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Woman, 91, believed to be UK's most prolific library book borrower

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 04:21 pm

Woman, 91, believed to be UK's most prolific library book borrower
Severin Carrell
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 29 July 2009 18.23 BST

A 91-year-old woman from Stranraer in south-west Scotland is believed to be Britain's most prolific library book reader after staff at her local library realised she is on the brink of borrowing her 25,000th book. Louise Brown, who borrowed her first book from Castle Douglas library in 1946, now reads about 12 books every week " chiefly Mills & Boon romances, war stories and historical dramas " and has never had a fine for returning a book late. Janice Goldie, of Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, said: "The staff at Stanraer library think she is a remarkable lady and look forward to her weekly visits."
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 04:25 pm
@djjd62,
May she live to read for another 91 years. Hats off to that lady.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 04:44 pm
@djjd62,
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Louise Brown, a 91-year-old woman from Stranraer in south-west Scotland, is believed to be Britain's most prolific library book reader
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 04:57 pm
@Reyn,
Hey, she's a hottie!!!
Reyn
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 05:22 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Yes, and she's considerate enough to handle those books with gloves, so as not to sweat them up with her hands.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 01:16 pm
My grandmother read 5 books a week (mostly from the library) until she was 100. She cut down after entering the nursing home but died with a book by her side at 102.
Reyn
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 02:33 pm
@NickFun,
NickFun wrote:

My grandmother read 5 books a week (mostly from the library) until she was 100. She cut down after entering the nursing home but died with a book by her side at 102.

Is this a true story, or do you have your fingers crossed behind your back?

[closes one eye, and looks suspiciously at Mr. Fun]
NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2009 10:34 am
@Reyn,
Actually, she was a voracious reader but the books were in a nightstand beside her bed. Totally true.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2009 11:22 am
Never a late fine, wow.

She started borrowing the books at 28, has done so for 63 years....that 397 books a year.

I'd say she's gotten her money's worth.
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