Just Right for the Budget by Books and Things
I’ve been a fan of the library since I was small. I grew up in a town where there was an emphasis on reading. Our school had an excellent library and they often had the bookmobile stop by every other week. That is how I usually visited my town’s library and why I have had a library card ever since 1st. grade.
My favorite thing lately is what I can do via my home on the internet. I have been borrowing ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive. I’ve even suggested a few audiobooks and ebooks and the library did purchase them after my recommendation. There is also a program called Hoopla and I just borrowed an audiobook from them. It was easy and there is an app for that. 😉 Oh and if they don’t have what I need?
Interlibrary loan baby! You can also do that online now as well. I’ve also had books I’ve put on hold so I can get them when I run errands. I can even have a book sent from one branch of the library to the one closest to me for ease of pickup.
We even have a bookstore connected to our library that carries all the books that have been retired from the library as well as used books donated. They typically sell the books at 75% off of the retail price but often have coupons you can use. If that is too much then you can go to the big semi-annual book sales in which you can get a bag of books for $7. I don’t often go to those because it is such a huge success and it is hard to move around and get books without someone wanting to sever your hand. Yes, reading is pretty big here. 🙂
I also want to give props to our local library since it has also been a place where organizations can have various programs. For example, the watercolor society here has an annual juried show where locals can also buy paintings in which I have participated. It was a great place to get a lot of people acquainted with the society.
I will conclude my rambling missive with my most favorite thing about the library. It is the cost: $0! I think that is something I can handle.
Felicia Here: Yep my most favoritist thing (other than making up words) is how wonderfully the library fits in my budget!