Because I Said So: Allison gets a Library Card
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Allison gets a Library Card

A few days ago I was finally able to get a library card! I know I know, NERD ALERT. But it's been on my list of things to do, I just never made the time. (I wish I would've sooner--I could have saved some money!) Crossing that off of my future goals list!

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!

Library Cards, Books, Reading, Library

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.

Books, Reading, Library

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. 

Books, Reading, Read, Library, Library Card

Don't you want to go get a library card now? I think everyone should have one--because I said so!


  1. My local library is pretty great. I love that they have more and more ebooks to rent as well as the regular selection! And this week, while I was getting some more books, there was a CAT on a leash in the library. It was awesome.

    1. Also, I read Girls in White Dresses last year - I'll be interested to hear how you like it!

  2. Umm that is the most adorable library card I've ever seen! I first starting using the library last summer and haven't paid for a book or movie rental since; it really is crazy how much money you can save. I read Girls in White Dresses last summer, but I want to hear how you like the other two because I'm always looking for more recommendations

  3. I think everyone should have one too! Who doesn't love a library? All those books at your disposal for FREE??? Heck yes!

  4. We always get DVDs out of the library because the new releases are always way cheaper than the video store. And don't worry, I just books by their covers too ;-)

    Rachel | Rachel is Elsewhere