I spent a little time at my public library yesterday. I just wanted to share with you (in case you aren’t already aware) how valuable of a recource your neighboorhood library is. I was walking around that place and with every turn I thought, “I hope poeple know how amazing the idea of the public library is”. It is FULL of things that are at yours and my disposal. Case in point.
I needed to get a play quickly for reference at our book club meeting tonight (did I tell you I am in a book club? I did…right?). Done.
I needed to find a book on CD for our drive up to the mountains. Done.
I wanted to look up a specific childrens author to see what she has recently published. Done.
I wanted to find some free story times for Miss K and I. Done.
I found a HARDBACK copy of “Good to Great” by Jim Collins on sale for $1.00 (because they sell books/magazines at the library for DIRT CHEAP) . Done.
I ordered a book from another branch to be delivered by the beginning of the week. Done.
I picked up some new coupons that I needed for groceries. Done.
I made a friend with a librarian. Done.
And I was there for 25 minutes, people.
I truly wish that I had this library in my backyard:
But I have a small, well-lit piece of heaven and I adore it.
I walked through Barnes and Noble last night and got two books (normally I would check these out, but they are new releases and I couldn’t wait). Neither of these will be making the mountain trek with me, so I would still love your suggestions. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect mountain book! I love that so many people have emailed me movie transcripts, plays, novellas, books and publications. Keep em’ comin’ and I will announce the book I pick on Tuesday…..
If I didn’t convince you to visit your local library (please just go), her is a fun article with all the ways that the library saves you some cold, hard bucks…..CHECK IT OUT.
Do you use your public library and if so, why? What is your favorite resource? I find I get the same feeling when I walk in the doors as I did when I was a wee one.