The small town where I live has a public library that is part of a bigger library system. The library has been in the same location for 30+ years, and I think some of the chairs have been there that long too. So, it isn't super fancy but I'm really glad that we have access to books right in town.
The best thing about our little library belonging to a bigger library system is that you can go online and request a book. If it's not available at our library they will get it from one of the other libraries in the system. I went online to reqest a copy of The Fault in our Stars the other day. There are 25 copies available throughout the system, but all of them are checked out and there are 46 holds ahead of me.
I decided to go ahead and add my name to the waiting list, but my card was rejected. I found out that library cards are "good" for one year and then you have to go into the library to have your card renewed, which simply involves updating your contact information. I stopped at the library yesterday to have my card renewed and then submitted my request for the book.
As long as I was there I decided to look around and I ended up checking out three books; two by Sue Grafton (her alphabet series) and one by Jennifer Weiner. I follow Ms. Weiner on Twitter and love her sense of humor so I thought I would try one of her books.
Being around all of those books really put me in the mood to read. I think I'll start with V is for Vengence by Sue Grafton. I've read A-U of her alphabet series and love the main character, Kinsey Mallhone. By the time I finish these three books I'm hoping that The Fault in our Stars is available because I'm really anxious to read it, especially now that the movie has come out.
Summer is always a great time of year to focus on books, in part because there's not much on tv. I love sitting outside in the shade with a good book. Three cheers for summer and reading books!