mrs. Alcott by Nancy Geary
- Dying to Sea by Frank Heavey
- Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
- Lavender Hour by Anne LeClaire
- The Friendship Test by Elizabeth Noble
I understand that Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice, lives in town. I should have picked up a copy of her book when I was vacationing! And the wish list continues to grow …