I’m not sure why on earth it I don’t go to the library. I love to read, I don’t do it as much in the school year but I devour books. In 24 hour periods. If I’m into it, I’ll polish it off right away. I’m that girl.
Our main branch is in the downtown core and I’ve never really like driving there with kids,parking in some far lot, and then walking to the library. It was always hard to make it back in time to drop them off when I commuted so late already. I don’t know I just was never comfortable doing it. The books then were never on time, nothing was online, I had to go in to pay late fees. Ugh. I’ll buy my books instead.
Fast forward to 2014. Finally decided after my last score of random $2 books from a major bargain books sale at Chapters. I could do it no more. Too many books, no room, no money in the budget for reading. I caved. A newer branch had been build closer to our home, and actually Bill helped do the data infrastructure with his previous company. So we all went. My youngest was excited because we were going to a play land near buy to play after. So he was down for everything. My oldest basically fought and argued the whole way there. Bill grumbled that we weren’t going to the downtown location. I was afraid it was going to be an epic fail. EPIC FAIL.
Then a few things happened, like their great lounge surrounded buy all their DVD and Blu Ray discs. Oh, they have TV series, oh hey isn’t this the one we wanted to watch but haven’t seen? Yeah Bill got roped in. We got the first three discs of season one of Elementary. So excited.
Then Jake discovered lego books, and picked one out. He noticed a page was coming out so we took it over to the Librarian and asked her what to do. So which she made a note in the system, she did a temporary fix and started chatting up Ian. She spoke the language of graphic books quite well and hooked him into two series and suggested several more. Suddenly Ian was sitting and reading while Bill and Jake played lego.
Then it was my turn, I picked out a book to read with each of the boys and snagged one I’d seen at chapters. It was awesome I finished while curled up on the couch while the day rained, and rained more, and then again. I got the Rainbow Fish for Jake and I to read. Love that book. Then for Ian and I we picked up The Magician’s Elephant. At some point Bill picked up a book in the mix and we were on our way.
When we got home I went to write the return dates on the main calendar. Where was the sheet of paper. I checked the car, three times. I checked their website to see if there was a way to check, there was but I needed a PIN. What PIN? Long story short I talked to someone, now have access to an only account where I can track, renew and request books. I currently have three on order and will switch out all the ones we’ve already finished. So excited already have a list of books to read, three on hold to pick up and even Ian’s browsing the books!
Why did I wait so long again?