Maximize your time, at the library!

Several years ago while on a road trip with friends, we were captivated with the audio book, “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom. Not only did we enjoy the story, we were drawn in by the author’s reading.  He really is a masterful story teller.

So when his latest book, “The Time Keeper”, was released, I checked it out.  It is quite different from what I usually choose to read so I read it through twice.

Near the beginning of the book, the author invites you to try to imagine a life without timekeeping.  He notes that “Man alone measures time.  Man alone chimes the hour.  And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.  A fear of time running out.”   (page 8)

I heard so many people say that they do not know where the summer went.  It seems sometimes that “time flies.”  But I think there are ways that your library can help you maximize the time you do have.

How about a book on time management like “The 8-Minute Organizer” by Regina Leeds or “Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get More Done in Less Time” by Paul Graves Hammerness?

You can renew, check your account or reserve a book from home.  Staff is on hand to help you find what you are looking for as quickly as possible.  And e-books are available so when you finish the first in a series, you can download the next one without leaving home.

We often have the privilege of deciding how we will “spend” our time.  With Fall right around the corner, I think I will take the kayak and head out on one of the many beautiful waterways in this area.  And by the way, we have  good books about that too!

Dianne Patchett
West Elmira Library

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