It only follows then that I adore public libraries. I've been a card carrying member of half a dozen different libraries. Even when we were only in the States for the summer, we hit up the library in my grandparents' town. Even when I was in Honolulu for only four months, I got myself a library card. Even when there was a library on my college campus, I got myself a public library card. (Until I racked up seventeen dollars in fines, then I was classy and stopped going to that library. I'm a terrible person.)
Worth: Nada. Zip. Nothing. Freeeee! (Minus any fines if you forget to turn something in, of course. They are usually fairly minimal, though.)
Works For: Anyone old enough to sign their name, and likes to read, listen to music, or watch movies.
What I Love:
- It. Is. Free. Seriously, can you top this?
- I can see if a book is worth buying by checking out from the library first. (Hello, Anti 9-to-5 Guide!)
- Less clutter in my house because I don’t BUY every movie or book I like.
- Longer loan periods than most video rental store.
- You might stumble across a book, movie, or CD that looks interesting. Amazon just can't do the same for you.
- Did I mention it costs NOTHING? Well, it's TRUE.
- It's a quiet place to study.
- Libraries are an awesome asset to any community - they provide computers and internet access, story times, activities for teens, craft activities for preschoolers, book clubs, classes, and more. Why wouldn't you support that?