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Today I am thankful for the library!
We love to read in this house and could never afford to buy all the books we read. The same goes for videos and even CDs.
Therefore, I consider ourselves to be quite blessed to have lived in locations with good library systems where we can borrow so many of the things we want to utilize. All that usage often translated to a bit of fines when someone (like me) when something was due or books not being back in the library basket before I took them back. But, that amount usually tallied about the cost of buying one new release DVD each year, if that much.
Back in Maryland, the Harford County library even had Wii games. That was a great way for the boys to try out the games that looked good, only to find out some of them were not as much fun as they thought they would be. They were sad to lose this ability when we moved to Alaska. But, then, the base library added a huge collection of video games to their collection. So, now they have another resource for trying out Wii games without spending a fortune.
Beyond the books, movies, and now video games, we also love library programs! D has been doing one with a science focus at our local branch. Back in Maryland, the older boys did several different programs. And, when Little J is just a little older, we might start back to attending story times.
Rather than hijack this post, I’ll be doing one later (probably in December) about more resources that libraries typically offer. It’s truly a treasure for the communities they support and one thing I want to see my tax dollars continue to support.