Good morning. We are in the middle of a storm here in Central Minnesota. I mean… seriously.
I took the above picture from my back deck and was plastered with rain from the high winds. Weather has been so weird here. I put a better video on Facebook.
Anyhoo… this post was not meant to be about the weather. We have better things to talk about than that 🙂
What I wanted to chat about it Libraries. Felicia at Geeky Bloggers Book Blog has been running these great library posts for September as it is National Library Card Month. As soon as I seen what she was doing I knew I wanted to be involved but of course my life stuff got in the way and here we are on September 4th and finally getting with it. 🙂
You know I love our local Library. If they would let me stay on the roof and raise money for a cause …. but they will not let me do that and yes, I asked…. but trust me…
there are other things I can do. 😉
I am so passionate about Libraries and what they offer. My goal is to spread the word that today’s Library goes beyond the books… our library does sooooo much more. We:
- Rent movies and audio books
- have computer classes
- Author events
- Adult and children book clubs
- Reading programs
- weekly reading time in the childrens area
- a Teen hangout area
- IPADs to use in the library
- computers to use
- conference rooms large and small that you can use for meetings and events
- historic information (Scandinavian week is coming soon!)
- Assistance in how to use your e readers to the fullest
- order in special request books
- able to check out books from a number of connected libraries that will send the book to our library for you
- Book In The Bag program – 10 copies of the same book to be checked out together for reading groups.
- Book sales
- and more to come 🙂
I know there is more, but that is what I have off the top of my head. The Library staff works hard to stay educated and current on what the needs of our community are. It is absolutely an honor to be a part of it.
I will be talking more about my library this month but for now… power looks like it is back on and I need to prepare for my day. My questions I leave you with are:
Do you have a local library?
Do you visit it and if so how often?
Does your family members have library cards?
Do you know what your library offers besides book check out?
Do you think your community would be missing something important (Or is missing something important) if your library was no longer there?
I am thinking of an idea to get more power behind this discussion but for now… I have to go and there it is. 🙂