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The library: your new bestest friend

How long has is been since you’ve seen the inside of your local library? If it’s been a while, you may be pleasantly surprised. Not only do they have the latest best selling books, they have book clubs, a wide range of periodicals and news magazines, and it’s a great place to go for a visit when it’s raining and cold outside and all you want to do is check your email or catch up on the latest issue of Cosmo. Yes, I’m talking about you! And it’s all free! Free kid’s audio and visual, free reading circles, free daily newspaper perusal… and they make it so easy! If you can’t get to the library, you can reserve whatever you want to read on line and they’ll take it from another far flung branch and bring it to your local library just for YOU! Not only can you reserve on line, you can renew on line. Maybe it’s only at my branch, but I swear someone took a look at their over crammed shelves of late 90’s and early 2010 video releases that they’ll never watch again and donated them for the greater good of our little town. But, I don’t think it’s a coincidence; I think that most libraries stock great audio books, videos and CD’s – certainly enough to avoid the trap of DVD rentals for a while. It’s such a fabulous community resource, our local library, which can easily be taken for granted and overlooked. Come on people, get up, get happy and get borrowing!


Anonymous said...

I loooove the library and use it monthly for books, movies, magazines, etc. Great blog! I look forward to reading more. :)

Cate said...

I love my local library! I'm in there so often that the librarians know me by name and sometimes pull my reserved books for me as soon as I walk in the door. :-) I LOVE the online hold system. I read so much (and such varied stuff) that there's no way I could run from branch to branch checking out books. So it's great to just reserve the books I want online and pick them up whenever it's convenient.

I can't say enough good things about the library!

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