One of the many messages to follow up when I got back to my desk last week was one to phone Radio Devon who wanted to interview me about the Baby Massage classes which I do in the local library.
I keep a bit quiet about those on here now because there seems to be so much flak in the air about libraries becoming community centres and creches and branches of specsavers and not all about books and of course I'm a culprit.
The problem is we have nowhere else fit for the purpose in the town that the NHS would advance me the money to rent.I'm in "use it or lose it" territory and the library have saved the day in terms of helping me keep my 'free and open to all' classes going.
So perhaps I'm contributing to the demise of libraries as we know them but all I know is that I have queues of people waiting to join.Nor do we spoil the look or sound of the place for any other users because we're off in a side room and, as it was pointed out to me, we have as much right to use that room as a writer's group or a children's after school club.The classes bring in more new members to the library and help young families access a facility in a roundabout way when they may just not have bothered and the library staff love having us there.
We are starting our library users off very young here in Devon and what's wrong with that?
I pushed the message to the bottom of the tray but I got another one, and another one and so finally today I phoned them so the radio moment will happen.