Using the Library
So I was just saying that as much as I support my local library, I don’t use it effectively. (Read as: I really have to buy my books.) However, I checked out some stuff today that reminded me there are several reasons why I appreciate it:
- Research. And not just the Reference Library kind. The “check out 10 books on the subject” kind – for work and school.
- Travel books. There is no reason under God to spend $22.99 on Frommer’s Hawaii 2011. Unless you are moving there. Maybe.
- Children’s section. I can’t tell you what a kick Alex gets out of having his own library card and borrowing his own books. And kids outgrow books as quickly as everything else. I know because I just bought him two Scooby Doo books at two different reading levels because I don’t know where he is. I think I will tell him, “One for Daddy to read to you and one for you to read to Ainslie!”
- Audio books. Because listening to books is awesome, but they are way too expensive for my habits. You can’t find Books on CD for a dollar. And the library has so, so many. I stopped at two.
Of course, now I have to lug this bag back to my car.