I Heart The Fresno County Library
September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
Somewhere between college and now I forgot the Library existed. While I’ve maintained a love for reading I forgot about how my tax dollars go to this amazing place where I can have access to knowledge for FREE! Being Armenian, I LOVE a freebie, but it took a reminder from my friend JR to reignite my love for the Fresno County Library. She’s a library frequenter among other wonderful things. Here’s a quick snapshot from her blog: click here.
Growing up I LOVED going to the library. I loved the vastness of books upon books. I loved the possibilities. I loved having to use my “inside voice”. I loved it all. We lived down the street from the Leo Politi Library. I have no facts to back this up, but I’m pretty sure it’s the tiniest little library in Fresno. For me, it was a wonderland. It’s where I first checked out From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It’s also where I checked it out for the 30th time and where I began a love for art and museums because of the magical picture it painted of them.
As I have grown so has the library. It’s still a magical place, but what you may not be aware of is the tech upgrade it’s received. Grown ups don’t have “time” to go to the library. The library realized that. They created an incredible online database that looks surprisingly similar to your netflix queue and I am sort of obsessed with it.
On the Fresno County Library site you can search Books, DVD’s, Audio books, basically anything you would pay too much for at Borders. You can search titles an add them to your list. Here’s what your list will look like as you add titles.
I know, I’m a nerd. Deal.
Ok, from here you’ll click the request item button. You can set in your preferences how you want to be notified when it arrives and which library you want it to arrive to. The greatest part? They email you the week your item is due back! Just a nice little reminder to avoid late fees. Here’s an item I recently requested. Don’t judge.
I know, but I just can’t help myself.
I know position 30 looks daunting, but bear in mind this is a brand new release.
Seriously, I have had so much fun with this. I hope you’ll give it a try.