Saturday, November 7, 2015
Saturday Scribbles Vol 31
Happy Saturday my friends. It's finally starting to FEEL a little like fall. At least mostly. And until it rains. The past couple of weeks have been rainy, rainy, rainy. I didn't mind too much though as it meant lots of kitty cuddles and a good book. But when do I need any excuse to read?
Speaking of reading, I stopped by the library last week for one book. Did I leave with just one book? No! While browsing, several others caught my eye. And before I knew it, I had a small stack in my arms of about five books. Books I know I'd never purchase. Which is why I love the library. Because I can rent the books and then if I really love it, buy them. Sometimes I think that libraries are slowly dying out. That's probably true. Especially as more and more people take advantage of ebooks and digital downloads.
But did you know that the library has more to offer than just books? There are movies, audio books, ebooks, and more. Plus you can find some really awesome books really cheap. I bought a hardcover copy of Ella Enchanted for a dollar a few years ago. I've checked out movies (most recent being Agents of SHIELD season 1), audio books, and of course books. I've recently downloaded the app for my tablet called Overdrive. That will allow me to read ebooks on my Kindle that are not Kindle compatible. Like a lot of library ebooks.
As a child, I remember going to the library all of the time. I'd leave with stacks of books. And read them pretty regularly. I still love the library. I'll admit though, that I don't use it nearly as often as I should.
Do you have a favorite library or memory of the library?