Before I moved here, R told me that there’s a library nearby the house. Although he never been (He’s not much of a reader…), he said that the library seemed to be popular. After I moved, I didn’t visit the library until later, about two months ago. I made a library card (it’s free for residents!), and started to browse the collection.
Although the size of the library is not that big, the library has quite an impressive selection of books. I even found a newly printed book that I just bought in one of the shelves! The library reminds me of my Uni’s library back in Bournemouth, although in a smaller size. It has several reading areas which looks comfortable (I haven’t actually tried to sit down there.. it reminds me of my sleepless nights in the library when I was a student, LOL), and it also has several computers that can be used by its members. Plus, it has free Wi-Fi. What else can you ask from a library? 🙂
What I like from the library system here is that although I go to my city’s library, I am actually a part of the greater Orange County Public Library system. This way, not only I can access all books in my city’s library, I can also access other cities’ books through their digital collection! So I can browse for any books that I want to read, and if it’s not available in my city’s library, I can request it from another branch and it can be transferred in a couple of days. So convenient!
As a member, I also can access the library’s digital collection which means I can opt to have a book sent to my e-book reader, or I can download an e-reader app in my phone and read the book from there. I haven’t tried this feature though, as I still prefer to read paper books than digital ones. But I’ll definitely use it if I wanted to travel.
Anyway… now that I’ve become a member, I’ve read a number of books. I’m happy that I can re-start my reading habit again because it was abandoned for quite awhile. I started another Goodreads Reading Challenge and for the first time since I had Goodreads, I think I’ll complete the challenge in no time! Well, It’s only June but I’ve read 10 out of 12 books that I targeted. Let me share the books I’ve read in a separate post 🙂
What about you, are you a library member too? what is it like?