Friday, September 21, 2012

The Most Interesting Thing: Finding a New Place to Feed My Fiction Addiction

"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future."
--Ray Bradbury 
Isn't my new library card beautiful?
Local attraction: Fish Creek Falls

One of the first things I did when I arrived here in my new home was walk over to the local library. You're all totally surprised, right? Libraries are the best. Never in my life have I left a library depressed.

I left our local library HUGELY depressed.

Let me try to be positive by saying I'll get to re-read many classic works of children's literature, if I can find them mixed in amongst all the adult fiction. Yeah. No kidding. But don't despair, this story has a happy ending.

Last Saturday a friend drove me 40 miles east to Steamboat Springs and surprised me by taking me directly to THE MOST AMAZING LIBRARY I'VE EVER EXPERIENCED!!!

I wish I'd taken pictures, but I was too much in awe of the place, which included a huge aquarium and the most amazing YA section I'd ever seen. Then the librarian gave me my own gorgeous card, even though I don't even live in the same county!

When I got home, I searched their catalog and no kidding, I found EVERY SINGLE BOOK ON MY TBR list and they were ALL AVAILABLE.

Okay, I think I should stop now before I abuse my caps lock button and someone takes it away.

Do you want to share some library love with me?

17 comments:

  1. Wow! That's awesome Angelina. My library love is here at my high school! We just got a whole new shipment of books and I snagged 4 before the kids even got to them! (figure I read fast enough and can then talk them up)

    So glad the story had a happy ending.

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    1. The Steamboat library shares and exchanges with the high school and middle school, too!

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  2. Thank GOODNESS for that happy ending -- I was starting to panic there at the beginning. YAY!!! As you may be able to tell from my CAPS use -- I am a LIBRARY LOVER, too!

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  3. I am so glad you didn't end that post with, "and then I woke up."

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  4. omg - I would CRY if my library was depressing. It's literally a walk away and I go there way too much to be socially acceptable, but I'm so glad you found one so amazing!

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    1. I've never been so excited about a library card!

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  6. It sounds like a brilliant library! I love the card. :)

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  7. That truly is the most beautiful library card I've ever seen. Also, I think it's remarkable and lovely they gave you a card when you are from another county. :)

    Also, now you know where to donate YA books you've read and no longer have room for. Sounds like your local library could use some donations.

    I'm glad you are settling in to your new home.
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  8. So glad you found such an amazing place! There's nothing better than a spectacular library. :)

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