Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ode to the Library

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!


Anna said...

seriously Stephanie, your number 1 stop in Utah needs to be the Salt Lake City main library (there is a Salt Lake County library system too...they are separate, strangely enough). And how much do I love Doris Day! I just watched Lover Come Back the other day. And I've been wanting to see Lars and the Real Girl so you'll have to post about how it was....and I'm officially adding King of Kong to my netflix, how random.

great post.

emilykate said...

Are you talking about Fairy tale Theater with Shelly Duvall?? If you are, we love those shows! We totally grew up watching them. I bought the whole set for my sister for Christmas a few years ago and when I blogged about it nobody even knew what I was talking about...

Amy said...

I love random documentaries like that! I love getting movies from the library as well.

Ours has a summer reading program that counts if you read or are read to so we're going to participate this summer!

I also love your deliveries idea. Very cute and very friendly.

Elisa said...

We are doing our reading program..it's so fun! I am as in to it as Miriam is.

Luckily Salt Lake has a beautiful library and right off the TRAX stop! They have a great story time, plus a coffee shop and Deli AT the library. Are you getting excited??

J.R., Meg, and Alyssa said...

Just went to the San Antonio library today--Columbus still has one of the best libraries! Can't beat free movies checked out from the library--it's all we do!