Library service, corona style!
Sunday, all news of pandemics disappeared as we in Alabama looked to the darkening skies and wondered what Easter night would bring. It was nine years ago that an April outburst of tornadoes killed over three hundred people, over half of whom were Alabamians, and like most residents I wondered what tomorrow might bring. I went to bed fully dressed in case I needed to wake and run (the worst activity was forecast from 11 pm to 3 am), with lanterns at the ready. Today, however, the skies are blue again, and aside from a few fallen trees we in Alabama have escaped the sadder news of our neighbors in Mississippi and Georgia. When I began surveying the Monday morning news with my coffee, I was surprised at the amount of corona optimism I saw, too — NYC pondering what circumstances it might reopen, California predicting a peak this week, doctors talking about that we should do next time instead of talking about what’s left to do now.
Work goes on at the library. We’ve continued to tweak our system; we’re now using a couple of tables (that shot was from last week) for document/book deposit and pickup, and demand has proven steady despite the awkwardness. We’re hoping to start phasing in normalcy in May, but that all depends on what the news brings us in the next two weeks.
Book-wise…I’m plugging away at The Making of the British Army, and am in the midst of the Peninsular War at present.
Here’s hoping we’ll all be out and about sooner rather than later!