A MYSTERY postcard has been sent to a Flintshire library from the other side of the world.
The postcard, sent from Perth, Western Australia, was sent to Mold library with words of praise.
But staff have no idea who it is from.
The card, which landed on the library’s doorstep on Valentine’s Day, spoke highly of both the library itself and the staff who work there.
Nia Wyn Jones, community librarian, said they had no idea who the card was from.
She said: “It’s probably from someone who was a regular customer who has emigrated to Australia.
“We can think of two people who used to come and who have now emigrated to that part of the world, but we can’t be sure if it’s them.
“The only way we are likely to get confirmation is if their families are in the area and they can say ‘oh yes that is so-and so’.”
The postcard showed an aerial view of Perth and had a message handwritten by the sender addressed to “the best library in the world”.
The card goes on to say: “The finest way to improve this place would be to import Mold Library and all the staff.
“Missing you all.”
Miss Wyn Jones, who has been at the library since 1991, said it gave all the staff a boost.
She said: “Well it’s nice for them to get some appreciation.
“It’s always good to know that people appreciate the service.
“Working with the public, you sometimes can get both sides of the coin.
“We’re delighted to know that somebody had been thinking of us from the other side of the world.”
She said the library had received postcards from customers before, but they were always signed.
She added: “We could put it up on the notice board and ask ‘can anyone help us to find out who it is?’”
One member of staff, Carol Bandy, was at first suspected of sending the postcard having recently stopped in Australia on her way to New Zealand, but these rumours have since been denied.