Local Libraries have a lot to offer

I have great memories of walking with my cousin after school to the YMCA or to the library. We both remember having to use the old card files and the Dewey Decimal System to locate a book, carrying a pile to the table for research pre-Google, and putting the actually books back where we got them. I really thought I posted this before but I can’t find it. I don’t typically post twice in one day, but after talking with a very helpful, always smiling librarian when I went to pick up my new book this morning, I thought I post it (again). If you’re local you know just the man I am referring to.


Books. Pathways to new places.

Around November of last year I read this 12 Life-Changing Services You Didn’t Know Your Library Offered.  In the  small of a town we live in, I was pleasantly surprised to see all our local library has to offer including Libby, Hoopla, Mango, NC Digital Lending Library, and a very helpful resource page that list new items, with http://wowbrary.org you can even add your favorite items and they’ll be added to your newsletter and a personal favorite site is Fantasticficition.com because you can see if a book is in a series or a stand alone along with the order to read them! They even have classes about becoming a ‘power user” I think on the first of each month that show you how to take advantage of all that is offered. Yes, that WAS a horribly long run-on sentence.

Databases and subscriptions, ebooks, e-magazine, audiobooks, music, TV and movie streaming, video bases software training, you can learn a new language (on my list for this year), they have accessibility tools for the people with dyslexia, and vision issues, there is college and job prep plus tutoring, they offer programs like computer or phone classes, crafts, and adult coloring groups, special book club services, they often display work from local photographers or camera clubs, and ours offers a book night where local authors read.

If you are interested in having a cover designed or image for your book, visit Design.KimberlyMaxwell.com for more information.

I tend to like thrillers, law, mysteries or Christian based novels and authors like John GrishamDavid Baldacci,  Greg IslesJane Harper,  Karen Kingsbury. I do not want to read books where they take the Lord’s name in vain, have a lot of graphic violence, about sports and I’m really not into non-fiction history.

Here is my pinboard on NC Authors, and my post about what I think authors want you to know. I will be compiling a pinboard of books added to my “want to read” list.

There is Paperback Swap for those of us who still want to hold a real book in our hands. Here are the books I have to swap or sell. I also have  50+ credits available for purchase at $3. each.

For my other “What I’m reading” post – click that under tags or click this link.
For my Books & Movies Pinterest Pins click here.

If we like the same kind of books I’d love to hear your recommendations ~

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1 thought on “Local Libraries have a lot to offer

  1. AuthorJoePerroneJr

    Some of my fondest memories are of the time spent in libraries in my youth. I was fortunate to live directly across the street from two libraries when I was a kid. Wonder if that’s why I eventually became a writer? Hmmm? Hmmm? Thank you, Helen Waite, librarian for all your help, and Laura Stevens, assistant librarian, for introducing me to the typewriter. 🙂

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