Getting a library card is probably the easiest process ever and its completely FREE! Yep, that's right. Free to sign up and free to get books AND movies. It's like a Blockbuster (you know, if Blockbuster were still alive) in my library! Why have I been spending money on books at the bookstore and movies at Redbox and Walmart? I'm just sorry I didn't utilize this free community resource sooner!
So you want to get a library card too? Great!
All you have to do is:
1. go to your local library
2. have an I.D. ready
3. they'll sign you up!
So easy right? I kept waiting for something to go wrong or them deny me a card (I'm sorry I didn't return that one book 10 years ago on time)--how crazy is that; they clearly didn't deny me a card. But really, it's such a simply process.
Side Note: You DO have to be a resident of the county/parish library you are trying to sign up for. My driver's license address doesn't match my current address so I had to bring in another form of identification (i.e a bill). But still, not at all complicated.
I'm a little bit of what you'd call a nerd. I could spend all day perusing the shelves for good books to read. Just being around hundreds of books makes me feel calm. The smell of old books, using the search computers and searching to find that perfect book: the perfect way to spend an afternoon. My past trip, I checked out three books. Only three? Yep, but I'll be back! They give you a month to return the things you check out. I think I can definitely read THREE books in a month. Fingers crossed anyway.
This week's reading list: The Vogue Factor, The Seven Year Bitch (yes, I checked out a book with bitch in the title--scandalous),and Girls in White Dresses. Being a self proclaimed "book nerd" you'd think I wouldn't judge a book by it's cover. But 99.9% of the time I do. If it's cute and girly looking, I'm probably going to read it. Or, if it has a cute-sy title--I'll read it. If it's dark and ugly and mean looking, I'm
probably definitely NOT going to read it. Call me superficial, but when it comes to reading, I judge and judge hard.
Don't you want to go get a library card now? I think everyone should have one--because I said so!