I am a huge fan of libraries of all types. School libraries, medical libraries, corporate libraries.
Don’t even get me started on the Library of Congress. The last time I went to Washington, D.C. I could not stay away from the Library of Congress. I even got my very own “reader card” which I am proud to say I still possess. The Library of Congress has a fabulous website by the way! If you have never visited the site I would urge you to set aside a few hours and check it out. The address is www.loc.gov
The public library system in our county is a wonderful asset to our community.
Each branch is staffed with some of the friendliest, most helpful people I’ve met.
The free resources available to patrons makes it one of the best deals in town.
- A great collection including large print books, DVDs and music CD
- Basic computer classes
- Frequent events for all ages
- Literacy program
- Local historical collection
- Online foreign language courses
I frequently use our county’s library website to reserve or renew materials.
When you reserve a book or other resource the item will be shipped to the branch of your choice AND you will receive an email or courteous phone call informing you that the item requested is now available.
The website allows you to ask a reference question by email.
Another great option is requesting an InterLibrary loan. If our system doesn’t own a book or other resource I can go online and see if another library system has it available. If so, that system will send it (for free) to the branch of my choice.
In our county a patron (you or me) may suggest a purchase. I can also click on the tab for librarian recommended websites including Veteran’s Resources, computer tutorials and genealogy to name a few.
Do you use your local library? If not, why not?
It’s the best deal in town!