I had such a surprise when I checked for comments on my previous post. Comment #4 contained directions to an English Library, right here in Palembang. I've always found blogging fun and it has led to many new friends but I never guessed that it will lead me to this little gem. I called the number right away and spoke to Ria. She was so friendly and spoke flawless English.
We headed over there in the evening and I signed up right away. Its name is actually 'Chit Chat Corner & Library'. True to its name, there were lots of people in there chit chatting, practicing English. Talking is not usually allowed in libraries but thats what makes this particular one fantastic. I won't need to keep telling Aaron not to talk. I think Ria mentioned there were about 7000 books there, including a huge collection of children's books. Aaron was getting a little too 'enthusiastic' with the books for comfort so I couldn't browse for too long. I was so excited about the prospect of being able to introduce new stories to Aaron that I forgot to ask how this wonderful place got started or where the books come from.
I still can't believe how lucky I am to have Ria stumble upon my blog. I was really running out of fresh ideas to keep Aaron occupied in the house (hence the previous post) and this new infusion of books is definitely going to help. And who knows, maybe I might have a new friend too. One that I can ask questions to about Palembang and get answers that I actually understand fully.