ruts in muddy roadThe definition of normal includes “the usual, average, or typical state or condition.” I think pretty much everyone would agree that the year 2020 does not fit anywhere into that definition. The end of the summer reading program brings some sadness as the hustle and bustle slows down. It also brings the desire to regroup and get back to normal. This year is no different; the feelings that come with the end of the summer program are mixed. The thing that is different is trying to figure out how to get back to normal. It certainly makes you consider and reconsider life! Is it our routines we are missing or is it our ruts? What is the difference between the two? Rut is a word that has a negative connotation as we do things we don’t want to do, and we feel stuck in the process. A routine is more positive, with some enjoyment attached. If we are in a rut more than a routine, maybe now is a perfect time to change the scenario; do something different.

Lincoln Library would love to be included in your change. If you need to print documents, need copies of documents, have documents to be notarized, or need to fax documents, we are the place to visit. We have dropped some magazines that were not popular with the patrons and have added others that seem to be. Get away from the screen and come into the library and sit down with a newspaper, magazine, or book. We can order nearly any book you want if we don’t have it. Walk the aisles between our shelves. Explore the hundreds of books for the perfect read for you for this exact time in your life. Check out a movie; we have over 2,000 to choose from. If you are out walking, we have a drinking fountain and a restroom.

Those small changes add up and will eventually boost you high enough to walk away from the rut. Then there is the thing that we would love to see you! I hope your week is good!