The holiday weekend here is providing terrible weather. We started with snow on Friday and it is still coming down. Not like winter snow, but it is damp, overcast and cold. It makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book.
I have a collection of books on my Kindle, but tonight I want a quick easy read. Nothing seems to be what I want. I am looking for one of those pulp fiction novels you buy at rummage sales or Goodwill. The freebies on Amazon are not fitting the bill for my mood. Of course it is Sunday night and our local library is closed, it is late and many businesses are closed for the holiday weekend.
Enter my library’s electronic option. Even in Montana many of our libraries have an electronic collection. Tonight I signed in to library browsed the ebook collection. I found something that met my wish for reading material tonight. Two minutes later it is on my Kindle and the hot water is boiling.
I hope that everyone who reads this blog takes a look at their library’s electronic collection. If you have a reader, you may be able to check out ebooks. If you like audio books, your library will have a great collection available to you. I am guessing your system is likely as sophisticated as the one that many the rural libraries in Montana share. It supports all sorts of formats in ebooks, not just the Kindle and Nook, but many other generic readers. Audio books can be downloaded to iPods, MP3 players, your computer media players and more. I can check out books anytime, the library does not have to open. Libraries are not dead, and full of dusty old books, they are changing to meet our reading habits. Check it out.