I have been trying to utilize my little local library over the last couple of years. My relationship with the library is not perfect, but libraries are a ‘use it or lose it’ kinda thing, so I am doing my part.
And it helps my book budget from getting out of control.
My corner of Minnesota is very rural for the most part, so the libraries banded together and created a cooperative. I can log on to the co-op site and request books from all over southeastern Minnesota.
There is one caveat to this wonderful-ness. New releases are available for Local Requests Only. If you are luckily enough to live in a larger town or one with a thriving library, that means you can get your hands on new releases much sooner than your fellow Minnesotans.
If you are not lucky, it means that you obsessively check the library’s site to see if the the have released the book into the rest of the libraries.
As of Tuesday evening, I have 7 books on my wish list, all of which I desperately want to read. But, alas, they are all only available to the lucky local folks.
Impatiently waiting on wait lists may be my number one #bookwormproblem. What’s yours?
I am linking up over at Quirky Bookworm, head over there and see what is eating away at my fellow bookworms.