Monday, September 22, 2008

A Real Gem-The Library

One of the real joys we rediscovered during our stay here in Port Angeles is how much fun a library can be. If you haven't visited your local library in a while, you'll be really surprised at the changes you'll find.

Our local branch of the North Olympic Library System is in Port Angeles. It is fairly new, having been built in 1998. It's large with many areas for sitting and reading, tables & chairs for studying or computer usage, and a large selection of books, videos, and books on tape to borrow. They also have many computers to use and free, fast, wifi. Since they're part of the larger system, we could request books and videos from other branches in the system.

We have borrowed a lot of different books and videos this summer because we don't have TV. And we've discovered new authors and books. John is averaging 2-3 books a week. Linda is averaging 2 a week. We haven't done that much reading in years. And we've enjoyed books on tape as we travel around and explore the areas.
So, our recommendation to everyone is to rediscover the joys of the libraries in your area, and start reading again. It'll open whole new venues for you.

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