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To me the library is a gem in my life

  • 22/07/2016 3:00:00 PM
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To me the library is a gem in my life

Congratulations to Bruce Cheriton, winner of the first spot price in our Libraries change lives writing competition. Thanks Bruce for sharing what Wellington City Library means to you, we're excited to publish your story. 

A prize pack is on it's way to Bruce. 

To me the library is a gem in my life 

I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome (Autism). I don't read fiction because I don't understand why people say what they say and the reactions from the people its being said to. I read non-fiction because facts are facts and require no emotional input or facial/body gestures. 

I love Biographies and my favourite subject Philosophy especially Old Roman and Greek and also French, although some of the modern Philosophers like De Botton are a great insight for me into the mind of "normal" people and there thinking on various subjects on how to live and be. I do rent a lot of DVD's from the library and especially love French, German, Danish, Chinese, titles because I can watch the film(including fiction) and read the subtitles and am able to make out (sometimes wrongly) what is being said and why.  

I will often go to the Wellington Library and refer to reference books especially books on laws which I have found interesting at the time. Reference books are brain food to me and if I like something Ive read I photo copy it and do cross references on it. The Wellington Library staff are helpful, and kind to me as I ask them what must seem like inane questions about locations of things Im looking for and even what they thought of the subject which has taken my interest at that time. Its surprising to me how much they seem to know. 

To me the Library is a gem in my life. I always look forward to visiting the Library, to me its like I'm a child let loose in a lollie shop. The library is quite a major feature of my life. 

Libraries change lives writing competition 

Entries to our competition closed on 29th July, 2016.  Enter today and be in to win our great prize packs.  

Photo: Wellington Central Library from 2011, copyright Emma Cragg

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