From the Stacks
By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian
How many of you have a library card? When was the last time you used it?

Of course, you don’t actually need a card to use the library. Anyone can come to our programs—we don’t card the attendees. Similarly, anyone can walk through our doors and we don’t have a cover charge if you want to come in to read newspapers or use our computers. In fact, we handed out eclipse glasses free of charge, even though we paid for most of them (some pairs were donated to us—thank you, Lions Club member). How many establishments do that?

Of course, if you want to check out books—either print, audio, or digital—you need a card. And actually, you don’t even need to come into our lovely building to do that—a friendly staff person will run them out to your car if you call ahead or the Bookmobile will deliver books to your home if you live within the city limits.

If you prefer to download books to the device of your choice, then you can do that any time of day, even if the library is closed. We make it darn easy to get a book into your hands—but certainly enjoy having you come into the building and share book recommendations with us.

As National Library Week comes to a close, I hope you’ve visited a library, used its services, possibly said a kind word to the person staffing a desk, and thanked your lucky stars that libraries exist. The only thing worse than not having a local library is having one nearby that you never use.

So, ready, set, library—not just this week but every week.