Céad Míle Fáilte ~ A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

Here we seek a rest in the shade, some cool water and a little kindness. This blog is dedicated to peace, truth, justice and a post- industrial, post-petroleum illumined world in spite of all odds against it. I very much like the line about the ancient knight (see poem below) "His helmet now shall make a hive for bees" It is reminiscent of "beating swords into ploughshares" a sentiment I heartily approve of. Thank you for visiting ~ I hope you return!

Waterfall Animation Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

In The Netherlands, Books For the Traveler

Of course, a library in an airport. How wonderful! The creative Dutch have done it again, and their practical approach to comforting travel-weary passengers stuck at the Amsterdam airport for hours and hours is alight in an otherwise dreary news day.

Most refreshing is the following: QUOTE Mr. van Tol shrugged that such hiccups were inevitable for a library that employs no permanent staff and whose only effort to discourage theft is a sticker on the cover of each book identifying it as part of the Airport Library collection.
“Trust is the basis of this project,” he said. “We are willing to take the risk of vandalism or that some books will disappear. But we think having security is much more expensive.” Since the airport opened in mid-July, he said, only about a dozen books have been lost. Many more have vanished temporarily, reappearing when travelers passed through the airport on their return journeys.
UNQUOTE From The New York Times.

Be sure to click on over and read it all.

No comments: