Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #17

Thirteen Things our county library system provides (until they close their doors due to lack of funding April 7, barring a miracle)

1. Books. Fiction, Non-Fic. Juvenile, Young Adult. Large Print. Espanol.

2. Audio books for the visually impaired, pre-readers or just to listen while doing something else--driving, knitting, jogging, walking etc. available on cassette, CD or downloadable for MP3.

3. Movies for VCR or DVD.

4. Music on CD

5. Periodicals: Magazines and Newspapers

6. Reference collections--Dictionaries, Encyclopedias Almanacs and more for consulting on site.

7. Weekly storytimes for young children and summer reading programs for kids are among the ways our community libraries encourage literacy which is necesary for a thriving economy and healthy democracy..

8. Outreach for the homebound--delivery and pickup of materials to those unable to get to the library due to illness, age or disability.

9. Access to the internet.

10 Computer literacy classes

11. Access to online catalog of library collections and dozens of databases for a variety of research needs.

12. Resources for homeschooling.

13. One-on-one help--get questions answered from a live librarian on site or by phone or email.

Yes, I'm obsesseed. And will be for the foreseable future. Barring a miracle. Even then, I will never take library services for granted again. Do you? How much do you use your library? What would those services cost you elsewhere?

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Di 2. Bubba 3. Susan 4. Kimo & Sabi 5. my 2 cents 6. scribbit 7. spyscribbler 8. Tink

(leave your link in comments, I'll add you here!)

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8 tell me a story:

Di 1/25/2007 2:42 PM  

They CAN'T close because of lack of funding. That's not the American way. (Sorry...didn't even check to see your nationality...keep forgetting this blog world is international.) Anyway...that is very, very sad.

Bubba 1/25/2007 3:07 PM  

Yep...I love the library! I hope yours doesn't close!

Happy TT!

Susan 1/25/2007 4:06 PM  

OMG! That's terrible - what is this world coming to, truly? I admit I go in phases with our library and usually only borrow movies since I'm allowed to keep things out for much longer from the university library but still I would be lost without our city library. Very sad indeed.

Kimo & Sabi 1/25/2007 5:31 PM  

...and they gots lots of books to learns about takin' care of pets! That's how Mommakitty learned so much about us! Closing a library is...stooopid!

my 2 cents 1/25/2007 9:10 PM  

I love the libraries around here. I always go at least once a week, and quite often more than once. I'm lucky enough to have two differant library cards that allow me access to at least five differant libraries, and it's all free.

I'm not sure about #8 on your list, but I know my local libraries (especially the larger ones) offer the services you listed.

scribbit 1/25/2007 11:00 PM  

I love our library, we're there once a week.

spyscribbler 1/26/2007 8:26 PM  

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! That's really too bad. If I win the lottery ...

Thanks for popping by my blog!

Tink 1/27/2007 7:42 AM  

A library is a very important facility for a community. I hope yours will find a way to get more funds!
Thanks for visiting my TT.

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