One of my friends just told me that she doesn't have a library card and I honestly thought she was joking. Here in Columbus, we have the most amazing library system in the country (literally, it is ranked number 1). I always have a zillion books from the library around the house. I was gathering them to return them and came up with the stack you see above and that's not including four I'm not quite ready to return along with some board books for Creed (I had a lot of the chapter books around because I meant to review them for the child lit book club blog, but didn't quite get there . . . )
I haven't rented a movie in years because we can always check them out from the library for free. You have to reserve new titles and sometimes there's a long waiting list, but hello, it's free! And the best part is that they have old movies that they don't keep in stock anymore at places like Blockbuster (like one summer, my little sister and I tried to watch all of Doris Day's movies and I don't think you could have found any of them at Blockbuster). Last week we watched King of Kong: A fistful of Quarters (awesome documentary about trying to set the world record in Donkey Kong). This week I have Lars and the Real Girl, which I hope that we can find time to watch, but I kind of doubt it.
I have a ridiculous amount of books and a lot of movies too, but I don't know what I would do without the library.
We lived in Washington DC for the summer and the thing I remember most was the library by our apartment. We used to be so excited to go check out Fairytale Theater Classic videos and to get stickers for the summer reading program. I can't wait until Creed's old enough to really be excited about summer reading programs!