When I was a kid, we would go to the library at least once a week. Then, I got older and had an income, but less time to read, so I got in the habit of buying books. Now, circumstance have changed and checking out the local library just seems to be a good way to enjoy a good read.
I was totally amazed at how things have changed. Oh, I haven't actually been to the library in town yet. While looking on the town website for information about jury duty (which I have in a couple of weeks), I stumbled across the library's website.
Wow! The whole Library Catalog is online! I can search for books online and find out if they are available. If a book has been checked out, it tells you when the book is expected to be available. You can request a hold on a book and then they send an email when the book is available to check out. You can even renew your checkout online if no one has requested a hold on that particular book.
Then there is the whole eBook thing. Now, you can even "checkout" (download) a book to your computer or other reading device without even going to the library. The checkout period is the same three weeks and then the download deletes itself. Who knew?
This whole library thing could become quite an addiction! Well, I am off to get a Library Card! Oh, in case you were wondering, I never did find any information online about jury duty. Guess the courts around here just aren't quite as current on technology as the library. Nevertheless, I will show up with my Jury Duty card and a good book!
Take care and have a great week! Here is this week's Treasury:
Just in case you need more eye candy, here is another one: