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Shelley. from Junction City, OR Junction City, OR 97448, USA : I'm using the internet
T. from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm looking to take out a book I'm looking to see if they have the book that my book club is reading next
Sherri from Avon, MA Randolph, MA, USA : I'm using the wireless internet. I borrowed two CDs and one movie. And, I downloaded my three free songs from freegal for the week. I use this library for my "later night" studying for my Masters (Library Science). They're open until 9pm most weeknights, and they have snacks and coffee! Well I live in a nearby town. This community definitely uses the library in many ways. We're right next door to the high school here, so there's a wonderful collection of music, movies and teen books to borrow. There's a fountain for white noise, a lovely kids section, plus there is a fairly large adult section too.
Holly from Aloha, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm reserving a room and reviewing requirements The remodeled Library has community use rental spaces. I'm on-line on the Library website reserving space.
Mary from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library Administration, 507 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm going to place a hold request on the third book of a trilogy story I'm reading. I love my library and the opportunity to read books without paying for them!
Virginia from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm searching for a book for my book club and for research for a workshop I am presenting in Bend later in the month. Live in Bend and Portland. Use the computer to research what available, reserve, or get on I-Pad books I need. Works great!
Patricia from Oregon, OR JCLS, Ashland, OR. : I'm trying to read a book I downloaded 10/1/2013, The Life of Pi' I've already read 50 chapters and I'd like to finish it! Please!
Rhonda from Cave Junction, OR Cave Junction, OR 97523, USA : I'm checking your hours of opersation. I enjoy the ability to access my library online. Last week I put a hold on a book through my libraries web site and today I am checking their hours so I know when I can pick it up.
Polly from Sunriver, OR Sunriver, OR 97707, USA : I'm browsing I'm using the sunday paper's books section to review and potentially place on hold the recommended reads.
Kathy from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library Administration, 507 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I am looking for a special quilting book I need to finish a quilt. I love books and the library lets me read without having to purchase the book which I can not afford to do on a fixed income. I have always read books from the library ever since I was young. I remember the old library cards with the metal stamp in them that would imprint your library card number on the book card inside the front cover. I still prefer to utilize the library as my main reading source.
Susanne from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Libraries, Grants Pass, OR : I'm checking on my holds. I volunteer at the library, reading to children each Thursday after school. I often place books on hold and I was checking on the status of those holds from my home computer. Josephine County, Oregon closed their libraries in 2008 and a group of citizens re-opened them as a non-profit corporation. There are hundreds of like minded individuals who volunteer countless hours to keep libraries alive in our county.
Margaret from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, IL 60188, USA : I'm trying to learn how to borrow ebooks using my kindle. The library is very important to me, cannot imagine not having access.
Keith from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm physically here so much information here! love to read!
Chris from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm checking what books I have out. We have several people in our house that check out books, including small children. It's nice to be able to go online and see who has what out so we can make one trip to the library and return everything at once.
Randy from Lakeview, OR Lakeview, OR 97630, USA : I'm renewing books, appreciating being able to do so online. It doesn't rain often in Lakeview OR. Snow is more likely, it seems, and at almost any time of the year. When it does rain, it often rains like it is today, torrentially. So renewing books from the comfort and warmth of my padded and dry computer chair is much to be preferred to the other way.
Toni from cottage Grove, OR Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA : I'm looking for newspaper clippings baseball articles and pictures for the year 2007
Mary from Terrrebonne, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm Mary Louis Searching for a book I heard mentioned on Oregon Public Radio (OPB) by a Portland author about her journey on the apacific Crest Trail. By searching on-line I can reserve the book from where ever it may be in the Deschutes Library System or Jefferson or Crook Co libraries.
Debra from KLamath Falls, OR Klamath, OR, USA : I'm using the Klamath County Library from home. I'm using the site to do some research on my family.
Sharon from St Helens, OR St Helens OR Public Library : I'm trying to renew my books but without success. I have renewed books before online, but you have changed your home page and I am unable to get to my login to renew.
barbara from silverton, OR silver falls library silverton oregon : I'm barbara schell I would like to renew some books. i have always liked to read, but never had the time when i had my children and worked. My husband passed away last year and now I have a lot of extra time to read.
Kerri from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA : I'm looking to see if I can book a meeting room online I need to meet with a PC repair person. He does house calls. My house is a MESS, so I don't want to meet here. Our library recently built meeting rooms that are available to the public, so I'm hoping I can book a room online for my meeting.
gerry from manzanita, OR Manzanita, OR, USA : I'm looking for computer class (apple)
John from Redmond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm John Turlak
Jamie from Pendleton, OR Pendleton Public Library, Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm looking for work
V. from Rainier, OR Rainier City Library, Rainier, OR : I'm checking to see when the library is open and it's not. We have way too few hours. I also wanted to see if the library has Pilgrim's Progress. At some point the library was open more than 40 hours per week but the library hours have been changed and consistently cut. The hours are Monday 2-7, and Tuesday through Friday from 10-3, so a total of 20 hours. Volunteers are great but not to stand in for a librarian. Our local schools libraries used to have school librarians and they are now run by instructional assistants. Our city library's materials are somewhat outdated and I wonder if we would have any new books at all were it not for a citizen's memorial funds. There seems to be a large use of computers and in a small, rural community, the library may be the only access some have to computers. The summer reading program seemed to do well so we need to have it open for kids in the mornings and weekends too.
Cristina from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library Administration, 507 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm Cristina. I'm improving my Spanish with Mango. Downloading an app so I can learn on the go with my tablet. Thank you to the public library. I am grateful for this free (after taxes) :) opportunity. I have learned so much through my local library. Self development audio books guided me to refine and focus my goals and values. I've learned to build rock walls, cook and garden along with the books from my local library. Audio books keep me entertained and awake on the road. And art books guided me as I followed my passion with the magazines, movies and books describing how to make art and showed me art while I armchair traveled through galleries. I even went on to write my own art instructional book inspired by that experience. Titled Paint Happy (North Light Books 2002, 2004), it is out of print, but still available in libraries, continuing to pay forwards the gifts I've received from libraries all of my life.
Debra from Grants Pass, OR Josephine, OR, USA : I'm On my iPad I am a curious person.
M from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA : I'm reviewing my account. I'm reviewing my account to see due dates of books currently in use.
Tamar from Monmouth, OR Monmouth, OR, USA : I was checking to see if they had the book for my next book group meeting (they did!) and looking for a book my husband was interested in...they had that too! Bless the Monmouth Public Library! We use the library religiously. I urge others to use their libraries also. Libraries house a wealth of information for EVERYONE and need to be treasured and used!
n from jamestwown, MI Jamestown, MI, USA : I heart my library.
Margaret from Redmond, OR Deschutes Public Library Administration, 507 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm would like a simple will download
shannon from portland, OR Wasco County : I'm am looking for a copy of Leonard vs. Leonard...divorce proceedings in Wasco Co. 1877. This is the divorce case between Daniel and Mary Leonard....shortly before he was murdered.
Cathy from Brookline, NH Brookline, NH, USA : I'm enjoying a program with my little guys. They love coming to the library to listen, move, make noise, and bring home lots of good stories! My parents often took us kids to the library, and I am now continuing that tradition with my family...it's where I learned to love reading, and I hope they will love it too!
Heather from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm reading magazines and searching online for books to check out. I rely on the library to cross the digital divide. I do not own a computer of my own. I also come here seeking new books I've heard about other places.
Charlene from Pendleton, OR Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm using WIFI on my own computer. Downloading Ebooks from the library
deanna from bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm 25394003340559
Ruth from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass OR : I'm trying to find how to reserve a book without taking any time of our great volunteers at our Community Library.
Claudia from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm looking for What a son need from his mom book
John from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream Public Library in Carol Stream, Illinois : I'm inviting my grandson to Movie Night at the Library. I've used the library for personal health research, for Consumer Report purchasing advise, as well as for entertainment. I need to sort out facts from marketing hype in regards to all issues of health, news and politics. I can Google but I often need the librarians' assistance to assure I am accessing the bmost reliable resources for the truth.
Dee from Ontario, OR Oregon, USA : I'm doing research on library websites I work for a library and I am in the Web Development department. I am looking for ideas and information to help my own library with its website.
Barbara from Tygh Valley, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm looking for quilt book I am looking for quilts without corners by Cheryl Phillips it does not show in this system can you check other resources?
Debra from Oklahoma City, OK Hillsboro, TX 76645, USA : I'm looking for local history resources I use the public library everyday and work in a special library 3 days a week. I rely on databases furnished by my local library and LOVE that they now offer ebooks and magazines.
Heather from Beaverton, OR Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA : I'm preparing for teaching a class I'm a private tutor, yesterday I reserved one of the private study rooms to work with two different students on math. Today I'm looking for a book that will help me prepare for a cryptography lesson I'm teaching in the fall.
jerry from Pendeltom, OR Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm using the libary at home on my computer. How great is that ! At home but on libary looking at books to download.
Mary from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library Administration, 507 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm getting my 3 free songs and inquiring about a book availabilty. I think public libraries are an awesome benefit to communites!
sandy from prineville, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm searching certain titles
Karin from Bend, OR Bend or : I'm looking for new books for my kindle I would be lost without the library. I go there several times a week
Sandra from The Dalles, OR Dalles Wasco County Library, 722 Court Street, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm looking for the place to look for a particular book and place a hold on it. I started visiting the library in my home town preschool. The library is one of the first places I look for when I move. The library was one of the positive points in retiring here. I am a reader and enjoy books.
Suzi from Craigmont, ID Craigmont Community LIbrary, Craigmont, ID 83523, USA : I'm browsing for books about decluttering my home. Libraries provide a wealth of information and resources, from leisure reading materials to how-to manuals. They are a window and a door to the world beyond our little town, as is reading itself.
lINDA from bEND, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm lINDA r. bEHM RENEW
Gwen from Fishersville, VA Fishersville, VA 22939, USA : I'm reading Dan Brown's new book Inferno and on the "reserve list" for David Baldacci's new book. I also borrow the audio books to listen to at the gym. I can reserve a book on-line and they notify me when it is in so I can go pick it up. Avoids trips to the library to see if it's available.
Rona from Glenview, IL Silverton, OR 97381, USA : I'm looking for a quilting group or sewing circle that meets in Silverton Oregon that would be appropriate for a new quilter. I haven't found the answer yet...still looking.
Sandra from Terrebonne, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm Sandra Tanner I have two boys and we use the library constantly. We are there physically at least every other week. The boys know how to search and reserve books online and are into various series of fiction books that we get 100% of the time through the library or the interlibrary loan system. The library is one of our favorite places.
Steve from Redmond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm looking to get a new book by Jo Nesbo. I have enjoyed 3 of his books thus far. I love down loading books to my e-reader. It is a great way to read.
katie from bend, OR east bend : I'm looking for audio books for a trip we are headed to california for memorial weekend.
Linda from Brookings, OR Chetco Community Library, Brookings, OR : I'm checking library hours. Thank you for the easy-to-navigate website!
Patricia from Redmond, OR St Helens Public Library, 375 S 18th St # A, St. Helens, OR 97051, USA : I'm checking out the services and the web site because we are considering relocating to this area. Wherever I live, or travel, I always find my way to the local library. I think of the library as a community service, outreach, and education resource, and am quite happy to be dependent on these services to enrich my life.
Dixie from Nehalem, Oregon, OR Garibaldi Public Library, Garibaldi Oregon : I'm looking for telephone directories I'm trying to locate someone in Castle rock Washington and i need acess to a telephone directory.
Guy from Grants Pass, OR Josephene County, Grants Pass, Or. : I'm checking email, going through the newspapers since I've been out of town for a while. They give me access to social and intellectual stimulation
Roberta from Brookings, OR Chetco community library, Brookings, OR : I'm How do I access books for my kindle?
STEVE from THE DALLES, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm Steve K getting info off my Email address about my 401K, beutifll windy day in the dalles, Oregon
Virginia from Ellsworth, ME Ellsworth, ME, USA : I'm using the wi-fi and enjoying the public space
Rosa from Silverton, OR Silver falls library, Silverton, Oregon : I'm Checking out a book, thinking about taking a class at the library, checked out a movie, requested some books and DVDs from inter library loan, and visited with a friend.
Joan from joan.packard@comcast.net, WA The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm looking for historical obituaries in the Mosier, OR area I am looking for the obituary of Nora Root Rorden, d. March 1917.
Sharon from Maupin, OR Southern Wasco County Library : I'm I checking to see if a book is available
Fran from eugene, OR Creswell, OR 97426, USA : I'm checking e mail
Amy from Pendleton, OR Pendleton City Hall/Library, Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm changing my password. I want to change my password.
Bryan from Lawrenceburg, KY Anderson County Public Library : I am Bryan P. and I am a library supporter. I am currently using a public library computer to work on some of my everyday job responsibilities. My amazing children are part of the children's reading program as I am working this evening. My children always select 20-30 books each week that we read together as a family and we can never leave without stopping by and picking up a movie or two. Libraries are a very important part of all communities and never should anyone think otherwise. Not every person in our community has access to a computer, internet, books, meeting rooms ect... The Anderson Public Library in Kentucky is an amazing facility that has much to offer and if ever in the area one should stop by for a visit. 1.) Community Builders 2.) Access for community members who don't have the luxurary items like computers, internet ect... 3.) Job Application Center since paper applications no longer exist. 3.) Educational for adults and children (Adult Learning Activities
Christina from Las Vegas, NV Forest Park Lane, Winema National Forest, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA : I'm ouner plat#2, block 37, lot35 nly por
Kelli from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm checking for books I want to check out. I'm a voracious reader. I've used libraries all my life.
Sandra from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR : I'm donating money to my library. :) Our community library lost its public funding some years ago. Now our library is kept open by volunteers, private donations, and grants. It is terrible that local government does not consider a community library a necessity.
Gaye from Bend, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm downloading a book for my Kindle I spend several months a year in my home on Baja, and the library is my resource for books and genelogy work when I am down there.
Helen from Hillsboro, OR Shute Park, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA : I'm looking for a book -- I just read White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse and I loved it so much I want to read her other novel, An Unexpected Forest. My library doesn't have it so I requested it through Inter Library Loan. White Dog Fell from the Sky is an incredible novel about a South African who flees for his life to Botswana, the American woman he works for there, and the people they are connected to. I tried to tell a friend about this story and could not do it without tears. I read fiction, and non-fiction and borrow quilt pattern books from my libraries (Hillsboro has two!) I feel deprived if I have no book to read.
Ann from Tillamook, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm researching nebulaes for my astronomy paper Not only does the library play a huge part in my personal reading habits but I am also using it to research my astron omy paper for my term paper.
Anya from The Dalles, OR The Dalles Wasco County Public Library, The Dalles Oregon : I'm requesting a book for book group
Carolyn from Beaverton, OR Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA : I'm requesting a book.
Madiosn from Astoira, OR Astoria : I'm looking for information on the Astoria Regatta court I am trying to find all the information I can find on the history of Astoria Regatta Court
Margaret from Enterprise, OR Highway 3, Enterprise, OR 97828, USA : I'm looking for a specific book on audio
patty from o'brien, OR josephine libraries, cave junction branch, cave junction, oregon 97523 : I'm reserving books the library is an important part of my life. i've been a reader since i can remember and when the library was closed it was difficult to get enough books to read (and expensive).
Eva Sharlene from Neskowin, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm putting holds on research books and also on pleasure reading books, which I will pick up at my local library in a few days. Our coastal libraries share
Sue from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm renewing my materials Without libraries, I would not be able to support my habits, i.e. reading and listening to audiobooks in my car, Also, I have a Kindle and can borrow ebooks. I am a senior on a fixed income and cannot afford to buy those materials. Thank You! I have been a frequent library patron since I was a tiny girl. I was the youngest child ever able to visit the adult section of the library in Ballard - now part of Seattle. Because of content, the sections of the library were separated by a flight of stairs. I was so proud! Of course, the "adult" content then would not be considered so in this day and age - a real pity!
Leslie from Gold Beach, OR Curry Public Library, Gold Beach OR : I'm looking for Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's I saw a movie recently that referenced "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (the movie) and realized I had never read Capote's story. So I went online to find out if my local library had a copy. It does!
Lee from Newport, OR Waldport : I'm looking for fiction ebooks.
MC from waldport, OR Waldport, OR, USA : trying to renew a movie:dvd,the secret policeman'sball hi I am trying to renew my dvd
Rorie from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm using it to check out books to help with my preschool curriculum. Libraries are a huge help to me both in research and as preschool tools and enjoyment.
Kathryn from Waldport, OR Waldport, OR, USA : I'm searching for ebooks to check out for my Kindle. Over a year ago I was injured and am still unable to do much of anything except read...which I do a lot of. My husband purchased a Kindle for me for Christmas, and I am trying to learn how to use it for my library privileges.
Catherine from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass OR : books and movies I come in weekly to check out books and movies, sometimes I use the computer for emails
Tiffany from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 Northeast Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA : I'm looking for books to put a hold on.
Nicole from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm reserving books! The library is a huge part of my life! I love books, DVDS and the freedom to learn!
Linda from The Dalles, OR Wasco County Library, The Dalles, OR : I'm checking to see when my book is due. I'm researching information about runaway children with a view to establishing a shelter in our community.
Sharon from Cove, PA LaGrande Public Library, LaGrande, Oregon : I'm trying to figure out how to sign up for Kindle library books.
Mary from Calgary, AB Calgary, AB, Canada : I'm researching public library advocacy methods I am a LIT student taking my courses online through Mohawk College in Ontario. I love libraries!
Evelyn from Creswell, OR Creswell, OR 97426, USA : I'm looking for more information on Hadrian Collider-Angels and Demon film. The minister was preaching about Jesus Christ last Sunday and he spoke about people looking for the tools to create life. I thought I would do more research. Yesterday, I checked out the book Fast Forward about the collider. Wikepedia had an article about the collider and that the collider was mentioned in Angels and Demons. I read the book and heard about the subject some time ago, so it was old news, but thought I would check out additional information to be ready next Sunday as he speaks about the issue more. I like science.
Newton from Saint Helens, OR St Helens Public Library, 375 S 18th St # A, St. Helens, OR 97051, USA : I'm looking at the site for the first time, browsing St. Helens Pubpic Library site. I just got my card, interested to see what is available online. Research and relaxation. I have used libraries for years. I work at a school system and have access there, however it is 45 minutes away and this is six.
j from terrebonne, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm looking for the saturday art event details a source of infinite exploration of literature, now that I am retired and have the time to read all that I have put off.
Rick from Bolivar MO 65613, MO Anderson, IN, USA : I'm online
Randy from Lakeview, OR Lake County Library main branch, Lakeview OR : I'm looking to find a list of books I've checked out in the past 2 months. My son-in-law resolved to read 50 books this year. I had no idea how many I usually read per annum, so I started keeping track. Having just finished Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall, a very well-written and intriguing story, I noted it on my tally sheet (it's #17) and began thinking that I had forgotten to enter one title. I thought there was a list on My Account of books I've checked out over the past however long, and I could check it against my tally. So far I have not found the list, but I'm doing pretty well: 17 by March 1st. 50 a year doesn't seem like much of a challenge!
Susanne from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass, OR : I'm checking on he status of my requested books.
Alice from Cave Junction, OR Cave Junction, OR 97523, USA : I'm renewing a DVD. Having access to movies at our library keeps me healthy. I watch them while walking on the treadmill. Our library is important to our rural community in many ways.
Jerry from St.Helens, OR St.Helens Oregon 97051 : Research
Annie from Astoria, OR Astor Library, Astoria, OR : I'm looking for new best seller books Being able to get the newest books keeps my interests high. I do want my lbrary to have better funding and access...perhaps through inter-library loans IN Clatsop County.
Sally from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm searching online for some books to request. Want to learn about fusing glass and also more about the Blue Zones projects. Whenever I've moved to a new area, I've prioritized getting my library card over many other rituals of residence change, for my daughters as well as myself. We always made getting library cards a happy family occasion, and left carrying armloads of books with each visit. Libraries provide information and connection, and I use them for both. They also represent shared usage of resources, which is very important to me. I'm trying, more and more, to look for books from the library instead of just giving in to the impulse to purchase them. BTW, my favorite bumper sticker, which is now on the car my daughter drives, says, "Fight Prime Time - Read a Book"!
Larry from Bend, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm reserving a book I reserve books, then pick them up in person when they are available.
V from Rainier, OR Rainier City Library, Rainier, OR : I'm returning one book, renewing others, and checking out a new one. I went online to check the library hours and then went to the library to return a book, renew others, and check out a new book. Libraries are very important to every community. But our area is rural and many people are very; in addition, there is a community drug and alcohol issue and many children who are neglected (their only choice are the school libraries, which are now staffed by paraprofessionals and no licensed librarians. Libraries make a wide range of opportunities for everyone, such as children's program, literacy campaigns, computer use, and use of books people can no longer afford to buy. I think the elementary and jr./sr. high school libraries are better than the city Library. The city Library has old videotapes, DVD's, reference books, and a huge section of fiction books (mostly murder mystery or thrillers). There are a few classics. On the advanced side, there are several computers and Wi-Fi in the Courthouse where the library is located. The hours have been cut to 20 hours per week, Monday from 2-7, Tuesday through Friday 10-3, with an hour closed for lunch each day. There are volunteers too but they are not a knowledgeable resource. Cutting back the Librarian's hours to 20 probably save the City having to pay benefits to the Librarian, who has been there forever (the last 15 years I have lived here and I'm sure many years before) and cutting the hours to 20 per week must save something else. We wouldn't have most of the new books we have except for one gentleman's legacy gift to the Library. She tries but with cut hours and book budget, our Library is in sad shape (except for moving the Library upstairs and renovating gives more space and light). For anyone who works out of town, the only time to vist is Monday and kids are in school all day so can't use the library either. I've always loved libraries. Where I grew up, I participated in the summer reading program (based on a theme) every year. As an adult I visted when I don't have books or can't afford to buy any (which is now). Libraries alwasy take the first hit when budgets are tight, just like school counselors and art, music, and PE teachers when education budgets are tight. It's very sad that more and more of us are at the bottom with few on the top and we need access to libraries more than ever.
CINDY from BEND, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm looking for a particular book title. A friend recommended a book, and I want to check it out from my local library, if it's available. I am not a voracious reader. I am mostly happy if I get my Book Club's selection read monthly, and those I order from Amazon.com. But occasionally I get finished early with a Book Club selection, and then I like to have a book on hand for when I need to sit down and rest, or for when I can't sleep at night.
Janet from Bend, OR Bend, Oregon : I'm Downloading Digital Books I would enjoy read books through my Kindle Fire.
ken from milwaukie, OR astoria oregon : I want to find old daily astorian newspapers
Carol from West Hills, CA Onondaga, NY, USA : I'm looking for obituaries. Libraries are important sources of documents that aid in genealogical and historical research. Because they are public institutions, libraries often provide assistance at little or no cost.
Marvin from Wamic, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm trying to sign in to the library in The Dalles, Or
James from Hayfork, CA Chetco Community Library, Brookings, OR, USA : I'm looking for information regarding a company in business in Harbor, Oregon in 1968 and the owners of that company. I am researching a company called Tanoak Industries, Inc, of Brookings Oregon who made a tanoak baseball bat. I would like to follow up on the owners of that company to see if any information regarding this product is still accessable.
Patsy from Lawrenceburg, KY Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, USA : Having been introduced to the library at an early age, I continue to love it! How well I remember going into our small town Carnegie Public Library and searching for interesting books. How happy I was when I graduated to the adult section and immediately began reading through the classics! Currently I use the library program called Mango to brush up on my high school French, as well as researching topics of interest for me. I belong to a book club and often secure my books from the library. My current interest is in alternative medicine and it's fun to explore! Keep reading and keep learning!
Millie from Burns, OR Burns, OR, USA : I'm trying to log inta my account but will not work!
Rebecca from Baker City, OR Baker City, OR 97814, USA : I'm doing family history research I want to get onto Heritage Quest
nathan from forest grove, OR forest grove city library library,forest grove,or : I'm using it to help me on my research report,my tutor taught me how to set up an online library account so now all i have to do is request the book then go pick it up,im 11 and am excited to turn 13 so i can volunteer for the forest grove library librarys play an important role in my life,without them id end up paying a fortune on amazon for each and every book,plus i dont have to wait two weeks for it to ship to my house,and thats good cause i constantly,or very often any way,need a new book to use,and i wanna help my library by volunteering
kim from grants pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm going to go to my local library and get a card so I can access the library from my phone and computer.
Barbara from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm renewing and reserving titles. Also checking for programs of interest to myself or granddaughters.
Veronica from El Paso, TX El Paso Public Library Dorris Van Doren Branch, 551 East Redd Road, El Paso, TX 79912, USA : I'm trying to strengthen my accounting knowledge to shore up my bookeeping skills. I enjoy learning and like to keep active and engaged in my communities, primarily through my work in the nonprofit sector. I've relied on libraries for many years to help teach myself the technical skills associated with effective business administration and management but too often underdeveloped in the nonprofit sector due to limited resources. I really appreciate the immense value of having access to a huge wealth of information and resources provided by local libraries and extended library networks.
Sharayah from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm getting dance fitness dvds to stay fit and thin for 2013! I use the library for everything, from quiet study time to renting dvds for a movie night! I love the foreign language resources and their ability to order books that I suggest!
Michele from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library Bend Oregon : I'm going to run in and pickup the book I had reserved for Bookclub. Love being able to reserve online ! I reserve books and then park directly in front of the library and then run into first floor and check the book out........it's awesome!!
Jill from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 Northwest Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm checking to see when a DVD I have checked out is due. After that, I'll check to see if a book I learned about last night is in the system. If it is, I'll reserve it. If it's not, I'll recommend it for purchase. It costs me $5 in gas to drive into town from my rural home. I LOVE using the library's website from home. It saves me money, but it also saves a great deal of time, and I really appreciate that! Not a week goes by that I don't learn of a book I'd like to read, which I then check for online at the library's website. If it's in their system, I reserve it. If not, I suggest it for purchase. They email me when it becomes available - a splendid service which I so appreciate! They'll hold it for up to a week, so when I have other business in town, I can simply drop by the library's hold shelf and pick it up! Easy as pie!
Frankie from Redmond, OR Deschustes County Library, Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm checking books on hold. I use the web site on an almost daily basis to check on the availability of books in the system and to put holds on books I think I would like to read. This is really helpful, since I read a book a day!
Sharleen from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm looking for new books and bestsellers. My library has few best sellers and minimal interlibrary loan ability. It is a great little library and deserves more resources because it is heavily used.
Laurel from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm putting a book on hold Love to reserve books on line and then go pick them up to read.
Robert from Brookings, OR Chetco Community Public Library : I'm looking for downloadable books Downloadable e-books are my primary reading source these days - at my age, my eyes tire in less than an hour reading a regular book. Hooray for computers!
Janet from Seattle, WA Seattle, WA, USA : I'm trying to access the family history of Wallace and Dera Welcome. Thank you! Mary Welcome Whiting died last Tuesday. It would be comforting to read the history of her beloved home Burns.
renee from la pine, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : renting dvds we very rural no cable so we borrow dvds
june from brookings, OR chetco library, brookings', oregon : I'm setting up for library to go.
June from St. Helens, OR St. Helens, OR, USA : I'm looking for a book We have a new puppy and the book "How to raise the perfect dog" by Cesar Milan has been recommended to us.
Sher from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm trying to search for a book in The Dalles library system My library's website is poor, and it is not easy to discover how to search for books via online. This is a disappointment to me, because I'd like to put books on hold.
April from Gaston, OR Forest Grove, : I'm checking to see if the library has large print items for Grandma We live in Gaston and Grandma came over just under a year ago from Florida. She is 90 and has poor vision. I thought it would be a good idea to get her some reading materials in large print to give her something to do since there isn't much for a 90 year old that can no longer drive and lives way out in the country. I use the cooperative library system to mostly get self-help books and instruction books to teach myself web programming.
michelle from pomfret, CT Pomfret : I'm using my library to download ebooks to read on my Nook.
Leslie from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm reviewing the calendar of events and learning about the new Passport Program. The Library is a vital part of my life because reading is my life.
Shoe from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm looking for ebooks. I'd like to be able to take research on the road but I could never carry all the books I would need. On my iPad, I can bring all the books I want!
Elisa from Bend, OR East Bend Public Library, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm looking up reviews on generators from Consumer Reports on line through the library. Then I'm going to download an audio book from them to my Zune and listen to it while I fold laundry. My 7 year old is going to read to me his newest library book. Later I'm going to finish reading The Volunteer and return it to my wonderful library! We love our library!
Alrena from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm overall pleased with our libraries. Only small complaint is I wish they were open longer hours on weekends.
stacy from LaPine, OR lapine oregon : I'm getting books for my kindle
Judy from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm renewing a book that is due but I am not finished I'm a writer and reader. What would we do without libraries??
James from Redmond, OR Redmond, OR : I'm going to pick up a book I have on reserve. I was in the library the other day and put a couple of books on reserve. The system found those books in other branches in the county and just notified me to pick them up here in Redmond.
Yvonne from Ontario, OR Ontario, OR 97914, USA : I'm trying to get books for my kindle I would like to get e-books for my kindle
Meghan from Taunton, MA Taunton Public Library : I'm reserving books to read over my holiday break! The library has always been a favorite place for me. Growing up, I visited the library a few times a week. As I grew older, I used resources for papers and projects, well into college. As an adult, I still value and respect the libraries in my community and share sadness as they become underfunded and open for shorter periods of time.
M from Burns, OR Harney County Library, Burns, OR : I'm looking for info on Twelfthnight celebrations I love the Harney County Library. The staff are friendly and helpful, and understand if I'm looking for some information out of the ordinary - like Twelfthnight celebrations, an English tradition I'm researching today.
Pat from Lebanon, OR Lebanon Public Library, Lebanon, OR 97355, USA : I'm renewing some overdue material. My husband says I live at the library. Partially true. I have been a volunteer since 1983. I served on the Library Board where I spent a couple of years as chair. The crew of volunteers has been consistently near 25 since sometime in the 1980s. We have a wonderful new library which the citizens voted a bond measure for construction. The previous library was an old hospital. Patrons might tell us that "they were born in this/that room". Lebanon is great at recycling old buildings. This building is now a part of the Boys and Girls Club and supplies a place for teens to meet. The Lebanon Library was established in about 1910. It's use has grown as the new Medical College is nearby and there is a special section/area set aside for these students.
Kaleb Lynn from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro Public Library - Shute Park Branch, 775 SE 10th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA : I'm using the libraries WIFi connection because I've dial-up at home. I'll also pick up a stack of holds on my way out. My library is my lifeline and I will be losing it for a year! Right now it is the best way I can do do what I need to do (Facebook, Google , website updates) as I try to build my name recognition as a writer. My library is also the place where I get movies, music, and books -- I don't have the budget to buy and prefer to share ownership with my community anyway. I'm a heavy library user -- in building twice a week and in the online catalog most days. I also use Interlibrary loan extensively to get hard-to-find items. I used to volunteer at my library as well.
Donna K. from Astoria, OR Astoria Public Library Astoria, Oregon : I'm writing minutes for our Astoria (Oregon) LIbrary Friends Association. I'm secretary of our library "friends" board. I'm writing board minutes and needed the address.
Diana from Sisters, OR Sisters, Oregon 97759 : I'm accessing the library through a computer.
klynn from klamath Falls, OR Klamath County Library, 126 S 3rd St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA : I'm browsing the website and browsing new books, movies and music.
Judy from Milford, NH Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford, NH USA : I'm looking up some dead family members. Used Ancestry.com but did not find those I'm seeking.
Mary from Pendleton, IN Anderson, IN, USA : I'm on my iPad
Florence from Mansfeild, MA Mansfield, MA : I'm checking to see if my electronic book is ready~~ Can't wait~ I have been been an avid read since I was 10. I am now in my sixties and still enjoy a good book lent out from the library. I know a lot of people enjoy the electronic resouces we have now-ad-days, but sometimes it just feel good to have a real book in your hand.....
JOEL from MILFORD, NH Milford, NH, USA : I'm SPORTS NEWS NA
James from Redmond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm looking for a particular book to reserve. I just found out that a favorite author of mine has a new entry in a series I have been following.
Julie from redmond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA. Deschutes public library : I'm looking for a book to download to my phone for listening on my commute.
Joe from Newport, OR Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366, USA : I'm Joe. I am writing an argumentitive paper using MLA style citation. When referencing my evidence in the paper do I use the title of the article (or website), or the Author?
Virginia from La Pine, OR La Pine, OR 97739, USA : I'm searching for reading material for both hardback reading and digital. I'm 73 years old and have been using the public library for most of my life. I can say without a doubt that the public library has enriched my life! I discovered the public library in San Angelo, Tx. back in 1960 when I was the wife of a service man. A good part of my life was spent off in some area of the world away from home and reading was how I filled a large part of my time. I'm thankful to all those people who have supported public libraries.
Melissa from seal Rock, OR Seal Rock, OR, USA : I'm using my macbook pro to access the library. Libraries have always been my safe place, just to be surrounded by so many books and the amazing stories they tell, is just so wonderful and awe inspiring.
Christine from Fairhaven, MA Millicent Library, 45 Center St, Fairhaven, MA 02719, USA : I'm ordering books and movies on sailslibrarynetwork I am at the library constantly! I live alone and love to read and watch movies. I order books and old black and white movies, as well as others thru sailslibrarynetwork.
Mike from Monmouth, OR Monmouth, OR, USA : I'm Mike W. I am checking for the availability of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairlyland in a Ship of Her Own Making to read to myself and my grandson.
Susan from Virginia, MN Virginia Public Library, Virginia, MN : I'm Susan, the reference librarian at the Virginia Public Library in Virginia, Minnesota. We are planning to upgrade our website and like the Deschutes Library website for its elegant ease of use.
Lisa from Sisters, OR Klamath Falls, OR, USA : I'm looking for free meeting space
Sherry from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Oregon : I'm online, looking for a book recommended by my sister, written by a friend of ours about our home town, Hood River, Oregon. Well, I just like to read and enjoy being able to look on line for books, order them and then pick them up at the East Bend Branch. It makes getting the books and returning the books so easy!
Jessica from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton Library in Corvallis, OR : I'm using the library as a study/work space for school work. The library gives me a space where I can focus and study. Today I am writing a paper at one the desk on the second floor
Ann from Newport, OR Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366, USA : I'm looking for articles on college grading systems. I want to find out more about the Pass/No Pass grading option and what effects it may have on students' college experience.
John from Somerset, MA somerset, MA usa : I'm trying to renew an e book which expired
Jennifer from Philomath, OR Philomath, OR, USA : I'm putting a book on hold.
Kimberly from Creswell, OR Creswell, Oregon : I'm looking for audio books
Katinka from Gladstone, OR Gladstone, OR, USA : I work there and am buying books and CDs for the library from home today. This website cam across a library list-serv so I am checking it out. Our community chose to vote to NOT build a new library last week. Leaving us with a decrepit, undersized and failing building. Ah, democracy....
Sallyanne from Milford, NH Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St, Milford, NH 03055, USA : I was delighted to realize I'm living within walking distance of the library in my new community. I've sworn off cable TV with this move and look forward to the lovely leisure of reading and to joining like minded folks in library sponsored events. Having grown up in a large and chaotic family, libraries were somewhere to escape and carve out a sanctuary that was all about me and my burgeoning interests. When my children were very young, I introduced them to the literary treasures that awaited them at the library. I am a teacher and I use libraries as a resource with students in addition to my own personal pleasure. No matter where I have lived, I have always found my local library to be a welcoming community center.
mark from corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I visit the library a couple times/month to get a book to read. I also regularly use downloadable audio books through the library's web site.
Jill from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA via internet : I'm looking for books to download on to my kindle. Thank you!
Sandra from East Freetown, MA Sails, MA : I'm updating my kindle wish list Invaluable. To have access to any book I wish to read is such a gift. We need to continue to foster the love of reading with young people.
Marijane from Bend, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm online I'm a retired University Professor. My professional degree is epidemiology. I have a Masters in Public Health and a PhD in epidemiology. However, underneath this degree path my BA is in English literature and I have another MA in English literature. I love reading and my public library is my best source of books to read and to listen to.
Melissa from Pownal, ME Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105, USA : I'm reserving a DVD using the online, statewide library catalog. The material I was looking for is not available from my home library, but it does belong to another library in the network. My family uses the library all the time. We both reserve materials and track our checked materials online. With the statewide library system, we almost always find what we are looking for. Our library has a fantastic children's section too, and our 4 kids love spending time there.
andrew from Benson, AZ Gold Beach, OR, USA : I'm checking out your website, we vacationed in Gold Beach last month and had the pleasure of visiting your Library
Diana from Terrebonne, OR Deschutes County, Redmond, OR 97756 : I'm reserving a book. I saw two authors discussing this book I'm going to reserve with Dan Rather on television...thought I'd see if the library has and it does. I live about 20 minutes away from the library, so it's nice to be able to reserve something and then come into town to pick it up when I'm next in town.
Ann from Eugene, OR Creswell, OR 97426, USA : I'm trying to view and download e-books. While doing farm chores, I listen to e-books. I enjoy the characterizations by good readers, and it expands my imagination and audial cognition. I can explore new authors this way, revisit classics, and learn while I am busy doing rote chores.
Lily from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath Falls, OR, USA : I'm repairing my car's ignition system Oh, thank God for the library
Allison from Falmouth, ME Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105, USA : I'm letting my toddlers play. We had a nice quiet Saturday with my husband and two older children away, so the twins and I headed to the library for a change of scenery. They're there so often they're as comfortable in the children's room as they are at home. New toys are always a great way to pass some time. We read a few board books as well, but our primary reason for going today was playtime.
JoAnn from Gilchrist, OR Gilchrist, OR 97737, USA : I'm looking for books by sandra brown I read novels
Nancy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm am recommending a book for the library to buy for their collection. 1. I have experience/interest in Native American literature; I was a book that was written up on the website for American Indian Library Association, so I ordered it for the library. I also have experience in the fine arts and also give them recommendations. 2. Two years ago I started doing genealogy searches with their on site databases before I could afford to pay for the program online. I always refer people to that as a starter program. 3. I do not have alot of money, no cable, etc, but I check out movies and music at the library, many are up to date too; plus magazines 4. I hear about good books to read and get on waiting lists to read them, it is never long.5. There are presentations and meetings that are held at the library I go to. 6. I am getting a new refrigerator and I used consumer reports recently 7. I like to look at the display window where they represent alot of different interests of folks in the community, plus they have good art displays, permanent 8. There are a number of book sales, one is huge and people come from all over to participate. It is also a good way for us to recycle books 8, Before I had fast internet, I used the library computers for job search and looking up art pictures
kathy from corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm searching the card catalog and looking at future library programs. I am doing this online, at home, and will go tomorrow when the library is open to pick up the books I want. I read a LOT. I use the library to get books, and to find out about new books I may want to read.
Jane from Belvidere, IL Ida Public Library, 320 N State St, Belvidere, IL 61008, USA : I'm looking for a particular book. Borrowing books from my public library have saved me tons of money since I read a LOT. My library card is well used and very valuable to me.
Sherrie from LaPine, OR LaPine, Oregon, 97739 : I'm checking to see if the electronic copy of a book I ordered has come available yet. I love listening to books on my IPod, and the library always seems to have what I want. I ride a commuter bus to work every day and like to spend my riding time listening to books that I can check out electronically from the library. It's so convenient to get on the computer, choose the titles I want and then request them. All I have to do is wait until they are available and then I just download them and transfer to my IPod. It's so nice not to have to go in to the library to get what I want as I work out of town. I'm so thankful we have such a great library system.
Donna from Fairhaven, MA Millicent Library, 45 Center St, Fairhaven, MA 02719, USA : I'm am looking for a Chris Botti CD, to listen before I go see his performance to get better acquinted with his music. I love the library, I love to go and get books to read to my granddaughter, and Elmo dvd's. My son wanted to make sushi for his girlfriends birthday, I went and go him books about making sushi and it came out wonderful.
Carrie from Scappoose, OR St Helens, OR, USA : I'm renewing overdue books online. Tomorrow I will go to our library and pay my fines with a food donation.
Phyllis from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Benton Co Public Library : I am loving the books on CDs and listen to them while I am in my sewing room every day. Currently I am on line to use the library but have already been there and checked our seven books on CD's Phyllis P
April from Redmond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm requesting a dvd and searching for a specific play. I feel that the library is an important information tool. My family and I use the library quite frequently. Specifically, for this visit I ordered a book online--the delivery has been disrupted by the hurricane. I am hoping my local library will have a copy while I wait for the book.
KaylalibraryK from Baker City, OR Baker county library : I'm looking to put books on hold
Heather from Yachats, OR Waldport, OR, USA : I'm trying to find an event, but it's not listed we were at the library the other day and saw a display of lego pieces; my son got very excited and we found out that there's a monthly meeting. However, the online calendar did not show the event.
Andi from Falmouth, ME Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105, USA : I'm at work, meeting with community members about the upcoming anniversary of the incorporatio of our town. I am at work. I am the director of the library! The library provides my livelyhood and is also my passion.
Linda from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library System, Bend, OR, USA : I'm reserving Finding Nouf / Zoe Ferraris for our book club's monthly read !The Contemplative Readers of Bend, OR will celebrate 2 years by Feb.2013! Libraries have been a part of my single life, and a resource when I taught grade school in Madras, OR. When Jefferson County built their new library, I donated almost all of my fiction collection and my husband donated a Norfolk Island Pine for their foyer. Now my husband loves to read historical non-fiction! While raising two daughters in Silver Lake, OR the girls "out-read" books at that branch and the librarian brought in books from Lakeview 100 miles away! When putting the girls thru college our library's computer stations kept us in touch with them, so we could trim expenses at home. It's a family tradition to visit and use our community's library! Currently I get books for book club, or see if the books are at the Friends of the Library book sale, now held quarterly!
Michelle from Pendleton, OR Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm looking for information for new residents I have a new job in Pendleton and look forward to using the library for work and personal related items. I hail from a University setting and used that library a lot over the years, both for personal and work related needs.
Robyn from Hammond, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm new in the area and am looking for a close library.
Sandra from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : Today, I'm using the library's online search function to find some new mysteries which I'll then look up on Library2Go. These days, I do most of my reading through my ears. I'm from Pittsburgh and grew up leaning against the marble pillars and in the stacks of main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. In winter it was overheated and in summer the marble could cool you down...but best of all were the books. That library set my standard for every library to follow. When I was checking out Corvallis as a potential home, the library was high on my list for determining the town's livability. It passed with flying colors.
Shelley. from Junction City, OR Junction City, OR 97448, USA : I'm on internet and checking out a book to read I am so grateful that the library is availble for computer use. I don't have a computer or TV so it allows my mind to be expanded for free.
Andy from Wareham, MA Wareham, MA, USA : I'm looking for some plays I need for work and library dosen't have a copy of either. The script collections are pretty limited. As a freelance director I often find myself unable to find scripts I need for work submission opportunites. Unfortunately I have found the public library to be a very limited resource for plays expecially more contemporary scripts. In this case I was looking for August Osage County and Next Fall neither is available to the public in the Sails Library Network in MA.
Jan from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm looking for books to put on my reserve list My husband and I spent a great deal of time reading. We request most of our books through the on-line reserve system. My husband also has been accessing micro-fiche copies of Siskiyou County newspapers which he is using for research on a book he is working on. We visit the library at least weekly, if not more often. The library and the services it offers are very important to us.
Shaniqua from Forest Grove, OR Forest Grove : I'm eating I'm eating hot cheetos :)
Jack from Gold Beach, OR Gold Beach, OR, USA : I'm putting popular books on hold We like to read.
kirstin from carol stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA : how do i make an account for my card? i need to log on to the account but i"m not sure if i ever mad one and i need to log on, if i haven"t mad one how do i make one? and how do i cheak if i have made one?
Darlene from Winder, GA Piedmont Regional Library, 189 Bellview St, Winder, GA 30680, USA : I'm looking on my email and facebook for important information I love to come to the library because it very helpful in looking up in important information.
Esther from Bend, OR Deschutes County, Oregon : I'm trying to download a book I'm having trouble downloading an eBook. I volunteer at one branch of the local library in its bookstore one day a week, so I think I'll have to wait until I volunteer next Tuesday.
Liz from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm enjoying Storytime, reading board books, and coloring with my son. The libraries in our area have been instrumental for introducing our son to books, reading, and activities focused on the language arts.
Jacqueline from Fort Lee, NJ Ft. Lee, NJ USA : Dear Librarian: My novel DEATH LEGACY, loosely based on an actual spy case and published in hardcover, is now published by Thorndike Press in a new hardcover large print edition. I hope you will order it for your library. http://thorndike.gale.com/upload/currentcatalogs/2012 September LP Catalog.pdf page 15. Reviews from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and BOOKLIST among others have been excellent. I include them here: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY http://reg.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4328-2573-7 Death Legacy Jacqueline Seewald. Five Star, $25.95 (300p) ISBN 978-1-4328-2573-7 In this entertaining novel of romantic suspense from Seewald, international PI Michelle Hallam looks into the mysterious death of CIA agent James Parker, the estranged husband of her New York City cousin, Nora Parker. After referring the depressed Nora to Dr. Daniel Reiner, Michelle finds that the handsome, charming psychiatrist is too love-struck to leave her alone. Daniel decides to help Michelle with her case, but quickly realizes that both of them are in danger, whether from the limo that tries to sideswipe them, the silencer gun shots that interrupt their walk through Greenwich Village, or the mysterious caller who phones to warn them to "stop asking questions." After the NSA comes calling, the two realize that James may not have been the loyal CIA functionary he appeared to be. This thriller keeps moving from its very first pages, while the palpable sexual tension between new cohorts Daniel and Michelle fortifies the story's intrigue with romance. (Mar.) *** http://www.booklistonline.com/Death-Legacy-Jacqueline-Seewald/pid=5273579 BOOKLIST Death Legacy. Seewald, Jacqueline (author). Mar. 2012. 300p. Five Star, hardcover, $25.95 (9781432825737). REVIEW. First published March 20, 2012 (Booklist Online). When British security expert Michelle Hallam goes to the south of France to meet a mysterious client, no one shows up. However, a handsome psychiatrist, Daniel Reiner, gets a little too flirty, and MichelleâEUR[TM]s jab to his solar plexus does enough damage to send him to his room. She goes with him, and their chemistry is immediately apparent. But when she leaves, Daniel still doesnâEUR[TM]t know her name. Back in the U.S., Daniel dreams of Michelle, although heâEUR[TM]s given up hope of ever seeing her again. Then she refers a patient to him, a woman with a bizarre story about her maybe dead husband, a CIA agent. Together, Daniel and Michelle try to solve the mystery of the possibly deceased spouse, putting their own lives in extreme danger along the way. Seewald (The Drowning Pool, 2009; The Truth Sleuth, 2011) has written a tale of international intrigue sure to please fans of thrillers and romantic suspense. âEUR" Shelley Mosley *** Long and Short Reviews January 11, 2012 âEURoeThis author immediately throws her main female character into action in the first few pages and keeps you glued to the story from there on out. Michelle has odd talents; an exceptional talent for self-defense, an intelligence that her Uncle has expanded by sharing knowledge, and a talent for making enemies. The story begins on the French Riviera where she meets Dr. Daniel Reiner, her love interest. She has no time for him, no time for love, and wants him to go away. Every time she turns around, heâEUR[TM]s there again. HeâEUR[TM]s even following her around the countryside. He is a bit handy in her investigation, but she doesnâEUR[TM]t need him. Or does she? Intrigue, espionage, murder and more litter the trail that this author wends her characters down. Michelle is trying to find out if a womanâEUR[TM]s husband really died or if it was a hoax and heâEUR[TM]s still alive. The fact that he had a life his wife didnâEUR[TM]t know about doesnâEUR[TM]t help her task. I enjoyed the pace of the story as well as the bantering between the two main characters. This story will draw you in and keep your attention to the end. The author knows how to make her words dance across the page. If youâEUR[TM]re looking for an exciting mystery/thriller, this book will work fine for you. Why not grab a copy and walk through the fog of mystery with Michelle? If youâEUR[TM]re looking for an exciting mystery/thriller, this book will work fine for you. Why not grab a copy and walk through the fog of mystery with Michelle?âEUR * * * âEURoeThe plot is twisty as a thriller should be. The romance between Michelle and Daniel is heated...This is a good action thriller with a bit of romance and well developed plotâEUR¦If you enjoy international thrillers with a bit of intrigue and romance, give Death Legacy a try.âEUR Review by Gayle Surrette The Gumshoe Review, January 2012 * * * âEURoeJacqueline Seewald has penned a sexy read with strong characters caught up in the world of international intrigue. Classy P.I. Michelle Hallam has it all âEUR" great looks, great intuition, and extensive weapons training. When her investigations company takes on the job of finding out what happened to a dead CIA agent who allegedly committed suicide, trouble rears its nasty head. Kidnappings and murders are chump change for the bad guys, but despite the danger, Michelle and psychiatrist Dainel Reiner team up to learn the truth. From the Mediterranean seaside to New York and Washington D.C., this book will have you turning the pages to learn what happens next.âEUR Award-winning author, Maggie Toussaint * * * "DEATH LEGACY is the book Jacqueline Seewald's fans have been waiting for! Seewald has a rare talent for painting her readers right into her story setting." Bestselling Author Stella Cameron * * * âEURoeFans of romantic suspense will enjoy this fast-paced read with a most engaging set of characters.âEUR Maryann Miller, author of Open Season * * * Kirkus Review (2/1/12) âEURoeA consultant and a psychiatrist are involved in a matter of life or death. Michelle refuses to quit even when one of her assistants is killed. She and Daniel find themselves in a number of hair-raising situations before they can discover the truth.âEUR As a writer who writes for Cengage/Gale, I especially hope for library support.
damira from atlanta, GA Georgia, USA : I'm Hi,Hi, I'm not sure who to contact. But I wanted to know, who's in charge with agreeing on new books for your library? One of the teachers at the school where I work at died and we were planning on explaining to the children about her death. Someone told us about a book entitled "When Mommy Went Heaven".....written by, Evon Latrail. We read and like that book. Do you have this book? I think this is a good topic for kids. All of the parents that we spoke to so far agree with this book and topic. Hi, I'm not sure who to contact. But I wanted to know, who's in charge with agreeing on new books for your library? One of the teachers at the school where I work at died and we were planning on explaining to the children about her death. Someone told us about a book entitled "When Mommy Went Heaven".....written by, Evon Latrail. We read and like that book. Do you have this book? I think this is a good topic for kids. All of the parents that we spoke to so far agree with this book and topic.
Joan from Wrentham, MA Fiske Public Library, Randall Rd., Wrentham, MA : I'm renewing a book
Lou from Waldport, OR Waldport, OR, USA : I'm renewing some videos I have borrowed from the library. I enoy the library often. I am able to enjoy books, PBS videos, nature programs through the library
colin from Perth, BC warwick library western australia : I'm looking for genealogical history of the lovell family that lived in your area with the arrival of the early settlers. I live and breathe genealogy associated with my Lovell family.
Michele from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm checking my library record I am in graduate school and the library is my key to knowledge. I can search for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, etc. and have them ready for me to pick up at the library. I also can download digital audio on all kinds of non fiction and fiction subjects. I can renew books online and have the library order materials to add to their collection if they do not have it. The library has added for 50 books that i requested to their collection. My husband is a teacher so I search for things he can use in the classroom. All of this saves me time and money.
Audrey from Pine Bluff, AR Aquaculture Fisheries Library, Pine Bluff, AR : I'm exploring the library's webpage I'm exploring other library's services
Dee from Cottage Grove, OR Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA : I'm searching books and placing holds Took my 4 year old granddaughter to storytime this morning and am now placing holds for next week.
Katherine from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm reading and using the library much more than I ever did while obtaining two master's degrees!! Why? The access through the internet to browse books Currently we are foster parents to 2 small children. Since I have opted to no longer work in public we go to the library often. I am always reading now, placing books on hold, browsing the internet at possible books to borrow, attending events at the library, donating books to the library.
Kaiara from Sisters, OR Deschutes public library, Sisters, OR branch : I'm requesting book on cd We love our library. It is a central part of our community and we use it for materials, meetings and a place to go when we have down time for browsing/reading/art gallery, etc.
Jerrie from grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm seeing what I checked out
S from Monroe, OR Corvallis public library : I'm A teacher reading AP bio material A county wide system is amazing! I am a teacher and an avid reader and would not have the ability to bring resources into my classroom and read the amount I do without the rural support a county Ibrary gives.
JoAnn from Joliet, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I'm reading a book (have 2 out now).
Rita from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm working I work at the library, and today am testing some links from our website that a patron is having problems with
Darlene from Winder, GA 301 Midland Ave, Winder, GA 30680, USA : I'm checking my emails. It's a great source for information when you need it.
Rana from Carbondale, IL Carbondale, IL, USA : I'm finding out where to vote in my community!
Rosemarie from Brookings, OR Chetco community public library, Brookings OR : I'm going to renew two items I borrowed I realized that my DVD and book were due back on Friday, so I'm renewing them (it's Sunday, and the library is closed).
Pat from Lebanon, OR Lebanon, OR 97355, USA : I'm placing a couple of holds on a couple of books My library has been an important part of my life. I have been a regular user since I moved here in 1979. I have volunteered since 1983. At present, I volunteer 2 hrs a week in the genealogy library.
jerimiah from creswell, OR creswell : I'm looking for the hours Needed to recall the hours
Jane from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm lending a audio book
Laura from Corvallis, OR corvallis oregon public library : I'm borrowing an e-book for my Kindle We have been library patrons our entire lives, and read a lot.
Randy from Lakeview, OR Lake County, 513 Center St, Lakeview, OR 97630, USA : I'm looking for a record of books I've checked out, but apparently I neglected to check a box which would have instigated keeping such a record. Sad. Now the box is checked! The library provides a great deal of entertainment and enlightenment for me and my family. We do not watch television, except for occasional rented movies. We read a lot! My daughter and I have Kindles, so we have accessed books for them from the library in various ways. I travel some so have downloaded audiobooks to my iPod. We value our library and support it in every way we can! We also value our librarians! They are All incredible!
lori from silverton, OR Silverfalls Silverton, OR 97381, USA : I'm usually researching for preschool ideas. Searching for interesting reads, printing papers for my class, or using the library computer when mine is down. Sometimes I get videos when I'm bored or need kids movies for babysitting. I also look for job info. or geneology info. It plays a vital role because It's somewhere I can get access to things when I don't have access to them. Or when I need backup help.
R from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm searching for information on opportunies to start my own business. Im here in person because I enjoy being able to browse the books that are available. It is much easier to browse topics physically versus virtually. That said, it would be much better if there was a greater variety of e-books.
Brandon from Elgin, SC Elgin, SC 29720, USA : I'm looking for 50 shades of grey its by el james its romance the mains are christain grey and anistashia stele
Pat from Bend, OR deschutes public library, bend, oregon : I'm renewing ann overdue item via the website I am a regular library user and staff member.
Melody from Idaho Springs, CO Juneau, AK, USA : Librarian looking at different areas. I'm Moving to Juneau and want to pick the library where I can help out the most.
Judee from Braselton, GA Braselton Library, Braselton, GA : I'm visiting our online library looking for a new ebook. Our library is the heart of our small community. Books for all, computers, wireless, children's programs, a community conference room, AFTERWORDS our Friends of the Braselton - West Jackson store, services to meet the needs of our community and the most amazing librarian and staff that you could ever ask for.
Valerie from Imbler, OR Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth Stree, La Grande, OR 97850, USA : I'm looking for where I can 'borrow' e-books I am a mom to two sets of twins (10
Rita from Belvidere, IL Ida Public Library, 320 N State St, Belvidere, IL 61008, USA : I'm renewing a book I love using the local library. It belongs to a system so that if they don't have a book I want, they will order it for me from another library, all from my computer. I also belong to and very much enjoy the library book club.
Hannah from Waldport, OR Waldport, OR, USA : I'm at the library just surfing the net.
Joan from Bend, OR Deschutes County Library Bend, Oregon Dean Swift Rd. : I'm renewing a book borrow books on a weekly basis
Naomi from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm using the library to supplement my home school program, as well as classical and quality books for entertainment, learning about art and other hobbies. I live out of town so I use the book mobile almost exclusively to supplement my home school program, as well as classical and quality books for entertainment, learning about art and other hobbies.
Maureen from Portland, OR Rockaway : I'm trying to figure out why I returned a DVD, but it didn't get logged back in. I checked it out in Garibaldi and returned it two days later in Rockaway with other DVD's. We have a vacation home between Garibaldi Branch and Rockaway branch of the Tillamook County Library System. I love being able to put materials on hold, delivered to one of those branches (especially with Norma in Garibaldi) to pick up and use while relaxing at the beach!
thomas from attleboro, MA Attleboro, MA, USA : I'm good i am raedding a call CDL
Cheryl from Hanover, MA Hanover,MA. 02339 : I would like to know how to aply to work at my library here in Hanover, MA.? I have lived in Hanover for a good part of my life, I was born in Boston, lived in Roslindale for a short time, moved to Hyde Park when I was around 6,lived there until I was 12 moved to Hanover and have been here minus a few years a good 40 years so far, I am now 55 and wish to aply for a job at the library, but don't know how to go about doing that.
Jenny from Independence/Monmouth, OR Monmouth, OR, USA : I'm reserving books to pick up!
Connie from Philomath, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm getting audio books, downloading audio books and browsing the stacks. I like to get items online, but really like being able to browse the collections. You never know what gems are waiting to be found.
L from Winder, GA Piedmont Regional Library, Winder, Ga : I'm using the wifi for a college online project The library helps me in college, I can come here and use the wifi and computers, and use books to help with my assignments.
Kay from Neskowin, OR Pacific City, OR, USA : I'm renewing a book. This process is much more difficult with this new system. I wish the overdue notice would give a direct link to the web page where I need to go in order to renew the book. I'm at home recovering from an automobile accident. My glasses were broken in the accident, so while I'm recovering I can read only Large Print books... gentle fiction so I don't get overly stimulated.. I am grateful that the library has a good variety of Large Print Books.
Priya from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm how to open a new membership
Zandra from Auburn, GA Winder, GA, USA : I'm amy at a meeting. The library provides many activities I enjoy.
Mathew from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm renewing a book. I use it to get books for free. Not much else.
Carrie from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm downloading books for my Kindle LOVE the free access I have to electronic books
NeBe from Sunriver, OR Deschutes County , Bend, Or. : I'm doing historical research of the upper Deschutes River area near our family cabin I need an address - Spring River Resort, Spring River, Oregon I would like to look at the 1953 phone book because I need the address Thanks
Krishna from Hood River, OR Hood River, OR : I'm renewing a book I love public libraries- they are hugely important in my life
Anthony from Corvallis, OR Corvallos, OR : I'm checking to see if any "holds" have come in.
Linda from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm going to get consumer information about microwave ovens. The library offers consumer information that helps in making purchases. I also check out books, DVDs and occasionally read periodicals or newspapers. I also plan occasional literary events that are cosoponsored by the library (and held there) and utilize the bulletin boards to post info about literary events.
Flo from Umatilla, OR Umatilla, OR, USA : I'm Homeschooling The library is a wonderful place to find resources for homeschoolers.
Su from Creswell, OR Creswell, OR 97426, USA : I'm keeping cool at the library today! It's almost 100 degrees outside and I'm grateful to work in a nice cool library. (As if we weren't cool enough already! <wink>)
Kristi from Philomath, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : Reserving books online
Joanna from Russellville, KY Logan, KY, USA : I'm Computer The library is a place of peace!!
Carol from Cascade Locks, OR Cascade Locks, OR, USA : I'm looking for books I am a disabled senior
C from La Pine, OR Deschutes County Public Library, La Pine, OR 97739 USA : I'm LOVING the library as much as a did as a kid! I support my local library as much as possible and am very grateful that our small library is able to keep it's doors open despite economic hardship. The day we lose our libraries, we will have lost a most important national treasure... UNPLUG AND READ! :) I use my local library system to find information I may not be able to find on the internet or simply to learn a new skill, explore new books, or simply enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. I take my young granddaughters (9 and 3) to the library regularly and they too, are developing a love of the written word, as well as enjoying the large selection of children's videos. I live in a small rural town (pop. 1500)and the library serves many who are unemployed and looking for work via the internet, as well as school age kids who need a safe place to be after school. We are 45 miles from the closest city of Bend, OR. which is the location of the largest library in our multi-county system. Since we are able to search the entire system and place holds on materials, thanks to interlibrary loans, our little library here in La Pine seems much larger! We have access to many more books etc. than it's 4 walls contain! Our local library is a critical part of our community on many levels! We all need to support our library systems so that they will be available to future generations... I don't want MY grandchildren thinking a book is something you can read only on a Kindle! Thanks for listening! :)
pat from plainfield, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I'm renewing some books and checking my HOLDs.
Amy from Albany, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, Oregon : I'm searching for recently released books and movies. I am able to read newly released books even though I cannot afford to purchase those books myself.
Lisa from Cottage Grove, OR Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA : I'm searching for old Disney movies. My husband
mark from lawrencburg, ME lawrenceburg,ky 40342 : I'm i need a resume for employment
Cole from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm getting a book to help me learn something. Saving money
Kathleen from Plympton, MA Plympton Public Library, 248 Main St, Plympton, MA 02367, USA : I'm renewing user friendly
Jennifer from Philomath, OR Philomath, OR, USA : I'm using it to borrow books, dvd's, and music. I love to take my kids to library events.
Debbi from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm looking for the book Annika Sorestein wrote Checking to see if I can get a book to download for my Nook. I need a book to read during my lunch break this next week.
JOHN from BEND, OR east bend : I'm john turcotte online
Chris from Lebanon, OR Lebanon, OR 97355, USA : I'm learning how to download ebooks
Regina from Sunriver, OR Sunriver Library, Sunriver, OR : I'm requesting audio books. I love them! I listen to audio books rather than watch TV.
Kristin from Bend, OR Bend Public library Bend OR 97702 : I'm reading and checking out books
diane from winder, GA winder library winder ga : I'm trying to search
Cindy from Philomath, OR Corvallis Benton County Library, Corvallis/Philomath, Oregon : I'm logging on to order a book and to see my lending account. When we moved to the area 12 years ago, I took my 3 young children to free classes at the local libraries to learn, to meet new people,and to get "infected" with the "reading bug." When my daughters were young, I allowed them to check out as many books as they wanted each time we went to the public library. I too checked out quite a few books at a time. One day as we checked out scores of books, I asked the librarian how manky books we already had at home. She replied - "Over one hundred..." I replied, "Oh good - that's not many for us." We had "reading days" at our house where we stayed in our pajamas and read books and relaxed. My children check out their own books now so I use the library to do research, have fun reading, see local art, attend community meetings, and to feel a part of the community.
Linda from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm looking for a book to read A book was reccommended to me and I want to find it.
Mariana from the dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm looking for a book
Polly from Sunriver, OR Sunriver, OR 97707, USA : I'm looking to see if my library has Hunger Games Book 2 on the shelf
ML from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm looking for the book Change by Design by Tim Brown. It's in the inventory but currently checked out. I like to check out a book before purchasing it. Many books I can read and enjoy through the library rather than buying them. Other times, I buy a book and when I'm finished with it, I donate it to the library, to be added to their collection or sold in a fund-raiser.
Rosemary from Bend, OR Bend Oregon - dowtown or East Branch : I'm Rosemary, i like being about to access books free because I cannot afford to buy books anymore. I love the feel, smell, and being able to physicall touch the book and go back to it often. I do not agree with using the new e-books or kindle or other new media sources to read. I hope this is NOT the future of the library, as we will miss a media that was and is a treasure to everyone. I am the "reading Nanna" to my granddaughter and I hope the legacy continues. Rosemary Douglass, Bend, OR
Heidi from Joliet, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I'm looking for ebooks about resumes I have frequently used libraries my whole life - public, school, and university libraries. The public libraries provided books my school library didn't have or couldn't afford. My university libraries helped me with research and writing papers. I also enjoyed reading articles and books in subject areas other than my major. I even worked in a university library for 7 years and I loved helping students with their research. Now that I am unemployed I am using the public library for books to help me write my resume, ebooks for recreational reading, and tv/movie dvd collections since we had to drop all cable/netflix subscriptions. I also enjoy books on home hobbies or special interest categories to help me save money such as baking bread, canning, gardening and home repair. If I didn't have a public library card (or had to pay non-resident fees) I wouldn't be able to get by or help my family as well as I can now.
Judith from Wolf Creek, OR Josephine County Library, Grants Pass, OR : I'm looking for chilton books working on my car and need a Chilton Book to assist.
luanne from lewisburg, KY Logan, KY, USA : I'm looking for newspaper archives I am currently seeking archived information about an older home (circa 1933) ad any stories relating to the house which might have been newsworthy to get history as my daughter in considering a purchase and the history of a house is interesting. A historic perspective may help in the decision to buy or not buy in this community.
DEAN from REDMOND, OR DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY, REDMOND, OR : I'm DEANFIN VERY IMPORTANT
pattie from corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm trying to secure the PADI scuba diver textbook in a text to speech or audio format at present and not having any luck! another hurdle for a differently abled reader. The library is the greatest free source for life long learning
Sarah from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm logging onto the library website to put books on hold. I'm requesting a few paper books and a few kindle books. I regularly log onto our library web site to put books on hold. I request some paper books and some kindle books. I love the hold list b/c I usually go to the library with my kids and I can just grab my books off the hold shelf and not compete for browsing time with them.
Arthur from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath County Library, 126 S 3rd St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA : I'm renewing a book. I have used this library for over 50 years. What a wonderful place.
Melony from Auburn, GA Auburn, GA, USA : I'm Homeschooling my son. Book club started, Galileo for HomeSchool.
wayleen from attleboro, MA attleboro public library ,74 n main st. attleboro ,ma 02703,usa : I'm good over the computer is kinda a better way to do things libraries help alot if you cant not find what you need.
Mary from Whitman, MA Hanover, MA, USA : I'm using the computer. I belong to a writing group and am revising a piece. I will also check my email, current news, and look up up a few subjects I have interest in. I cannot afford to buy a computer or pay for monthly internet connection. However, I like to keep current on news stories, have an eclectic range of subjects I am interested in, and need to type minutes for a volunteer group that I am the recording secretary for. I also check out many books, attend a book club and writing group at a public library. I plan to join a friends of the library group in the near future.
Jan from Brookings, OR Brookings, OR, USA : I'm trying to renew a book
Robert from Marion, IN Marion, IN, USA : I'm checking the status of my passport application online and looking forbook, maybe short fiction stories to read to my British fiance over the phone. Geneolgy dept. here is very good! Accessing the internet is important for everyone nowadays.
Arlene from Winder, GA Piedmont Regional Library, 189 Bellview St, Winder, GA 30680, USA : I'm renewing a book. A freelance book editor since 1996 and a lover of reading since childhood, I couldn't do without the library! I credit the library for helping me to get a good education too -- growing up In Hall and Gwinnett Counties, I always had access to quality fiction and plenty of reference materials to supplement what my school library offered. The same was true for my children -- they were able to read books I couldn't always afford to buy for them, and benefited greatly from story hours and other great library programs. They, too, were able to supplement what they learned in school with books and other reference materials we found at the libraries. Libraries also contributed to my family in other ways. Where I grew up (Gwinnett County), the library system was in pretty bad shape -- few books, crumbling-down buildings. But the county's leaders (rightly) considered a strong public library vital to the impression those outside the county had of the quality of life in Gwinnett County. A sales tax was passed that helped fund library improvements and acquisitions, and those, in turn, helped attract residents and businesses that cared about education. Not all voters agreed with the tax, of course, but it turned out to be a win-win for everyone in the county -- all of us reaped the benefits from that. A strong public library is a smart decision for any community.
Linda from Joliet, IL Joliet Public Library: Main Location, 150 N Ottawa, Joliet, IL 60432, USA : I'm searching for books
Gretta from Lawrenceburg, KY lawrenceburg, Kentucky : I'm e_mail I' using the Libraries computer to access my E-mail account to receive info for my job.
Heather from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I made my own summer reading program for my older grandchildren 6,5 and 4. They are to choose books and do activities around the 'theme', then they chart their reading. Using books from the children's section I came up with 'craft themes' and made up boxes with all the supplies. They can make hats, make a volcano, make cookies, make a 4th of July decoration, bathtime bombs, sorting activity, coloring...all types of things to get them to learn about their world and other people. I have been going to the library for years, on Saturday's my dad would drop me off and I'd walk home (abt.5 miles) with my backpack filled with books. I've used the library's inner library loan for family history, researching all kinds of things of interest, but mostly just reading for fun.
Ann from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm renewing an audiobook. I love the wide selection of materials offered at my library, from audiobooks to print materials to music and DVDs. They have everything I need and then some! Libraries are a core feature of democracy, offering help, information, and entertainment to everyone in the community. They offer a safe place to learn and exchange views with others in the community. Libraries truly change lives
Deloris from Myrtle Point, OR Dora Public , Myrtle Point , OR : I'm using the internet and looking for books. The library in our rural unincorporated area of the county is the center of the community. Providing access to high speed internet that we do not have at home, a place to meet, and a variety of information and materials. I listen to a lot of audio books. When I want to meet up with a friend the library is usually the chosen place. Have a cup of coffee and visit. I attend the adult reading program to find out about new authors or what is going on in the community.
sonjia from corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm locating books and putting them on hold so I can pick them up at my convenience.
Frank from Nehalem, OR Manzanita, OR, USA : I'm wondering why I can't find any books about using iMacs, IPhoto and other Apple Macintosh hardware and software I can't find ANY books about learning more about how to use an iMac computer or Apple software, specifically iPhoto and the Lion Operating System.
Cherie from Corvallis, OR corvallis benton county library,oregon : I'm disappointed that the book mobile no longer comes to my street. With no friends in my state,I read a lot. Real books not electric.
Judy from Beaverton, OR Beaverton : I'm borrowing a copy John Grisham's latest novel "The Litigators." I plan to ride my bike to the library that had 2 copies available (as of midnight last night). I'll save gas, get exercise, and save money by not having to buy a book I'd really like to read now. I've taken up cycling since I retired as a fifth grade teacher, and one of my motivations to stay fit, is to ride to whichever library in our county system has an available copy of a new title I'd like to read. I stay fit, save gas, the cost of buying a book, and get a "reward" at the end of my ride. Today's ride will be a 15 mile round trip.
lyndsay from anderson, SC Anderson Public Library, 111 E 12th St, Anderson, IN 46016, USA : I'm ressearching my homes history. When it was built and what was there before the house was built.
Ken from sisters, OR Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm renewing a book
molly from olmstead, KY logan county russellville ky : I'm reserving 2 books
CeCe from Joliet, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I wanted to pay my fees but don't see the link for that anymore; I'm guessing it was removed?? but why? Library was supposed to have upgraded, removing this convenience was downgrading to me. I love being able to go online and obtain books that may not be available in person at the library. Requesting a hold and then going in just to pick it up without the hassle of having to look for it on the shelf is wonderful!!! I just wish we could interact with libraries in the city such as Woodson in Chicag,IL and a couple of the smaller suburban libraries which cater more to the African American community such as Dolton, IL and Riverdale,IL - these libraries use a different system than what is used here in Joliet, IL. With the above libraries, there is actually a folder or link which keeps track of books that I've already read and as I am an avid reader, this is most helpful. However, I must commend the staff at Joliet Public Library (main branch) they are friendly and helpful. :)
Liz from Norfolk, MA Norfolk, MA, USA : I'm trying to figure out if I can download books to my ipad. Figuring out new iPad and how to access books.
Mary Jo from Corvallis, OR Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, Oregon : I'm checking out and using/reading/watching books, tapes, DVD's, listening to books on tape. I love my card, its probably the most important card that I have in my wallet, as i have become rich with knowledge and spiritual growth from using it. I's very important to keep library's going in all communities across the country. From my hometown of Fillmore, Utah to Corvallis Oregon, I have always loved and appreciated the library. I'm checking out and using/reading/watching books, tapes, DVD's, listening to books on tape. I love my card, its probably the most important card that I have in my wallet, as i have become rich with knowledge and spiritual growth from using it. I's very important to keep library's going in all communities across the country. From my hometown of Fillmore, Utah to Corvallis Oregon, I have always loved and appreciated libraries. My first experience was as a small child, my Mom taking me into the small library of FIllmore Utah, and I got to check out books. What a world that opened up. God bless the libraries and the people who keep them.
K from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA : I'm looking for business inspiration I've recently decided to focus on what really matters in life - my family, making connections and creativity. With this change, the library is a great resource because we have a more limited budget now and I have so many questions! Plus, for the kids, checking out books frequently keeps them engaged and occupied in a healthy way so I can work.
Elvis from coos bay, OR Coos Bay, OR, USA : I'm audio-books to down load for listening at the gym.
Elaine from Tillamook, OR Library, Tillamook, Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm here to thank my county library for a technical feature in their new computer catalog. Belatedly, they have got up and running the email warning of a book's imminent due date. They were surprised when patrons complained that feature was missing in the new system. Such surprise suggests they didn't ASK patrons anything before they chose their new system. I love my librarians so I think such blindness might be useful for all beloved librarians to be aware of, in themselves, when they plan new systems. Voters recently passed an operational levy for our library's next 5 years. It was a very close vote in a very economically depressed county. But our library has become something of "the center of town" and a lively place. Closing it would have been a disaster to many of us.
Ben from Columbia City, OR St Helens, OR, USA : I'm looking for your DVD catalog Trying to look at your DVD catalog
Shel from East Bridgewater, MA East Bridgewater, MA, USA : I'm looking up other books from a new author I just read!
June from La Pine, OR La Pine, OR 97739, USA : I'm digital and library book reserve
Danielle from Pembroke, MA Center St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA : I would like to renew the second season of True Blood. I would like to renew the second season of True Blood which is due on Tuesday.
Kathi from Oregon, WI Oregon, WI public library : I'm looking for a job.
Dietrua from Braselton, GA Braselton, GA, USA : I'm trying to learn how to check out and download ebooks, but it's not working correctly for me. I'm tired--going to bed and will try again tomorrow.
Maureen from Portland, OR Rockaway Beach, OR 97136, USA : I'm trying to put a VHS series on hold. We own vacation property in Tillamook County and have used the coastal library system regularly for many years. It looks like the system has changed a bit in the last few months, so I'm hoping we can still get certain items that are not available for check out at our home library. I also use scheduled time on library computers to check my email when on vacation.
MaryMargaret from Remond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm 25394003752738
Kevin from Russellville, KY Logan County Library Russellville, KY : I'm looking for work online Access to Internet and a computer is vital to my daily job search routine (I have no Internet at home).
corlan from norwich, VT Norwich, VT, USA : asking about a pass to the Shelburne Museum. actually, i used the computer to get the phone number and then i called the library. I use the library to borrow books and DVDs, do research, hear lectures. When they don't have the book I need, they get it through ILL. Today I found out that I can get a pass to a museum in the state.
Fred from Madison, WI Astoria, OR : I'm not using the library because it's only open 4 days a week because of lack of funds. Oh well, we have several wars to pay for!
Pam from Bethlehem, GA Auburn, GA, USA : I'm renewing books that I have checked out. Going to explore the e-books! I am excited about them. I am renewing books that I have checked out. Going to explore the e-books! I am excited about them.
Debra from Terrebonne, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm Checking holds I am a staff member checking my account from home.
Faye from Birmingham, AL Eastwood Branch, Birmingham, Alabama : I'm checking out books. I read a lot and having the library makes it easier and less expensive for me. I'm retired and have less money to spend on books.
Jennifer from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath County Library, 126 S 3rd St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, USA : I'm looking on line for books. I use books for finding knitting and quilting ideas and patterns. I read for pleasure and order my books online. I search by "New Books" authors and best sellars.
mel from corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm searching for books to put on hold for future reading. I love our local library. Although we are a small town our library has a great collection of books, movies, and music. If it weren't for our local library I wouldn't have such great access to all the wonderful books I have read over the years. Unfortunately with city budget cuts our library's hours have been slashed.
John from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm going to check out a few books and a few movies, as well as return some old ones. I go to the library to check out movies to watch and books to read. I check out books and movies for their "classic" rating, as I feel I must watch/read all of the fundamentals if I ever hope to be a great critic
S from Cave Junction, OR Josephine Community Library, Cave Junction, OR : I'm accessing the internet and also going to check out some books. Also going to catch up on some local newspapers.
Sonia from Norwich, VT Norwich, VT, USA : I'm using the computer and getting books out for my Grandkids I love our library, discover new books to read, movies, audio books.
Philip from Portland, OR St Helens, OR, USA : I'm interested in donating to the library I would like to donate a new copy of the PBS series "We Shall Remain" in memory of my mother ,who was part Native American
Margaret from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm putting an e-book on hold that my book club will be reading next month: "Catherine the Great" by Massie. Where do I begin? Our library is a major factor in my quality of life, from just reading books in my interest areas, to using craft books for my hobby of wire jewelry making, to all the magazines I read for craft inspiration, and classic movies and music films from your DVD collection. I recently borrowed "The Last Waltz" after Levon Helm died, I haven't seen that film in over 30 years; that's just one example.
Paloma from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : My family rents movies and videos from the library, or from the local Rebox at 7/11. We get lots of them, especially over the summer, after my remedial courses. My best friend recommends a lot of different mangas that she has read and bought. My favorite manga writer is Hayao Miyazaki, and his peice called "Nauusica of the valley of wind". My mother is a single mother of two, a type two diabetic,and unemployed; so I stay at home alot. I once checked out over 100 different articles of media at a time, a habit which accumulated a bill of over $80; of which I now have a 3ft printed receipt taped to the back of my bedroom door. I often dreamed that with the library's books I could save as much money on college as I could receive from any grant or scholarship. Some of the coolest books that I have ever put on my holds list were found by engine searching the words "Math" or "Science". Fractals do make great and inspiring picture books, and I especially love telling my friends about them. I used to come to the library every day to access the computer for research purposes; then I'd sit down with a book or a copy of imagine magazine while I was waiting for the bus. If our local city library allowed students more time to use the computers, then I would have definitely stayed and finished more homework; especially now that the cutbacks in school hours have reduced time at school normally usable for individual study. Now that school is out this year, I really wish that I'd spent more of my sophmore year in the library; rather than giving up my time and playing games on my brother's patchwork computer.
Susan from Redmond, OR Redmond, OR 97756, USA : I'm looking for a book. The library is my church.
Ruth from Tillamook, OR Tillamook County Library, Tillamook OR 97141 : I'm placing a book on hold. It is 8:30 p.m. Friday. The library is closed. I've just finished eating dinner. Seeing the fifth book in a series of six sitting on the hutch waiting to be returned, I am reminded that I should place a hold on the next installment. I go to my computer, click on the library bookmark, the library's home page pops up. I log in to my account. I search for the book I want. I place a hold. A note lets me know that I am the first in the queue for the book. I'll soon get the book I want to read next. I used the library when I wanted to use it. I didn't need to leave home . I didn't need to drive to town.
nikholas from birmingham, AL Birmingham, AL, USA : using the to find football summer camps its a place i ned to go to find some research
Mercedes from Birmingham, AL Homewood, AL, USA, Hoover,AL USA : Of course I am, thanks to Libaries I can enjoy reading every day, and even watch a movie ones in a while. Libraries are a world of possibilities, I am an avid reader and could not imagine my life without their incredible service now. I come with a country with no access to books, Libraries are a blessing, I am a book worm, but I cannot buy mamy books, libraries have help me study for college, and have access to all the books I want, plus other material likes movies. I love our Libraries they make a diference in my life is like having access to the netire world! Please they are a priority they should have an excellent budget, the fact that the library works to get me whatever book I need and bring it to my nearest library, or that I can do research by internet,improve my English is just amazing, AMerica is great country, and having these resources that alolows citizens and foreigns to educated themselves or just enjoy the pleasure of reading is part of have become a first world country, bringingv culture, information, opportunities for all is a great way of express the ideal of the "land of the Free" how can depriven libraries of the resources they ned to keep giving us the excellente service they do, can be even Imagine? Perhaps "some people" will be benefit from spending kind of a " force vacaton" in a country with no libraries and feel what is like, access to education and reading MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE... it opens the door for creativity imagination and a thrist to learn.
Corey from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm taking advantage of one the of the greatest assets of Bend Oregon.
Aidan from Marion, MA Marion, MA, USA : I'm renewing my books
Scott from Bend, OR Bend, OR : I'm renewing DVDs I very much appreciate being able to accessthe libraries electronically to search for books, reserve books, and renew materials.
Fawn from Pendleton, OR Pendleton Public Library, Pendleton, Oregon : I'm looking for what days the library is open. I want to make plans with my two young children to make a weekly trip to the library during the summer to keep them up on word and letter recognition, and reading and enjoying books in general.
bernie from pendleton, SC anderson : I'm for public records looking for a girl that might have gotten married in the last month
Betsy from Portland, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm looking for employment! I'd love to get a job with the library there in Tillamook. Specifically, the Manzanita branch. Are they looking? I couldn't find anything on employment on the website :(
Faith from Philomath, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, OR : I'm looking for details of a mini-lecture series my library offers each summer, "The World of Ideas." One of my earliest memories is of sitting in the tiny children's section of a public library. About all it amounted to were 3 little chairs lined up in front of some low shelves, and my mother often took me and my 2 sisters there to read. Later, when the library expanded, it labeled the children's shelves according to grade level. "You ignore those!" my mother said indignantly. "You can read anything you want!" I can still remember the heady feeling of being able to have anything. Later, the information and literature available in libraries helped me come out as a lesbian and survive my teenage years---and god bless the neutral attitude the librarians adopted when they checked out those books to me! Now, whenever I walk into my library or visit its webpage, I still get the old feelings of freedom and possibility. My choice to move to Corvallis was influenced by the fact that its library has a sterling reputation for cities of its size. I don't just enjoy books, I NEED them!
Lucy from Eufaula, AL Birmingham Public Library Birmingham, AL , USA : I'm downloading e-books The library is an integral part in my community. We use the library to find our information on many different subjects. We look up recipes and art/drawing and we even learn different languages from the disks and book sets. We love the library and hope that it remains for years to come so that my children and my grandchildren can enjoy the benefits of the library.
KAT from joliet, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I'm looking for kindle books
Suzanne from Hood River, OR Hood River, OR 97031, USA : I'm renewing books I use the library now and then but have trouble on your site finding renewing books.
Melissa from Joliet, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I'm looking for interesting fiction audiobooks to listen to! I practically grew up in a small-town library, and I've never lost my fondness for picking up a new book and finding out what might be in it! I'm also a writer, so I'm at the library regularly to write and do research, but most of my visits are for fun - adult and teen fantasy, fiction, and horror, in regular book format and on audio (CDs). :)
A from Galesburg, IL Galesburg, IL, USA : I visited my local public library to find an article in a small, local newspaper. Invaluable!
Rob from Galesburg, IL Galesburg Public Library, 40 E Simmons St, Galesburg, IL 61401, USA : I borrow books, videos and music CDs. I tend to make small financial gifts from time to time because I don't return those items on time. I've used the Internet connection and copier and microfilm. I've slept in the chairs, read periodicals, people-watched and even done my job (in the form of conducting Street Talk interviews). I usually access the library in person. I am not there at this moment.
amber from corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I have at least 72 books checked out at the library and I'm using the books to learn Japanese. (speaking and writing) I am very happy to have a library near me. I can use its resources to do so many things. I especially love its supply of manga (japanese graphic novels)
melvin from prineville, OR crook county library : filinginoregon.com business name
GEORGIA from PRINEVILLE, OR Crook, OR, USA : I'm looking for audio books. i'm loosing my sight. hard for a book lover. I'M LOST WITHOUT A LIBRARY AND BOOKS. OUR LIBRARY HERE IN PRINEVILLE IS RATHER SMALL IN AREA BUT BIG ON INFORMATION AND HELP.
Beverly from Bend, OR Deschutes ,Bend, OR : I'm Beverly Furlott
Evan from Fort Wayne, IN Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, USA : Nancy Kranich, former ALA president, suggested I go to this site for help identifying individuals in Indiana who would be interested in attending a conference we are organizing for the Indiana Library Federation in which journalists and librarians would come together to talk about their common values, challenges and agendas and how they may work together in this new media environment. Any help you can provide in finding potentially interested journalists or librarians would be appreciated. I am a librarian in the Business, Science and Technology Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN. I also am the chairman of the Indiana Library Federation's Intellectual Freedom Committee, from which platform I am working on the conference referenced above.
Deborah from Winder, GA Jefferson, GA, USA : I'm a teacher tutoring a student and administering a test. Great place to study, bring children, find dvds, magazines, newspapers, cds, and books! It is wonderful that we can now access free Ebooks!
KEITH from BIRMINGHAM, AL Pinson, AL, USA : I'm WORKING
Mary from Tillamook, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm renewing books that are due, and checking for availibility of new books to check out. We have a beautiful new library with a vast array of titles for checkout. I visit the library weekly, and check out alot of books as I live alone and read 1 book or more a day. Books keep me sane. They broaden my knowledge, whether it be non or fiction books. I volunteer in the library Bookstore, and have volunteered at the libary in every town I have lived in. Libraries are a necessary part of everyone's life who wants to expand their knowledge at a low or no price, and want to feel fulfilled in life. Our library is a big asset to our community.
Lorra from Birmingham, AL Trussville, AL, USA : I am trying to figure out how to "borrow" ebooks for my Kindle from the library. I also looked up the information about the summer reading programs for my 2 kids. I am a teacher so I usually use the school library which can request books from other libraries if needed. in the summer, however, I need to go to the public library because my school isn't loaning books at that time. :-)
Sandra from Bend, OR bend, oregon : I'm searching for books for my kindle! Don't know what we'd do without a Library!!!
Sharon from Saaugus, MA Hanover : I'm searching family My grandfather stetson I am searching on my grandfather s brother who died in 1920 in Hanover area
Judy from Birmingham, AL Eastwood, Birmingham, AL, USA : I receive your newsletter by email. I grew up using the East Lake library and walking home with a stack of books often. I want that opportunity to continue for my 14 grandchildren who live in and around the Bham. area and use 4 libraries. I'm very dismayed over projected cuts since my husband and I have 14 grandchildren who regularly use libraries in Mtn. Brook, Vestavia, Irondale and Trussville. Nothing online can substitute scanning shelves of books and handling books;not to mention programs and other services. One of our daughters serves on the board of her local library. We have signed up to give a monthly sum to the Library system.
Judy from Birmingham, AL Gardendale and Fultondale : I currently enjoy e-books. My grandson participates in Summer Reading and others check books out to read. I am on kidney dialysis and walking is difficult, so I enjoy th e-books.
Vanessa from Warrior, AL Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA : I'm using it for research, especially on my new hobby of learning about Economics. Also I use it to find research material. It has provided me with different views to soak in and the fiction section always keeps me entertained. It has always been the supplemental information to my schooling in college. It has been a great research source. I would travel 20 miles to be able to choose half a dozen books to read during my high school years.
DeeAnn from Lyle, WA The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, The Dalles, Oregon : I'm looking for movies. I use the Library online constantly for audio books and now movies. I don't read as easily as I used to as my eyes are not as good as they used to be. I love my Library :) I even pay to be a member, as I live in WA.
Dee from Lebanon, OR Lebanon, OR 97355, USA : I'm looking for season one of Sherlock (BBC) I use the library to further personal interests, as I can't afford to get all the books/videos/etc. that I want to read/view.
Melanie from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, OR : I'm searching my library database, accessing my account and reviewing upcoming lectures and workshops. Libraries are extremely important for the free sharing of information, to support a democratic society, for research and to foster human connections between people. Communities thrive when their library is strong and vital.
Mark from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro Main Library, Hillsboro, OR : I'm looking to see if books are in I ordered book and checked to see if they were in
Bethany from Tillamook, OR Tillamook : I'm finding information for my school report. Information that I can't find online I find at the library.
Claudia from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA : I'm renewing some CDs I treasure our library. Grew up in Chicago, going to the old downtown library that is now the Cultural Center. My children have had library cards since they were little - we'd go once a week after school, and I often took my neighbor's children along as well. I cannot imagine a village or city without a library. I love holding books, and having the opportunity to check out DVDs, CDs, and other media as well.
Kyle from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA : I'm looking for a summer reading book. The library helps with school work.
Tam from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream Public Library, Carol Stream, IL : I'm Looking for books for research on asteroids for writing a book. Libraries are very important to the typical student. A sanctuary to study, read, research, or just hang out.
Corrie from Lebanon, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : My family is looking to move to North Albany,in Benton County, Oregon. Currently we live in Linn County. Linn County has no county library system. We did buy a library card in the Lebanon, Oregon library for a while, but it wasn't worth it. We were used to living in a county with a library system (Washington County, Oregon). I'm very excited about having access to a county wide library system again!! I love to read and so do my kids, ages 16 and 14. See above. We aren't members yet, but will be soon. I have always been a reader and a big user of libraries until we moved to Lebanon, OR. The general population has voted down a county wide library system several times. Pretty disappointing. Benton County is home to Oregon State University in Corvallis. While Lebanon and Corvallis are only about 20 miles apart, they are about 100 years apart in social issues. Sad.
Christina from Albany, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm checking out books from pleasure reading and learning. I also like to look at books before purchasing them. And cook books are especially handy. When I'm retired and have more time I would love to spend time browsing books of all subjects.
Barbara from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm a volunteer and, with rare exceptions, I only read books from the library rather than buying books from a book store. Our library is a very important resource for non-fiction as well as the occasional fiction that I read.
beth from tillamook, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm using the library to find information for a report on Japan. I'm able to find resources and supplies that help me get my home work done.I also enjoy the library for access to books that I otherwise wouldn't have been able to get.
Pamela from LaPine, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm looking up a book to see if it is available. The Library has always been an important part of my life. When I was a child, it was a privilege to go to the library. I have always loved to read. I, in turn, took my children to the library when they were little tots and they also are avid readers.
Marci from Tillamook, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm checking out our new library system that just rolled over May 15 - and my new Library card :) In person this morning to get my new library card :) Now at home online putting some books on hold. Love the books on CD especially - for housework, sewing, and scrapbooking times :) Keeps me going! Also love Library to Go for my Kindle Fire ! Love the MOBILITY of my library!
Sharon from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA : I'm looking for a book that my science book club is reading This is a book I probably wouldn't read again, but my science book club is reading it. Since I am an ASU employee, I can check things out of the library. The book is located on a different campus (there are 4 campuses, and even more libraries) so I requested it to be sent to the campus where I work.
stephanie from corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm browsing with my laptop to check out audiobooks directly onto my computer. I will soon have a Kindle Fire and plan to do it with that in the near future. With my computer I can listen to audiobooks at work without carrying anything back and forth or risking any late fees. I can even check out new things wherever I am. I also read e-books. I would be dying of intellectual thirst without the library.
Cherie from Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton Beach, NY : I'm downloading an epub book for my nook. Was at library yesterday for a printed book. My whole family uses the library regularly. We all read every day. Our 8 yr old granddaughter reads well, but not as often as the rest of us, (I suspect her Mom doesn't enjoy reading as much as our son does) but our daughter's 5 yr old daughter - just learning to read, LOVES to read - like her Mom. So we feel that setting the right example is sooo important. We have taken both our children and now our granddaughters to the library frequently, since before they could even read. We also use the library's other offerings - My husband and I have both taken the 3hr drivers class through the library and I have taken art classes there as well. When I worked for the census bureau in 2010 I even met there with my group of census takers. They were very accommodating. I have used their "geek squad" service as well. We also buy a lot of books and donate them to the library after we have all read them.
Joel from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm browsing the online catalog, placing holds on books already checked out and writing down call numbers for books I could go pick up today. Browsing the library in person is a joy I've pretty much given up with a toddler in tow. We go to the library often for the children's storytime activities, but it's more difficult to browse and do research in person with kids. When I hear about a book on the radio that I want to read, I almost hope that it's currently checked out at the library. By placing a hold online, I get an email later when it's available to pick up, held on a special shelf that my son and I can pretend is just for us. It's a great feeling when my phone buzzes with an email from the library, "Your hold is ready!". Sometimes I've forgotten what I've requested, so I get a pleasant surprise at the library when we find what's waiting for us.
Lori from Brookings, OR Brookings, OR, USA : I'm putting books on hold and loving it!
Juli from South Elgin, IL Carol Stream, IL : I'm looking for a job I'm trying to determine whether there are any jobs available at the library but having no success in finding that information for this library, although it was quite easy and direct with other libraries I've visited online.
Mary from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University - Tempe Campus, 699 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm checking on intersession hours. I have a book awaiting pickup (called from the West Campus); need to know the hours while classes are not in session.
Kenya from Tucson, AZ Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Tucson, AZ : I'm Kenya, and my daughter and I came to our downtown library yesterday. She read the latest edition of American Girl magazine, used the free computer to check out her favorite shows on DisneyChannel.com. We came to the library to hang out before heading to the folk festival in downtown Tucson. I work at the library now, and my daughter and I visit the library together a lot to get a stack of books, DVDs and CDs. My daughter chose to come to the library yesterday rather than going shopping. She's 7 years old.
Polly from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm looking for a ALIAS Season 1 on dvd I check the library site often for new audiobooks for my iPOD and all the latest recommendations in printed form from sources like "Bookmarks" magazine, the Sunday paper, Costco Magazine etc. I usually just reserve what I want, then pick it up days or weeks later when it's available.
Cris from Port Townsend, WA Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St, Port Townsend, WA 98368, USA : I'm checking out books by the Teen Community Read author Pete Hautman and the dvd Warhorse.
Lisa from norwich, VT Norwich, VT, USA : I'm finding out the time and place of a program using the web site.
shirley from la grande, OR La Grande, OR 97850, USA : I'm looking for books to read on my kindle fire i want to read books on my Kindle Fire
Beverly from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Oregon : I'm reserving a book
Shawn from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm On my iPad while at the tire store
Gina from Coarsegold, CA Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm hoping to find some time on a computer and print some internet research with my grand daughter. I have been using public libraries more than 50 years, since 2nd grade when I learned to read. Libraries are sacred to me! I have always considered the library to be a central resource for the public. I always feel at home in a library and love to visit libraries wherever we travel. I am in Oregon visiting grand children and will enjoy working on a project with my grand daughter in the Corvallis Benton County branch.
Mark from Sumpter, OR Baker City, OR 97814, USA : I'm browsing the Historical Photo Archive! The Baker County Library Digital Photo Archive is so full of historical photos and so well maintained....it is a pleasure to search for historic photos anytime!
Katherine from Beaverton, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm using computer to print out letters for a community donation drive. Libraries are so vital to our community. If we did not have access to knowledge it would be detrimental to our society. I have been saved by the library here as I needed flyers and the library had prints for ten cents! There are music dvd's and movies, and lots of How to's. I am so involved with library it makes me sing.....
Rolando from Port Orford, OR Port Orford, OR, USA : I'm researching history of the evolution and development of presidential activity and policy concerning military, industrial, and national and international concerns. Our Port Orford Public Library is a center of community life and learning. There is excellent support and aid from the mostly volunteer staff. Patrons are also great social and intellectual companions.
Caryl from Joliet, IL Black Rd, Joliet, IL, USA : I'm trying to put a book on hold! Our Library helps me to find books to read to students, I work with, books for me to read w/ my Book Club, as well as general research on varieties of genre!
Andrew from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA Deschutes Public Library : I'm Online trying to find a book A child called it by Dave Pelzer
Gisela from Lawrenceburg, KY Kentucky, USA : I'm I am searching for downloadable audio books that I can listen to during my commute to work and while I perform house chores. I average about 4 books per week and the elibrary is very convenient when you work full time. Life in our society put great demands on time management and audio books means that I don't have to give up "reading". The public library in my community is invaluable. It is always very busy and librarians and staff are always friendly and helpful. They are a great resource in addition to making the latest and greates books available to the community. Reading has always been an important part of my life and it is very comforting to know that even in a rural community we are not lacking.
Honey from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream Public Library, Carol Stream, IL : I'm looking for good books and I am here to have a time to finish my homework :) I love Libraries because they are always helpful. Instead of spending money on buying books, I can just come to my library and check out as many books as I want. Also, I can check out DVDs, CDs, etc. Plus, I can come here to finish my homework and use a computer. The best part is, librariens are super nice to me and other people. They are always there to help us with whatever we need help with. :)
J from Kansas City, MO mid-continent public library, red bridge, kansas city, MO : I'm off campus Love Libraries
Juanita from continental divide, NM Hayden Library, Tempe Arizona : I'm trying to locate a set of survey questions for barriers and encounters of female administrators to eliminate time of reinventing the wheel. I'm looking for Already made survey questions for barriers and encounters of female administrators for my dissertation.
Rosalind from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, Bend OR : I'm checking on a request Deschutes Public Library now has 2 sites in Bend, OR - one downtown and one on the East side, where I live. I have requested one book and one CD online and check online to see when it's available for pickup. I also get a telephone call when an item I want is available.
cyndi from Houston, TX University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058, USA : I'm looking for information for my graduate project on the history of soul food. I need information on the history of soul food for my research project.
Shannon from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library. Bend, OR. : I'm Attending a seminar on the progression of women in society during the 1930's Simply put; the library is my access to the world of knowledge.
K from Hood River, OR Hood River, OR 97031, USA : I'm renewing an audiobook
Maude from Norwich, VT Norwich, VT, USA : I'm using the wi-fi and getting some books of short stories Our Internet reception is at best crude in the hills out of town. Then there are the books that I no longer have room for--the library has more shelving that I do!
Annis from Bend, OR online Deschutes County Lib, Bend, OR : I'm checking to see if any of my reserve requests are ready to be picked up. same as last time: i love our library and its online access.
Stephanie from Bend, OR Oregon, USA : I'm checking to see if the books I've requested are in. I treat the library as an extension of my oown personal book collection. Was brought up in a library visiting family and have continued that practice into adulthood and with my daughter.
Holly from Tempe, AZ Arizona State University: Libraries, Arizona State University - Tempe Campus, 300 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm writing an essay.
Sandra from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University - Tempe Campus, 699 S Mill Avenue # 395, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm doing a literature search for a work related project.
Karen from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm at home but going to the library later, returning books and looking at what's new. The library is a very important part of my life. I am there several times a week for books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. I volunteer shelving holds once a week. Our library is well supported and is the true center of our community; we have youth there after school, young kids for all kinds of activities, talks, community events, internet use for all types of research.
Regan from Bend, OR Sunriver, OR 97707, USA : I'm ordering dvds
kaiara from sisters, OR deschutes county library, sisters oregon : I'm looking at my account to see if the book I have requested/on hold is coming soon. I just finished the first in a series of three books and am looking forward to the next one. Our family uses our local library system often. We love how we can get books in from numerous branches, and so quickly, usually. I read books that I find through The Book Pages, a publication offered free of charge,through our library. My middle school age son uses the computers and reads many novels and magazines as well. We also view a lot of fine arts, which the library puts on display. Our branch is like an art gallery, changing exhibits monthly. Sometimes, in winter, I read in the library reading area where there is a gas fireplace and the windows look out on a natural area with snow.
Myia from Tempe, AZ Daniel E Noble Science and Engineering Library, Arizona State University - Tempe Campus, 601 East Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA : I'm trying to find information on the proton exchange membrane at Noble Library at ASU I need to find information of the proton exchange membrane for a lab report
Laurel from Scottsdale, AZ Arizona State University: Libraries, Arizona State University - Tempe Campus, 300 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm looking for a Journal that meets the criteria for a experiment for my sociology of deviance class.
Liz from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA : I'm checking my account online My public library has been the start of many friendships, source of books and DVD's and a sense of community.
Sylvia from Birmingham, AL Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA : I'm looking for a fine forgiveness coupon and ordering DVDs. I have an overdue fine of 60 cents on my record. I strive to have a spotless, crystal clean, unadulterated record. Since I don't have cable TV, I entertain myself with text and audio books. I also request DVDs from the library for FREE instead of renting them.
Stanley from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : I'm putting in requests for some recent books I read fiction, several books a week,and the library is my primary source.
Carol from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University: Libraries, Arizona State University - Tempe Campus, 300 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm looking for materials for a paper I have to write I have an important paper due in a few days. I'm trying to access an e-book because all of the physical copies are unavailable. I'm researching the difference between documentary and ethnography in nonfiction work. I'm graduating in a couple of weeks if I can finish two more papers!
Annis from Bend, OR Deschutes County Library, Bend, OR 97701 : I'm looking for a specific book online, then will reserve or request the library purchase it. I rely on our online library for most of my reading needs/desires and so appreciate how we can reserve online, or request a purchase and then go pick 'it' up off the reserve shelf for check-out. We, the library district, was SO wise to get a taxing district years ago so we aren't now dependent on county budget. I say we though I am connected 'only' as a library user. The library almost always purchases my requests, often these are of a religious, progressive nature. The shelves are full enough of the more traditional points of view.
GEORGIA from PRINEVILLE, OR Prineville, OR 97754, USA : I'm looking for central oregon history I'M RETIRED AND SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE. I DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE WHOLE TIME PULLING WEEDS ON MY YARD THIS YEAR. LIFE'S GETTING TO SHORT! ENJOY IT WHILE I CAN!!
Sharon from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, Bend OR : I'm using the online service My husband and I are total library junkies. We often are reading three books at a time. For me I have been using the public libraries since grade school and growing up in Portland Oregon. On my way home from the library during the summer months I would stop under a tree about half way home and begin my "new" book. Fond memories.
Serenity from Tigard, OR beaverton city library : I'm unable to get the patron account page to load. Tried several dozen times on three separate browsers and two computers. Very disappointing, as I am leaving town tomorrow and now won't know if I can pick up a book on the way.
Pam from Sisters, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm searching for a new book This is a very user friendly library. It is small but has a good circulation from other branches. We use it both on line and because of gas prices have begun to also access it by computer and ebooks.
tonya from birmingham, AL smithfield,al : I'm here in person. the library helps with much needed information.
Melissa from Joliet, IL Joliet Public Library Black Road Branch, Joliet, IL : I'm looking for good audio books, and checking to see how much my overdue-book fine is. Audiobooks help my long commute fly by, but they are very expensive to buy on your own. I love that I can borrow a huge selection of audiobooks from the library.
Rebecca from Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ, USA : I'm using refworks
Mary from Winfield, AL Birminghan, Al. public Library : I'm checking for the 1940 census. Searching genelogy family History.
Alicia from Bradenton, FL State College of Florida Libraries, 5840 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207 : I'm looking for ebooks for my ipad from the library's free access page.
Dr from San Diego, CA San Diego Central Library, 820 E St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA : I'm at the Library, working. I work at this library.
Donna K. from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm preparing for the class I'm going to teach about Raymond Carver. I teach classes to Senior Citizens. I use the library for preparing to teach senior citizens about Raymond Carver's short fiction. I also volunteer here with the assistant librarian to stage monthly readings by local authors. Astoria, OR, is the oldest permanent, white city west of the Mississippi. We just celebrated our city's 200th birthday. We are also proud that this area is the wintering-over place for the Lewis and Clark Expedition--over 200 years ago. Our library is a very important place in Astoria. We need to build a new library, as the present one is too small and has some other problems. If the economy ever booms again, perhaps the citizens will sanction the kind of library our town deserves.
Susan from Port Hadlock, WA Harrisburg IL public library. : I'm Susan, Port Hadlock WA. I have genealogy information that I would like to contribute to the Harrisburg IL library. I've done genealogy research for 13 years and have used many libraries in many states to help me find the facts I needed. Libraries have been invaluable. Librarians are always the best source for informaton.
Bryna from Turners Falls, MA Greenfield, MA : I'm looking for a copy of the book, It's Your Ship, for a student who can't find it. I am surprised students are required to read a book that has to do with management in the military, but I don't know much about the book.
Karen from Manzanita, OR Tillamoo : I want to search federal census 1930 for my ancestors I am doing family history research online.
donna from bellefontaine, OH logan county : I'm donna calvino
Stacey from Portland, OR Portland, OR, USA : I'm trying to find a branch outside of usual home branch. (Across town). Very important asset, I teach community college and prepare my classes with materials I access from the library system.
Janice from Bend, OR Deschutes : I'm looking for a particular book
Hannah from Scottsdale, AZ Arizona State University: Libraries, Arizona State University, 300 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm using it as a quiet and academically stimulating place to study. I'm especially grateful for ASU's extended hours during the week and I wish they still had them on weekends, when I most need them. Because of my roommates, if it weren't for ASU's Hayden Library, I would never be able to study. It's perfect - places to group study, places to study in complete silence, and best of all - long hours. I'm here all the time, especially during the night, when I get the most done. I also appreciate the subscriptions to OED and other online resources.
Taylor from Mesa, AZ Arizona State University, 2 Matthew Center, Tempe, AZ 85287-0001, USA : I'm finding out how to create a works cited page The library is my life being a commuter student from the east valley. I spend multiple hours at Hayden studying, researching material, and working on multiple projects.
Rita from Hoschton, GA Hoschton, GA : I'm looking at ebooks for my kindle for the first time! I'm very excited. I used to check out 5-10 books weekly. I got a kindle when they first came out, so I stopped going to the library. Now that we can borrow ebooks, I want to start.
Anna from Lawrenceburg, KY Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, USA : I'm here to download Overdrive on my Kindle! I heard you can rent books for free, and just had to try it! I love to read, and bought a kindle to help reduce the amount of trees used to manufacture books. I thought the prices were a little steep to download, and told a friend as much. She recommended downloading Overdrive, a multi-county rental system, that's FREE!!!
Roxane from International Falls, AB International Falls, MN, USA : I'm going there
Bill from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm trying to find Library to go to. I'm trying to download books to my computer, I'm disabled and 70 years old and it's not always convenient to physically go.
Laura from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm going on-line to use the Library To Go feature to search for audiobooks to download to Overdrive media and my Kindle App. I love to read/listen to audiobooks, Kindle and epub books. I do not have a car, so being able to download books from my Library To Go branch is a real boon to me. I do a lot of hand sewing/textile art at home, now that I am retired and I really like to listen to audiobooks while doing this. I have a MAC computer and hope that more popular writers will be offered on MP3 format. I also live on a limited income, and live in a very small apartment, so library books are the best way for me to read and enjoy.
Chris from Attleboro, MA Attleboro, MA, USA : I'm giving up on Attleboro library since they're being such total jerks about the farmer's market ATtleboro public library are being total intransigent jerks about a farmer's market using their parking lot over the summer thaT I'M GOING TO STOP PATRONIZING THE PLACE
Barb from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm looking at what I still have out before I have to pay a fine.
Madelaine from Marion, MA Elizabeth Taber Library, Marion, MA : My mother (soon to be 89)is an avid reader (a book a day). She can only read LARGE PRINT. I find all her books through the SAILS library network. Thank goodness there is an ample supply of L-T books available! She might live to be 100! As a library clerk, I hear many happy stories from patrons who love their books...keep in mind, some of these patrons are in their later years of life...others are barely able to peer over the desk to see me (they are 4 or 5 years old!) Regardless of their age, when someone loves a book or when a books speaks to them, they are changed - enlivened, if you will. Their lives have been enhanced. It is such a great thing to see this in their faces and to hear their stories. Regardless of the form of the word (whether e or paper), that happiness can be summed up in one word...READ. Thank you!
Sue from Harrisburg, IL Harrisburg Public Library-Harrisburg, IL. : I'm downloading an e-book I love to read. Preferably historical fiction but my Dad always said I'd read the Sears catalogue if nothing else was available.
KM from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330-4722, USA : I'm finding books to teach my preschooler to read. I love our library! I've been going there more than 20 years and now I take my kids. It's changed over time but it's still pretty awesome. I wish it stayed open a little longer some days, but all in all it's pretty good.
Alan from Sunriver, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm accessing the library remotely, through a computer.
Lisa from norwich, VT Norwich Public Library, Norwich, VT, USA : I'm using their web page to find information about local programs
Linda from Birmingham, AL Birmingham, AL, USA : I'm reading a movie review. The libraries in our area are without doubt some of the finest anywhere. My daughter, 1 year old granddaughter and I visit a library at least twice a week for books, movies and play time.
sarah from elkton, KY Logan, KY, USA : I'm looking for a book
colleen from joliet, IL Joliet Public Library: Main Location, 150 N Ottawa, Joliet, IL 60432, USA : I'm always looking for something new to read for my children and me. I am a huge supporter of literacy and reading. Libraries have gotten me through some difficult times in my life. Job searching on the computer, books and resources to inspire me when I have not had the finances for much of anything. A lifeline to one in need. The value of libraries is unable to be expressed in standard terms, as it goes so very far beyond any measurable term.
Jeanne from Portland, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm looking for a copy of Buddha in the Attic. jrobbana@hotmail.com I spend half my time in Portland, Oregon, where I live near a branch of the wonderful (literally full of wonders) Multnomah County Library. I spend most of the other half of my life at the north Oregon coast, where I use both the Seaside and Astoria public libraries. Having access to a library is a quality of life issue for me. I could never afford all the books, recorded books, music and movies that enrich and entertain me. And then there are the programs and events the library offers. Libraries are a great example of government doing good for its people. A good life without a good library is to me inconceivable.
Jeanette from Pendleton, OR Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm here to renew and research use of Kindle software.
Sidonna from signal mountain, TN Brookings, OR, USA : I'm interested in moving to the area. My first library was one in a home. The lady devoted a room on the side of her home and we went regularly. I imagine I was five years old. I have used the library weekly ever since that time: reading, research and browsing the shelves.
Jennifer from springfield, MO Springfield, MO, USA : I'm using Novelist for book reviews. Working on book reviews for a graduate course.
Deborah from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : I'm looking up events for kids that the library puts on. I have been bringing my child to the library since she was an infant. She's an avid reader and loves going to the library.
Dorianne from Beaverton, OR Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005-2883, USA : I'm looking for available e-books to borrow onto my e-reader I have access to the Beaverton Library as well as the Multnomah County Library. I use both libraries to borrow books, conduct research in journals, download free music and, now that I have an e-reader, to borrow electronic books. Both libraries are such a valuable resource for the Portland Metro area - I don't know what we would do without them!
wintress from bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm searching the catalog for potential check-outs when i hear of a book i'd like to read, i look it up at my local library. i make use of the request/hold service quite a bit.
Carolyn from Irrigon, OR Oregon Trail Library District, Irrigon Or. : I'm listening to a audio book. Also reserved a book online.
Jamie from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro Public Library - Shute Park Branch, 775 SE 10th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA : I'm putting books in reserve - it is like a queue of books. I read lots of books and when I get suggestions from people I sit down and reserve them. When they come in, I don't have to search for them. It is similar to Netflix except the books aren't mailed to me.
Richard from Pendleton, OR Pendleton, OR : I'm using the computer The library computer helps me keep in contact with friends all over the world.
Samantha from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330-4722, USA : I'm researching books and journals for 3 college papers, as well as looking for great books to read on my personal time I just moved to Corvallis and I have never had access to a library outside of a college campus before. I must say that I really enjoy using the library to borrow books and dvds. I am an avid reader and it's a lot more cost-effective for me to borrow the books I want to read instead of spending my usual hundreds of dollars a month on Amazon.com. It's also convenient to find my peer reviewed sources and magazines/periodicals/journals for my online courses that I am taking from a school in PA. It's very nice to finally have access to a library that has everything I need for professional, personal, and educational needs all in one location.
Ashleigh from Forest Grove, OR Forest Grove, OR, USA : I'm looking for a job Ever since I was a child, I have felt at peace in libraries. Now that I've graduated college with an English degree, I would like to start working toward getting a Master's in Library Science; however, degrees are expensive. While I spent the last school year's work-study in the circulation department of my university's library, I would really love to work in just about any department.
Sarita from JOliet, IL Joliet, IL : I'm looking up kid event. I love to read. My library is friendly and close
Barb from Bend, OR Deschutes Public Library, OR, USA Bend downtown branch : I'm checking my books to see which are due. I've paid so much in library over-due fees, that my husband told people that I was the main contributor to the new library building. I appreciate being able to look on-line so I can see which items to hustle back!
Daniel from Redmond, OR Deschutes Public Library, Redmond, O : I'm downloading audiobooks. I'm a huge user of audiobooks. I commute by bicycle, 45 minutes each way, and also do endurance sports. Couldn't do either one without the incredible audiobooks that I get from the library.
Edith from Lebanon/Albany, OR Lebanon, OR 97355, USA : I'm not because I can't afford the fee. I do not live inside the city limits of Lebanon or Albany Oregon, and I can't afford the fee that is charged.
Bridget from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm putting books on hold and picking them up when they come in. I love the library and when I have time, I go in to browse. Mostly, though, I find great books I want to read, put them on hold, and pick them up when they're ready.
Katherine from Silverton, OR Silverton, OR 97381, USA : I'm trying to return books to library2go i frequent the library because i read a lot of books. also listen to audio books. i recently bought a kindle but it seems books are less accessible rather than more. i will continue to get books from the library as long as i can get there.
Andy from Winder, GA Winder, GA, USA : I'm looking for DVD titles and audio books. I saw the library's calendar and I was interested in some of the events. I want to use Audio books and watch some movie titles. I like to use the resources we have already paid for instead of buying them.
Kate from Burns, OR Harney County Library, Burns, Oregon : I'm looking for a book that I've been wanting to read, so I can order it through inter-library loan.
Faye from Granbury, TX Granbury, TX, USA : I'm searching for books looking for Ann Rule Hearts full of lies.
Anne from Bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm accessing my on line library to download a new read for my kindle. the library is my favorite place to visit. and now I can do it through the conveniene of my laptop. I do miss the smell of books though.
Max from Bend, OR Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701, USA : I'm Max Beason visiting Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon 97701 I'm looking for "The Mullendore Murder Case" book published by Warner Books.
D from Sunriver, OR Deschutes, OR, USA : I'm rechecking items out When my computer was unavailable,I have found employment by accessing the library's computers. My spirituality and intellect has been nurtured by the books I am able to borrow. My belief is that Libraries are a necessary cornerstone to a free and uncensored society.
Tina from birmingham, AL birmingham, birmigham, alabama : I'm at birmingham public library, bham, al trying to get home to 2319 grayson valley drive, bham, al on 5/6/96 I was hit by a west bound north fork southern trail at 10:32pm
alice from corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm just doing a bit of a search. I visit the pubic library at least bi-weekly. I listen to books on tape hours everyday without the library I would go bonkers.
Jane from South Beach, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm checking my account online and renewing materials. I have two books that I just remembered were due yesterday and I went online to renew them. I also checked and found out that one of the new books I requested is on the hold shelf, so when I go to the library tomorrow--some 50 miles from where I live--I can be sure to check it out.
Aline from Winder, GA Auburn, GA, USA : I'm looking for easy reading,books, by Georgette Livingston, Bob Newhart, Betty White and Ellen DeGeneres. I also check out books on CD, to enjoy while I drive on long trips. I would like some of the books on CD to be comedies and a bit shorter. Books are commercial free, and I always love to learn new words and look at life thru some one else's eyes.
Kathy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm checking the collection, putting books on hold, requesting interlibrary loans, etc. I am doing this remotely, as the library is closed today, as it is all Sundays. I read two to four books a week, mainly nonfiction, as I keep learning about all sorts of things. The library helps me find new authors, ideas, and make connections between very diverse concepts.
Noreen from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm looking up e-books online for my own personal reading. I have always loved libraries, but didn't understand the importance of them for the communities there in until I started volunteering nearly 2-years ago. I volunteer in the children's section, so I've helped with programs that are set up to support kids who aren't confident in their reading. I've also seen how the programs my library provides for teens can create a safe space for them relax and have fun. I also learned about the free tax assistance that are provided at our library from people who are using them. I've also met adults who need the free internet access that our library provides so they can look for work. I can't imagine living in a community without a library. It's a resource that is invaluable and it breaks my heart when I hear about some small towns in Oregon that have had to close their library because of a lack of funds. Libraries are just as important as police and fire services to a community's well-being. They are a resource that community members can and do use on a weekly and daily basis.
L from Bend, OR Bend Oregon : I'm reserving books for pick up I used to spend a lot of money at bookstores (and read less) until it dawned on my to use the library. With the ability to reserve books through the online system and check them out quickly at the library I'm able to use the library quickly and efficiently which adds to the enjoyment of getting the books I want to read.
Janice from La Pine, OR Deschutes County Library, La Pine, Oregon : I'm online
Dawn from Harper Woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA : I'm researching a paper on SARAH BARTMAN I use the library for research. I am able to take my 6 year old daughter with me, and she uses all of the children's resources.
Aaron from Yachats, OR Waldport, OR, USA : Learning how to use the Library online, this is my first time.
Isaac from columbus, WI Columbus, WI 53925, USA columbus public library : I'm doing my homework and playing on the computer
Barbara from Harrisburg, IL Harrisburg, IL, USA : I'm wanting my e-mail I came to the Library today to check my messages on Hotmail.
Elizabeth from Turners Falls, MA Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301-3305, USA : I'm checking the catalog for a novel I want to read. I love libraries! Not only do I find materials that I might not want to (or be able to buy)but I love being surrounded by books and other materials that help people learn and live. Free public libraries are one of Western civilizations proudest accomplishments.
Steve from beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm looking for information about converting public libraries into hackerspaces Make magazine had an excellent article about the movement to add machine tools and rapid prototyping equipment to public libraries. I am researching what it would take to actually get this done, and trying to find out who to talk to about suggesting it to my local library.
Mike from Hanover, NH Frances C Richmond Middle Schl, 63 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH 03755-1205, USA : I'm reading the newspaper. Terrific 21st century media center and resource for students and staff.
Aj from Harper Woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA : I'm looking for if there unlimit for teens on books Well,i feel like there no unlimits for me
Cladia from Scottsdale, AZ Hayden Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm looking for a film
gloria from birmingham, AL birminghamalabama : i found myself atthe library.....itwas asecond home forme.... iwassexualabuseinmyfamily but the library was a safeplace for meto goto....
Marquita from Harper Woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA : I'm Looking for a book that was recommended by my pastor.
Amy from Falls City, OR Falls City, OR, USA : I'm researching for more information on garden pests.
MaryEllen from Madison, WI Madison, WI 53719, USA : researching the 1886 Colonial and Indian Exhibition as background to a biography of a 19th century British artist The egalitarian library-access revolution that proceeds from digital ebooks and the internet is making research possible despite distances. My work is a case in point. I have used sources from the National Library of Australia, Library and Archives Canada, the National Archives of the UK, the London Archives, the Manitoba Archives, the Hudson's Bay Co Archives in Winnipeg---and ASU just happens to have a copy of the Art Journal supplement on the Colonial and Indian Exhibition. While a good bit of travel has been involved, I have been able to read an impressive amount online and have found library catalogs worldwide--not to mention Worldcat---to be modern blessings. Should I say miracles?
Candace from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm using our library to rent books and music CD's. Our library is a tremendous resource to the community. I have used it for pleasure reading, research through graduate school and for the AMAZING children's section when my child was young. I also refer many clients (I am a therapist) to the library.
Katie from Mt. Olive, AL Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA : I'm serving patrons. I am a Librarian at the Birmingham Public Library. Today I have been helping various patrons including helping them to find books, log on to a computer, or with homework. Since I am a library employee, the library plays a huge role in my life, but I am also a library patron. Today during my break I checked out some e-books on my Nook. I also browsed the catalog to see what new DVDs the library has gotten.
Jessica from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm loading mp3 audio books onto my droid phone. I'm so grateful for this feature I'm at home searching the database to find an audio book that I can fall asleep to
Shirley from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, Massachusetts : I'm looking for e-books for my Nook Color. I am an elderly, avid reader and now have a Nook as I seldom go out. I am trying to figure out how to download books to my Nook. I intend to ask our Library staff to put out directions on how to transfer the books to my Nook correctly.
Amanda from Corvallis, OR Philomath Community Library, Philomath, OR, USA : I'm emailing friends and updating my blog on my laptop. I'm checking out a novel and a DVD to keep me entertained this weekend. I was disabled in an accident in 2009. I had very limited mobility for more than a year afterwards. (I'm doing much better now!) The librarians would help me find books and DVDs that I wanted. They would even get them from the stacks for me and carry them out to my car, if it was too difficult for me to do it myself. This library and, most importantly, the people who work here are a huge asset to our community.
Melissa from Willamina, OR Willamina, OR, USA : I'm using the computer, checking out books and DVDs. This is a small rural area. The library is the center of the community. People come to check out books, movies, periodicals, music, books on CDs. They come for storytime or to watch a movie (popcorn included) or attend a class. And some come just to visit.
Aaron from Phoenix, AZ Hayden Library, Phoenix, Arizona : I'm finding books for a research essay. I need the information in libraries to find primary and secondary sources for my essays and research projects.
Elizabeth from Beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm looking for books to read. Libraries play a major role in my life. If I don't have a book to read, I don't feel I am making as many discoveries about myself and the world around me. I have moved from N. CA to Beaverton and the competition for the books I want to read is very high here, whereas in CA, there seemed to be an adequate number of books for most patrons with short waiting lists. Libraries in general, are sanctuaries for the mind. I wish my local library was more aggressive in its acquisition of books.
Bonnie from Beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA : I received an email of a book that is about to expire, which I cannot renew online because it is for a book club. The book club date is after the book's due date. Therefore, I have accessed the library online to see when they open so I can call and renew by phone. Which they are always happy to do. My family goes to the library approximately 1-2 times a week. My children check out several books each visit. I check out a larger book to read together as a family. My husband uses it to find new music and also for books. My children participate in the book clubs, summer reading programs and other events.
kerstin from bend, OR Bend, OR, USA : I'm Kerstin and I'm borrowing ebooks that I download onto my Kindle!
Elizabeth from Lakeview, OR Lakeview, OR : I'm Keeping closer to my son by reading the same books he read while away at school. We are currently reading House of Scorpions and sharing our thoughts on the phone.
raymond from Monmouth, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm checking my account on line to see the status of the many books I have a hold on. The library is a very important part of my life. I am usually there in person several times a week. Books are very important to me.
mary from harperwoods, MI harper woods public library : I'm just looking up different subjects the library can teach you about everything you need to know
Su from Creswell, OR Creswell, OR 97426, USA : I'm working! Love this little library--the heart of our town.
sophie from marshfield, MA Hanover, MA, USA : I'm looking for the book hunger games i am looking for the book hunger games to read.
Lynn from Junction City, OR Junction City, OR 97448, USA : I'm actually running the library. Director. 1.68 FTE serving a town of 5,500. One of my duties today is to write up the minutes of last night's library board meeting. I just got through helping a 30 mentally challenged woman make her weekly selection of 30 picture books. The City of Junction City is my employer. I've worked here for 16 years. Libraries, as sources of information, in my mind, are the core of democracy.
Eleanor from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm searching on-line from home for a DVD of a movie. To save money and travel time, I try to borrow DVDs of movies from the library. Libraries greatly enrich my life. Also, I like to read the library staff's recommendations.
Kate from Sunriver, OR Sunriver Area Public Library- Sunriver, OR : I'm working at the library and enriching lives! I currently work at the Sunriver Area Public Library enriching the lives of the customers by giving them top notch customer service!
Jules from Carbondale, IL Carbondale, IL, USA : I'm here using the wi-fi internet service, reading newspapers/magazines.
M from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I use the library to borrow children's books, adult books both fiction and non fiction, to browse magazines, as well as, movie dvd's and music cd's. I love the library. We use it extensively on a weekly basis. It allows my family to have access to all kinds of books, magazines, movies and music that we wouldn't normally have access to. We couldn't possibly afford to buy all of these things, nor would we want them all on a permanent basis.
Jill from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm researching different cookbooks to try and expand my cooking and baking techniques. I don't like clutter. There are books that are particularly special to me, so I keep them as a memento. However, usually once I've read a book, I no longer need to keep it. I also feel that books and knowledge need to be shared. I like the library because of this reason. Instead of paying $20 or more for a book that I only use once, I can give it back to the library to share with so many more people. I can then reserve that $20 to donate to the Library that will do so much more. Once I've gotten a recipe from a cookbook or a story from a novel, I can pass it along through the library.
Barbara from Phoenix, AZ Hayden Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm looking up an article on leadership for my homework
Janis from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm trying to find out how to get access to Seattle Washington telephone directory listings. I use the library for genealogy research.
Patsy from Oro valley, AZ Oro valley : I'm accessing it remotely, through a computer.
Elaine from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm wanting ebooks I can not walk very well. I love to read and listen to stories.
Betty from Mercer Island, WA Mercer Island, WA : I'm downloading an ebook I've had on hold I read 6-8 novels a month that I check out from the library. When my kids were younger I took them to the library to browse books and read. I use the library to preview books for my business library before I buy. I go to the library to read magazines and to look things up in reference books.
pat from lambertville, MI bedford township, michigan : I'm doing my taxes and gaming. that way my gaming is portion-control [too much of a good thing is NOT good for you]. thanks for having a safe place for those of us who don't want the internet in our homes.
Brandy from Commerce, GA Commerce, Ga, USA : I'm wondering if you can buy e-books through Kindle etc and donate them to the library... very much enjoy the e-book library rentals! My daughter is 11 and received a Kindle last year, and the library e-book rentals have opened a new world and helped foster her love of reading!
Bree from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : I'm trying to reserve museum passes
sejal from beaverton, OR Hillsboro Public library USA : I'm getting kids books
Joyce from Duvall, WA Duvall, WA 98019, USA : I'm miracleteamo. I am fortunate to be part of the best library system in the world! I was in the process of finding an on-line method to ask our library system about book reviews for older books I have borrowed from the library since there does not seem to be a method for such input. Then I stumbled on this survey. Currently unemployed (and constantly looking for viable work), I use the library system to borrow books and periodicals about our economy, pleasure reading, researching (for jobs, political topics, history, etc.), DVD/CD viewing, audio books for my walks, providing my feedback (book reviews on-line) on specific volumes I've read, etc., and reading reviews about items I may be interested in borrowing. Also, being able to borrow books from other library systems has been fabulous! King County Library System has been very responsive to researching and pulling works from other library systems, rather than making what can be a significant purchase (I know at least one of the books I borrowed retails for over $100.)for what may be an idiosyncratic request. And the libraries here provide an opportunity to meet and tutor local children and adults. I helped one youngster grow from being one of the most challenged children in his class to being at the top of his class in reading and math. We met at his local library after school. Is KCLS a perfect system? Of course not. I've waited less time to receive volumes borrowed from other systems than I am currently waiting to receive a copy of some in-house volumes (It's been 10 months since requesting one book I'm still waiting for because there are so few copies.). However, KCLS is nearer perfection than the library system I experienced while living in and around Boise, Idaho for 30 years. The librarians are helpful and very responsive. Recently, I inquired about availability of local book clubs and the librarian immediately provided details for three such groups in the area. I use KCLS' on-line access features to "browse" the shelves, reserve materials (books, audio, DVD, etc), request new purchases/library loans, renew materials, and input reviews of materials I've read/seen/heard. Saves gas, time, pollution!
Mary from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath County Library, 126 S 3rd St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601-6319, USA : I'm reserving e-books They offer help with B
linda from lawrenceburg, KY Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, USA : I'm looking for a book i want to read i always get my books from the library me and my grandkids just love going to the library.i usually just go in person but i have a busy schdule today so i was checking on a book before i go to save time. i just love to read i read every thing i see laying around
Jan from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass OR : I am searching for a CD of Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. I would be lost without it. Even when I cannot go there, I know that it IS there for me whenever I want. Having it availabel online makes it that much better because it never closes.
g from st helens, OR St Helens, OR, USA : I'm a mother helping her 5th grader do research
Ed from Albany, OR Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322-6880, USA : I'm reading some magazines. Using the database resources on the webpage to research washer/dryers. Checking out a couple of magazines, movie, and some mysteries. Well there is no community without a public library. It's the only democratic institution left in the culture. It is the critical on-ramp for education but the first to be cut. Terrible.
Javier from Miami, FL Key Biscayne, FL 33149, USA : I'm taking my 4 year old daughter to check out books and videos.
donald from carbondale, IL Carbondale, IL, USA : I'm looking for my account I'm looking for my account
Melissa from Phoenix, AZ Hayden Library, Arizona State University, 300 E Orange Mall Dr, Tempe, AZ 85287-0001, USA : I'm glossing over linguistics articles to turn into a poster presentation for my LIN 510 class.
Danny from Fort Myers, FL Gladiolus fort myers : I'm Using it as a change of scenery to my home office.
Sara from The Dalles, OR The Dalles-Wasco County Library, The Dalles, Oregon, 97058 : We are using the library books for science experiments and as a resource for homeschooling. We are a homeschooling family and use the library for books that add to our lessons in reading science and history. And to share with our kids a love for the library!!
Gina from Tucson, AZ Pima County Public Library, 101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1501, USA : I'm using the library's WiFi service to prepare for a job interview.
Melissa from Joliet, IL Joliet, IL, USA : I'm checking library hours. The library is like my sanctuary. Peaceful, friendly, helpful,
Janet from Joliet, IL Shorewood, IL, USA : I'm checking on holds Checking on holds for TV shows I want to watch and one book on the back I want to read about.
Patrick from Federal Way, WA Federal Way, WA, USA : I'm Exmining the supply of Large-Print Books in genres I enjoy. Each time I've ever dealt with the Reference Librarians, they were most pleasant and very helpful. On the few occasions I've called the help center with questions about a boock in or out difference, the lady working could not be more professional nor more positive minded and pleasant.
Beth from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm using Mango language tutor through the library website. Our library is the heart of our community, even in a city of over 50 thousand it remains the main meeting place for the community. It is used by all ages and all interests. They offer programs for babies through adulthood. The library is our home away from home.
La Vaughn from Sprague River, OR Sprague River, OR, branch of Klamath County Library : I'm checking on hours at Sprague River. Need info on "Charlie Brown" comics/movies for character costumes, etc. Remote community, new theater group, looking for ideas for costumes, dialogue, etc. for "Charlie Brown" and his groupies. Also looking for stories, historical activities, costumes and diaries for Pioneer Days Celebration.
Carly from Portland, OR Multnomah County Library - Sellwood-Moreland, 7860 SE 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, USA : I am using the library to find books and articles for a grad school paper. I am exploring how youth literature addresses the challenges and strengths of being a biracial youth (specifically black/white youth) in the United States. I plan to tie in historical information, demographic trends in the U.S., child-rearing recommendations, and identity development information. Libraries play a huge role in my life. As a library volunteer and intern, I have witnessed firsthand how libraries bring smiles, knowledge, and pleasure to EVERYONE.
Marcia from Lebanon, OR Lebanon, Oregon : I'm checking due dates, and authors books.
Mary from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University, 2 Matthew Center, Tempe, AZ 85287-0001, USA : I'm picking up a hold, checking out books, and checking my ILL account Was at two ASU Libraries earlier today and am now online checking my ILL statuses.
DUG from LaValle, WI LaValle Public Library,WI 53941 : I'm trying to find a quote on a vehicle I would be in the sticks without the Library. No internet access in my neck of the woods. Plus, I get out to see others in town at the Public Library. I love my Library and my Librarian! The majority of my information comes from the library's internet. I also enjoy a good book every now and then. Currently reading "The Dirty Life: by Kristin Kimball.
Nedim from Tempe, AZ Arizona State University, 2 Matthew Center, Tempe, AZ 85287-0001, USA : I'm searching for online journals I use online resources through library daily. It helps me to conduct successful researches. Thank you
Christy from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath County Library : I'm Christy They employ me!
Karen from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath Falls, OR, USA : I'm looking to see what new books, DVDs and CDs have been added, and checking to see if any of my holds are in. I'm on a limited income, and so depend on my library for all kinds of books, programs, and other such.
J. - P. from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass, Oregon : I'm using the library for reading books and also for many kinds of information and education such as recently I took out an anthology of bilingual poetry (Pablo Neruda). Being retired I use most of what our library has to offer. I am still very interested in books so the eReaders and such don't attract me much.
Sue from Portland, OR Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm looking up dvd's I use it for DVD's, Books, books on cd
Eva from Joliet, IL Joliet Public Library: Main Location, 150 N Ottawa, Joliet, IL 60432, USA : I'm not finding a list of teen programs to share with JWHS students. I am preparing a newsletter for teachers and have information from Shorewood-Troy public library about practice ACT tests they offer their teen patrons. I wanted to see if Joliet had anything I could include and failed miserably. The teen link on their front page led to a facebook page and clicking on events gave an error. So no luck.
Sharon from Willowbrook, IL Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E Maple St, Hinsdale, IL 60521, USA : My local public library is my safe haven, a space/place that reminds me of who I (really) am inside. Walking through the doors, I claim myself step by step as I wander from "new arrival" books to roots music, foreign films to new children's books, catalog to reading room chair. Sometimes--most times--though, I sink between stacks onto the floor after discovering a treasure of an old book. I am connected then to my family history, then. I sense my mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great aunts, great great grandfather... those whom I know did use The Library (no "local" library: it WAS the library!). The book's subject doesn't matter much, but I confess a weakness for poetry [800-899], science [500-599], and history [900-999]. These are often empty areas, where I can linger... reconnect to myself and my tribe. I need my library if only to get outside of myself; and by doing that, remember myself: the library is my personal paradox. Without libraries I wouldn't be who I am today. But more importantly, who I will be in the future. I grew up with limited and rare library service: a summer reading card and a bookmobile (a pick-up truck with a trailer attached). We were solidly middle class, my mom didn't drive, and dad worked. Driving to the library was simply not a family priority, and paying for a card less so. Reading, though, was a daily cornerstone. Mom created a library in our family room; its books well above my reading (and head) level. Books were neat, dusted, and not to be treated poorly. We were welcome to use them often, and did, but God help my sister and I if we didn't put one back. (Mom, really, was my first librarian, now that I think of it!) It wasn't a big collection, so I found myself reading most if not every book and entry, some multiple times. We had a full set of Encyclopedia Brittanica; a treasured science encyclopedia set with a fascinating photo of lightning on the cover; an adored children's literature set ("Heidi" and "Swiss Family Robinson" were well and good, but it was the volume of Hans Christian Anderson that I made mine); and "A Child's History of Art" from 1957 that my mom got from her job at a Chicago publisher before she was married. Dad always had the Chicago Tribune and local Suburban Life delivered, and I devoured them daily: starting with the comics and then "graduating" to the "Tempo" section, front page (but I needed help with the jumps), and Sports headlines. (Autos, Classifieds, and Business? Meh, apparently). I grew up in a literate-rich home of two bright parents who were always learning-and teaching themselves--new things. So, of course, we kids were spurred by curiosity. (And what child isn't?) But the book I cut my baby reading teeth on was the last one mentioned, "The Children's History of Art". It was not anywhere near my reading level at the age of four. But I pretended it was. I felt so proud just carrying that red book around as if I were a scholar. I still have it: childhood dandelions and clovers pressed into its pages and doodles from ages 4-10 (only in the table of contents, I was no barbarian). My teen job was even at the very library I longed to be taken to as a child. ("Ha! Now you HAVE to drive me! I'm getting *paid* to be in a library!" Er, I didn't say that. But looking back I wonder...) Libraries compelled me to work in them and information industry jobs my whole life: from public libraries to Latino community centers, from Microsoft to museums, academic libraries to children's aftercare; school libraries to science publishers. My employer mentors inspired me to get a Master's studying folklore, then the M.L.S. in youth services, and ultimately a Ph.D. in (can you guess?): Library and Information Science studying youth information behavior/informatics and inquiry-based learning. Despite long odds, finding funding, difficult times, work, and family obligations: my determined passion for libraries is greater. Why? Because libraries-as institutions and as ideas-- *inspire* inquiry. They can be formal or informal, at home or in a trailer; online or off: "libraries" need to be and ARE *everywhere* for community, democracy, and empowerment. My family and friends these many years asked, "Why-oh-why get a Ph.D. in LIS? What are you going to doooo with it?" I know exactly what I'm going to "do" with it: mentor those who are on their *own* library journeys (whether they know it yet or not!). I will walk across the stage for my May graduation ceremony and be called a "Dr. of Library and Information Science" . But really? I'm that four-year old, holding her favorite red book and her head as straight, tall, and high as she can as if to demand, "I CAN read! I'll PROVE IT." Yes, I suppose I can. And did. And will.
CHARLES from Bloomingdale, IL Bloomingdale, IL, USA : I'm registering to Vote
Sharon from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm checking out books (written and cd), audiobooks online, magazines, online reference areas from home. Also attend author readings and other scheduled events.
Elizaebeth from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm researching publishing resources
Doris from Pendleton, OR Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm not doing very good I can't get started on checking a book out of the library for my kindle.
maria from corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm checking out movies, dvds, and music. I submit requests for new materials to be purchased. I take advantage of the "request hold" features. My library is my entertainment go to place. I place items on hold that I would like (which saves me lots of time) and I check out classic movies, current movies, music, sheet music, and video games.
Alice from Scottsdale, AZ Arizona State University Tempe,Arizona : I'm just checking out some of the wonders of the libraries for my online Information skills class. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, I came from a large family not able to take many great vacations, but the library with its great selection of books opened my mind to interesting people, places and things in the world. You could say the library was my travel guide and solution to many days and nights of learning what is out there in the world to experience.
Wendy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm putting popular titles on hold. I love that I can suspend my holds at my leisure so they'll be avilable at my conveneince. I also use my library to check out movies (new and old) and audio books. I wish the audio download program Library2Go were easier to use and had more titles cross platform. I read 2-3 titles a month.
Ross from Olympia, WA Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd SE, Olympia, WA 98504-0001, USA : I'm at work, helping build digital collections at www.washingtonruralheritage.org.
Kathleen from Beaverton, OR Beaverton : I'm Retyping my previous comments, in frustration this time round as I was booted out last time, just when I finished typing! If you have text digit limits on Amy comment boxes you need to add code that indicated the lots reached by the user. You need open comment boxes, to get real time accurate user feedback on the pages that customers are using. This saves you paying for a Business Analyst feedback position. Customers feedback is a free resource for perfectiing code changes on site usability. We are a homeschool/unschool/RLSCL(Real Life Social Community Learner) family and we utilize the library as a major resource for leaning and interacting in our neighborhood. The welcoming and "work with" atmosphere and tone online at physically with our library staff is paramount to our user experience, that determines whether we keep coming back or just buy Tge books to avoid Tge hassles at the library. While filling out the American Public Media survey below, the data auto repopulated with extra names, which I then had to delete, then the State box reset and emptied, so I had to reelect Oregon a second time as well. Very glitchy and combersome for the user...I almost gave up submitting this free feedback.
Maria from Largo, MD PGCML Largo-Kettering Branch, Largo, MD 20774, USA : I'm using my library to find books, CDs and movies. I have also taken drawing classes and done a bit of yoga. I couldn't even fathom a world without a place where I can find books to read for pleasure, or the newspaper, magazines, comics, non-fiction, new music, classic movies--everything! I love libraries. Long may they stand. I am a librarian. I became a librarian because I love libraries, and I believe in libraries. They not only provide me with a way to read fiction or comics, listen to diverse music, and borrow movies that may not always be widely available, but they also provide information to all--be it non-fiction, newspapers or journal/magazines--for free. And this is very important. An ignorant people--willfully kept ignorant--is both a sad thing and a deplorable thing.
Kent from Washington, PA Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA 15370, USA : I'm Washington, PA, trying to find a suitable reading on McCarthyism for my students.
CoCo from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm putting DVD's on hold I'm a mother of 2 small children and work part time. I visit the library about 3 times a month and access it remotely several times a week. I often look for books etc. on-line, place them on hold and then pick them up. I borrow lots of audio books to listen to during my commute. I bring my kids to the library to pick out children's books and DVD's. There is a wonderful painting in the children's section of the Corvallis library of children building a miniature town. My four year old son thought the children were "building the world" and now builds his own "worlds" at home with his train tracks, legos, blocks etc.
Elvira from Prineville, OR Prineville, OR 97754, USA : I use the library for best seller books that I love to read. It is a great place to get audio books to listen to while I travel around. I also just got an e-reader for Christmas and the Crook County is helping with that too. It is a great access to have books to read and a place to go to get them. I have lived where there was not one and I was not as well read and did not have a book club. It draws people together to talk about things they might not have.
peggy from Mitchell, OR Prineville, OR, USA : Living way outside of town (1 hr. away), the library allows me to read new releases on a timely basis and with a very doable loan policy, I almost always have enough time to finish the book, regardless of the size of the book. Plus, I just requested a book that they are more than willing to source from another library. Very helpful staff as well as a good selection of books. I actually am an out of county member due to the location of our closest library. And, even with paying the additional fee, I would never give up the access to the library. The staff is always helpful. They go out of their way to assist with questions and/or getting requested books sent to the library. They also have a good process for new releases in order to keep the newest books into as many readers hands as possible. I'm used to the Multnomah County Library -- huge library and huge resources. Living in the country, it was important to utilize access to a library and Crook County Library does everything they can to act like a large library while keeping the personal touch of a small library. Finally, the staff simply makes you feel welcomed. A very nice benefit of a smaller library!
Marilyn from Homer, GA Banks County Homer, Ga. : I am wanting to review e books to go onto my Nook Color.
Diana from Park Ridge, NJ Park Ridge Public Library, park ridge, nj 07656 : I'm refreshing my command of German using the language site you have available to patrons.
thomas from beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm trying to see if there is a copy of "rosetta stone: chinese" and some sort of linguistics media related to the IPA alphabet in my local library. libraries are deep-reference locations to me. for most interactions, i'm looking for old 'out of print' media or more thorough reference material. my linguistics search started today with wikipedia's lack of having a complete set of vowel sounds so that i have no idea how I: is pronounced; a crucial point of the phonology in the Ithkuil language i'm learning. the other article i set to look at was Mandarin Chinese learning software; of brands like rosetta stone. i was curious if there was a more economical alternative to the direct purchase of the software through time sharing approach of the library. i would like to incorporate/integrate Ithkuil, english, Mandarin, and a variety of maths to reduce the eggregious slope of the learning curve at entry within various ideological disciplines, by creating a new and more comprehensive language. with both more modularity than ithkuil and less arbitrary lexicon. but that is when i found libraries seem to lack (in terms of web visibility) even the facade of having such depth. all american libraries need basic language learning software; including, but not limited to, american english. preferably they would have the major languages: english, mandarin, Hindi, and arabic. beyond basic tutorial software it would be wonderful if they had a copy of major IPA diagrams to help aid the standardization of sound-character connection. and complete reference validity. it would be beneficial to the community if there was some stuff about ancestral languages, like greek, latin, and russian (all derived from russian). especially referential booklets about greek and latin stems in english. it would root value of libraries through having resources with deeper comprehension than wikipedia and competition. slightly unrelated, it would also be nice to not search the city directory with the search function on the local library's site, but search the book/document/artical/media...
matthew from astoria, OR Astoria, OR 97103, USA : I'm looking for some books on antiques and their values they help me and my family members access all sorts of good knowalge
Monica from Tempe, AZ Hayden Tempe AZ : I'm looking for ebooks on American Indian plant uses
Earl from Portland, OR Central Library (Multnomah County Library), Portland, OR : I'm using the computers to update my Goodreads account and waiting for the opening reception of the latest exhibit to start.
Carol from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, OR, USA : I'm picking up my hold (post-apocalyptic zombie novel) and logging into my account to delay some other holds, since I have a lot of titles to read right now.
SYLVIA from MALIN, OR Klamath County Library in Merrill and Malin, Oregon. : My name is Sylvia M Johnson and I live in Klamath County Oregon. I work for a local school district and teach: ESL, GED, and U.S. Citizenship. Without the Klamath County Library I would be able to help so many students reach their goals. Thank you, Klamath County Library and the ladies that work at the Merrill, OR and Malin, OR libraries for all of their help they have given our students. The library has several websites that provide our students with learning tools they have been using to reach their goals toward their: GED, U.S. Citizenship, and improving their ESL (English as a Second Language)skills.The library has also, provided some of our students with additional computer skills. Again, thank you for all of your wonderful staff and help you have given our students at the Merrill/Malin Adult Learning Center.
Diana from Gfld, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : aha! i couldn't figure out how to get the map to go to greenfield. weird workings of the computer world. Thank you for all you do! And if there's anyone who lives near Laurel DE, be sure to visit the Public Library there.
Diana from Gfld, MA Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield MA 01301 : I'm asking the Help Desk at my local library if they can find a recently published book for me that's listed as being out on audiobook but isn't findable via CWMars. At least I couldn't find it. The Help Desk guy could and did. I also had a question for him bout access to libraries online beyond our local area. In between questions, I ordered an inter-library book myself. Well, I needed help and I knew who to turn to. Libraries have always played a huge role in my life, since I was a child. My mother would drop me off at our local public library while she went shopping, etc. Then, when I was a student in both HS and college, I used libraries to do research - pre-computer days - and still do. They are my main source for books, audio books, DVD's
Carolyn from Saint Helens, OR St Helens Public Library, Saint Helens, OR, USA : I'm Checking out books and volunteering. Today during my volunteer time I will be returning items to shelfs. I also plan to research some magazines for article markets.
Jeremy from Forest Grove, OR Forest Grove, OR, USA : I'm a single dad who's excited to impart the joy of exploring books to my 9 year old daughter. We visit the library every 5-7 days, and the both of us go through a dozen or so books each, every month. Our librarians are kind and helpful to ensure that whatever our interests, we're pointed in the right direction. Our library is a refuge from hurry and worry, where my daughter and I can explore subjects that interest us. Her childhood is different than mine in that, she has so much media available to her instantly (web, tv, movies, etc.). And yet, I've managed to share the fun on reading for the purpose of enjoying a story in your own mind. We go weekly, and it is an event that holds a special place for both of us.
sarai from phoenix, AZ Arizona, USA : I'm at home, doing homework on BIS major. Searching for concepts on my disciplinary field.
Miriam from International Falls, MN International Falls, MN, USA : I'm making a movie of our vacation.
Janis from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass, OR, USA : I'm trying to figure out how to use my IPad as an e-reader. I'm a genealogy researcher (my hobby, not a profession) and I love libraries. Our library does not receive any public funds, so I try to make donations when possible. Our genealogy club has helped out by instructing the public on how to use library's Ancestry.Com subscription, but the library was not able to continue the subscription due to cost.
Marsha from Seattle, WA KCLS Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027-2702, USA : I'm updating the KCLS NewsRoom, which hosts a PIN Widget! Love you guys!
Stephanie from White River Junction, VT Norwich, VT, USA : I'm getting some new fiction.
T from sherwood, OR Sherwood, OR 97140, USA : online catalog/holds it's a great place for my toddler and I.
Katie from New Haven, CT ASU : I'm checking web pages for ideas on redesigns
Bonita from Harrisburg,, IL Harrisburg, IL, USA : I'm Downloading a book to my laptop then to my computer. Ireceived a Kindle as a Christmas present from my daughter. She has a Kindle Fire. She buys and downloads books from Amazon. I am 76 and retired and can't afford to buy books. I have a library card from our local library and use it to read the books and also to download. It is wonderful to stay at home and load books to my Kindle.
Charlene from Beaverton, OR SW Murray Scholls Dr, Beaverton, OR 97007, USA : I'm I love to read....when I hear of a book that sounds interesting, or a favortie author has a new book out, I look it up on the library web site, reserve it, then pick it up when it's ready for check-out. It's a perfect system!
Sheila from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm filling out a survey, then I'll study Italian on line via Mango. I love the Corvallis library. I usually have several books checked out and have a few on hold besides. It's wonderful to access Mango and the catalog through my computer.
dimitri from Corvallis, OR corvallis, or : what are books? My young reader loves learning at the library!
Penny from Anderson, IN Anderson Public Library Anderson, IN : I'm do you offer an online public access catalog? I am taking online courses and I was instructed to find out if this library has online public access catalog.
Kip from Shelburne, VT Pierson Library : I'm working in the library today!
Robert from Scottsdale, AZ Arizona State University : Scientific journals, by e-mail, to my computer e-mail access to scholarly journals
opal from vashon, WA KCLS vashon, washington 98070 : I'm checking my account I use the library at least once a week, checking out fiction, biographys....
Janis from Queen Creek, AZ Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona : Writing about 11th-century Anglo-Norman history, searching for one of the primary sources, Guy of Amiens; found it at ASU. Writing about 11th-century Anglo-Norman history, I searched for one of the primary sources and found it available at Arizona State University, which is within driving distance of my home. As a non-student, I intend to inquire as to whether I may use ASU's library.
Britta from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I am Printing documents today. :) I am also looking for new belly dance music, DVD's, VHS's to practice my belly dance. :)
Carol from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : I'm checking on my record online, having taken out a non-fiction book earlier today from my town library. I just finished a book that I got through my town library w. lending from another Massachusetts library. Wonderful service.
Charles from Louisville, KY Logan Counry, KY : I'm Charles R. Lewis doing genealogy research of the Rutherford and Shoemake families in Todd and Logan Counties in KY
Diane from Prineville, OR Crook County Library, Prineville, OR : I'm searching the online catalog. I live in a small town and the library has always played a large part in my life. I've always loved to read and was at the library several times a week as a young person. Sometimes for pleasure, sometimes related to school work. I now take my 4 year old grandson to story time once a week and we get books to take home and read. He loves it. My daughter is also an avid reader and takes advantage of libraries in her community. I am so grateful to my library and everyone who works there now and those who were there when I was younger.
Maria from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm placing holds on some items I need online, from home. I've started an online vintage shop, and I use the library's databases and books to do research on the items I'm selling. The library is more of a community center nowaday -- kids and teens come after school to do homework, read, or use computer; families come to stock up on books and to attend the children's programs; people come to find materials that will help them improve their skills (learning English, mechanics, gardening, taxes). People come to store up on items for trips and holidays: audiobooks, books, DVDs, videogames. Most people come to use the public computers, check out books, get information, attend meetings or literary events or library events. With the economy the way it is, people come to check out videos and books on writing resumes, improving interviewing skills and to use the computers to find out about job opportunities. It's a zoo sometimes, but a happy, friendly zoo. The staff is great and the librarians are resourceful and help people get the info they need. Obviously, I love my libray!
Debjani from Tempe, AZ Arizona State University's Hayden Library. Tempe, AZ : I'm reading an e-book, Lelia Green's "Introduction to the internet." I am an instructor and I am reading the text to prepare for class. Libraries are invaluable assets that allow me and my students to access all the knowledge and information we need.
Bill from Modesto, CA Grant County, Marion, Indiana, USA : I'm searching obituaries, doing some family research. Trying to find the Obituary for Cecil O Shanahan. I think he died in 1935 during the summer. I would also li8ke to find where he is burried.
Susan from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm checking out novels, non-fiction, poetry, fiction on CD's I have worked in county libraries and university medical libraries in a variety of stations as a library assistant. I majored in literature and earned a master degree in reading
Sabz from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream Public Library, Carol Stream, IL, USA : I'm looking for a book
Linda from Dry Fork, VA Tunstall Senior High School, 100 Trojan Cir, Dry Fork, VA 24549-2300, USA : I'm the librarian so I'm "multi-tasking". Actually, I'm experimenting with this survey instrument to see if it is something I might like to employ on my site.
Grreg from Monroe, OR Benton, OR, USA : I'm checking on my hold list. The biggest thing that I learned about Library's recently is that the materials are never in them. This was a shock to learn.
mary from wareham, MA Wareham Free Public Library Wareham MA : I'm checking the library's catalog for a software package I'm interested in buying at a future date. I'm a 60 year old widow who has recently come to terms with the fact that I may have to work up to 12 more years. At the library I'm receiving computer instruction, use their resources to obtain books and materials, and occasionally attend a cultural event.
Cameron from Tempe, AB Arizona State Univeristy : I'm finding a specific article for research.
Opal from Prineville, OR Prineville, OR 97754, USA : renewing a book I recieved a curticy notice my book is almost due back, I need to renew the loan.
Rose Mary from Beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm checking on availability of a book and looking for info on e-books. I love to read and I am big user of libraries. I have a new Kindle and i am anxious to check out books to use on it.
Corrine from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm checking available e-books and researching Consumer Reports. Tomorrow I'll stock the 50 cent shelves, return books and find a new stack for the weekend. LOVE our Library - and every other library I've visited.
Michele from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm getting a book. I especially like the way our library has new fiction and non fiction featured. A safe place for children and teens to spend time and brouse through books and computers.
Denise from Belgrade, MT klamath County Branch Libraries : I'm seeking interested in relocating to Klamath County, and seeking employment possibilities in a library.
Brandy from Commerce, GA Commerce, GA, USA : I'm looking for how to rent an e-book
S from Hillsboro, OR hillsboro : I'm looking for books about HTML and XHTML Although I'm currently employed I would like to broaden and enhance my skill set. I am looking for books to help me explore courses and training I may seek in the future.
deb from Fall River, WI Columbus, WI 53925, USA : I'm checking to see if a book is in.
Tamera from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm online searching for information regarding e-books for check out.
Kevin from Russellville, KY Logan County Library Russellville, KY : I'm looking for books I would not be able to read the books as I cannot afford to buy them.
Kathy from Russellville, KY Logan, KY, USA : I'm bringing my kids for story hour. we all check out books ! We have been frequent visitors/users of our library as long as I can remember. I also use the Library professionally to disseminate information to the community.
Sara from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : photography, walking, reading, classes, lectures essential research when multiple sources are used, especially if photos of object are needed, escape reading, intellectual stimulation, group meetings and presentations, it is a lovely place to visit and hang out
sarah from renton, WA Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058-6928, USA : I'm trying to get into my account but the stupid program won't connect. argh, i miss the old library program I visit the library at least weekly as does my husband and two daughters. Two of my family members volunteer there and we use it all the time both remotely and by borrowing physical as well as virtual objects. Books, movies and music
Ben from Orlando, FL Florida Hospital College : I'm looking up information on circuitry and amateur radio licensing so that I can launch another High Altitude Balloon. In the past I've used libraries as places to get away from the crowds, but more recently I've used libraries as my central information sources. While on a hike through California, Oregon, and Washington, the local library became critical to finding out weather information, trail closures, and various other pieces of info that smalltalk (on the trail) just doesn't cover. In addition, the library allowed me to stay in contact with my family through email, and it gave me a place to rest my weary feet while also surrounding me with scads of interesting and useful items to peruse. Without the library, I wouldn't be the person I am today!
Gretchen from Forest Grove, OR Forest Grove Library, 2114 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116-2497, USA : I'm checking on HELD books, and hours, so I know what I need to pick up (12 books and media!) and when I can pick them up (the hours) This batch of book is esp important, since I placed HOLDS on several Chinese opera books and DVDs for my husband. Next step, place some ILLs for more difficult to find Chinese opera DVDs. ILLs are something Forest Grove does really well, working with us patrons to find what we need, even if it is not our first requested item. GO LIBRARIES! I use the library remotely, since I work and cannot really get there. I also use it to search and stockpile "surprise topics" for my husband -- he never knows what he is going to pick up from the hold shelves, and that is fun and keeps his retired brain working.
Trina from Machesney Park, IL Rockford, IL, USA : I'm working and creating the programming for our Summer Reading Club at the Rockford Public Library. I am a program coordinator for the Rockford Public Library, primarily in charge of our technology classes.
Judy from fairfield, CT Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT : I'm helping patrons download free library e-books to the eReaders they received for Christmas.
T from baltimore, MD Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA : I work here! I saw this in a WebJunction.org email - interesting!
H from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm visiting the library's website to access online journals for a literature essay.
Lincoln from Nantucket, MA Nantucket, MA, USA : I'm a librarian checking out our website The libraray is not just my place of work, but is the meeting place for teh entire community
Alexis from Brookings, OR gold beach public library Oregon : I'm paying bills and researching diabetes total source for major issues, publications, books, science, study forum
Lori from The Dalles, OR The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, The Dalles, OR 97058, USA : I'm checking out the website for the first time To help my family have a wider selection and viewpoint of books, authors, genre, etc. Also to add resources for homework, projects, etc.
Marcia from Joppatowne, MD Joppatowne High School, 555 Joppa Farm Rd, Joppa, MD 21085-4698, USA : I'm working on the budget here in my school library in suburban Baltimore.116198
terri from Harper Woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA : I'm checking to see when "tot time" and "story time" groups/sessions pick up again this year at our local library; next week, YAY! The create a warm and fun learning atmosphere for my 2 year old son as well as other children who frequent the library. It is difficult to keep reading interesting and fun, but the library makes it easy for parents to do so.
Peter from Salvisa, KY Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, USA : I'm looking for audiobooks and dvds. anderson county library has the best most up to date collection of audiobooks I've ever seen!!
Heidi from Beaver, OR Tillamook County Library, Tillamook, Oregon : I'm checking my overdues. I homeschool my sons and I've found the library a wonderful resource. It provides not only educational matter, but also social experiences. The boys get to share curiosity with other children and interact with adults in a safe, friendly environment. The kids and I have a good feeling when we go through those library doors -- like we're about to start another adventure.
Elizabeth from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm checking what books are available so that I can check them out later. Libraries are so important to me. Both my parents are retired librarians. I volunteer at the library. It feels like home. I love the collection at my local library -- all the great books, movies, television series, and music I have access to!
Suzi from St. Helens, OR St Helens, OR, USA : I'm rechecking a book out. My kids are in a virtual school. Since they do this from home, the only access to a library is our public library. It has been a great added benefit to their homeschool experience.
Mary from Blodgett, OR Corvallis Benton County Public Library, Philomath Oregon : I'm stopping at the library at least once a week. I often request holds to my community library when I find the books I want at another branch As a retired couple we read a lot. We grew up going to the library weekly, with our school classes or our families. We love the library, and would not read nearly as much if we had to purchase the 5-8 books a week we read. We check out books and videos for our granchildren, novels for ourselves, nonfiction to explore new interests, cookbooks and magazines.
Matthew from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm checking my hold list.
Sandra from Bend, OR Klamath Falls, OR, USA : I'm researching my family history/Klamath Co. historical records. I have been doing genealogy for almost 50 years and use public
jan from klamath falls, OR klamath county klamayh falls or : I'm using outreach
Jean A from Brookings, OR chetco bublic library, Brookings, OR 97415 : I'm Jean Bennett My first book was given to me as a child of five"Kidnapped",Robert Louis Stevenson. When I received it, I said to my Mother, "Mum, I don't think I will be able to read this book, I is too hard for me to understand, and it is a boy's book", she replied,' yes is is, all the more reason for you to try hard, to read and understand it. Well, I did eventualy manage to read,and understand it. Then a world opened for me, in which I loved every challenge presented to me in the understanding of my fellow man and myself. We had a large family,seven brothers, four sisters, I was next to the youngest child. We were a hard working class family,taught responsibilty very early in life. When the second world war broke out, I was a three year old child, running from our house, to an air raid shelter, as homes were burnt to the ground all around us. My parents brought my family up to be honest, decent people. We had very little materialistly, but we had our books, wall , and shelves of books. My sister and I read our books, with a flashlight under the sheet's in bed, so that my parent's thought we were sleeping. My children had books as soon as they could read, and that was at the age of five, as we did in England. My son taught his children to read before five and thet are doing very well, the eldest (20) won a scholarship, and is studying bio-chemistry in Reno University. His second son (16) won one of six places offered by the state of Nevada for advanced studies. Both grandsons have worked since they were sixteen, to cover their expenses for school etc., in spite of very adverse circumstances in life. As far as I am concerned,Libraries are essencial to facilitate a way in which we can evaluate our own lives in comparison to the rest of the world,and bring an understanding of all mankind, to each and everyone of us, regardless of race, coloe or creed. With respect I remain, Yours Sincerely Jean A Bennett
Katherine from Phoenix, AZ ASU Downtown Phoenix, Arizona State University , 411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA : I'm checking library hours I use the ASU library as a Community Member
Ann from Pendleton, OR Pendleton, OR 97801, USA : I'm picking up a reserved book, and also learning to use my new Nook. Our library is very vital. The library staff work to keep it on the cutting edge of technology, information sharing, and home to great reading material.
Joseph from Columbus, OH Columbus, OH, USA : I'm trying to download a book or magazine to my Pandigital e-reader
lilly from tillamook, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA : I'm lilly
Sweet from sunnyvale, CA Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA : I am a librarian, I love sharing books and knowledge! I am a Librarian. I love libraries, I love this community, and I love sharing knowledge and information!
C F from Foxboro, MA Foxborough, MA, USA : I'm trying to reserve a book but cannot log on. I am in NJ and just heard about a new book that I want to read. I am trying to long onto my account at the Boyden Library in Foxboro MA but this computer will not log me on. I cannot afford to purchase every new book that comes out, so I rely on my local library in order to read what I like. I am a school librarian, and hope that I provide the same service for my students.
Joy from Saint Helens, OR St Helens Public Library, St. Helens, OR, USA : I'm unemployed and nearly homeless, so I'm looking for books on writing a good resume.
Steven from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm online looking for movies, movies or books to reserve or for download. I have loved books since an early age, having learned to read by age 4... simply by watching the words my parents followed with their finger as they read to me, plus watching The Electric Company and Sesame Street. In later childhood years, I would often read the dictionary for fun, to learn about words. Quickly I fell in love with the public library. Today I go to the library for reading magazines and newspapers, for research on various subjects and pleasure-reading novels and short stories, both fictive and true. I also go to the library for movies and music, because I simply could not afford to acquire or maintain as extensive a collection as my public library. Finally, I also go to my library to access the internet, both on their computers and through wi-fi on my own device. Thank you for your service!
Katherine from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm using the library to check out books, cds, and dvds for personal use. I also check out books and dvds for a resource in teaching my 3rd I visit the library about once a week to check out materials. Our library is always busy and is an icon in the community.
Rita from Bothell, WA kingsgate : I'm Rita A. Martens Library DVDs, CDs and books are my main source of entertainment. Being frugal, I don't buy books or music or rent movies, I don't go out to the theater, or do much traveling. I enjoy saving money and spending time at home (retirement age is fast approaching). Searching for items online is as much fun as obtaining them.
sheeri from columbus, WI Columbus, WI 53925, USA : I'm looking for service manual for chevy truck cylinder head bolt torgue spec.
Mary from Astoria, OR Astoria public library, Astoria, Oregon : I'm looking for e books They are a place of learning and enjoyment. A trip around the world, a connection to the past, present, and to the future.
Pegg from Ironton, WI LaValle Library LaValle WI : I'm looking for Christmas Caroling Lyrics I'm organizing the local Christmas Caroling in our community and would like to have some lyrics to take with us. I found them online and in books at this library.
Linda from Albany, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm picking up books that were on hold for me. Since my income dropped dramatically, I've come to depend more on the library for books, DVDs and magazines. I place materials on hold instead of buying. This is a real change for me - I used to buy new books and then donate them to the library; now I can't afford to buy all the books I want to read, so I depend on the library to be able to fulfill my needs.
Mary Ann from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Oregon City/County Library : I'm a regular library user. I use Novelist to read series in order of publication, check out and read books and listen to books on CD when I'm doing cleaning and garden tasks. I've also scheduled meetings in the library meeting rooms. I logged on to check whether I have any items checked out that I've not remembered to return, noticed the survey article and moved to this site to complete the survey.
Al from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm browsing to learn more about ebooks, and to find if a book clube selection is available. For the past several years book club reviews are the basis for selecting non-fiction books to check out. I check to see if the library has the book, whether it is available, make a list, and then visit the library to check out 3 or 4 books.
Andrew from St. Paul, MN Merriam Park - Lexington - Hamline, St Paul, MN 55104, USA : I'm looking for Harry Potter
Judith from White Salmon, WA Hood River, OR 97031, USA : I'm checking on books available to download to my Kindle. I use the library systems in White Salmon (Fort Vancouver Regional Library) and Hood River, OR for books
AJ from Turners Falls, MA Turners Falls, MA, USA : I'm ordering books through ILL to pick up near my house. I used to spend a LOT of money buying books, but am trying to cut costs. I now get the majority of my books through the library, and most of them come through the interlibrary loan.
Elizabeth from Bothell, WA Redmond, WA, USA : I'm searcing for non-fiction, history, religion, psychology, international studies. I use the library often times when I am caring for children, they love the library, specifically computer time and DVDs, and always leave with a stack of books. For myself I use the library for mostly research purposes, I rarely read fiction.
Cynthia from White Salmon, WA Hood River County Library : I'm looking for a book
Diana from Salem, OR Jefferson, OR, USA : I'm looking for a space for a community event I'm looking for a location to hold a small training for high school students
Linda from Cranberry, PA Cranberry Township, Cranberry, PA, USA : I'm renting DVD films Renting Films
Donna from Heppner, OR Heppner, OR 97836, USA : I'm checking the libraries hours so I can go check out a book. I am accessing the libraries website so I can see what time they are open today so that I can go check out a book.
Beth from Independence, OR Independence, OR, USA : I'm purchasing a book about the Columbus Day Storm from Independence Library in Oregon. I will be contacting the Library about a book to purchase.
Karen from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm looking for books about traveling to Arizona for a trip to the Grand Canyon later this year. Also looking for books on marketing my online business on etsy.com. Very frustrated with the ebooks, still haven't figured out that whole process, I'm very computer savvy and this just seems more complicated than it needs to be. Going to a "class" they are having on it later this week. The library has always been an integral part of my life. I always have books checked out and on hold. I love the library and we have a very good one. I love just being in the library looking at books and hanging out.
Christina from Butte Falls, OR Butte Falls, OR, USA : I'm selling to the US goverment How to get contracts and how to write bids. I run a water bottling Copany.I am selling fresh spring wayer in green pagaing. The shelf life for this product is 5 years.
Barbara from Clifton, CO Mesa County Public Library District, Clifton ,Colorado : I'm checking my library acct. online It is a wonderful place to bring my grandson for story time, to access other writers for support, to learn new things, print out resumes (don't have printer at home) to have access to a world of information.
selena from mesa, AZ Tempe, AZ, USA : I'm wondering if there is anyway you can find out what architectual drawings are housed in the special collections room in the Architectual and Environmental Design library at ASU Studying for library technician
Kimberly from Snoqualmie, WA King County Library System, Snoqualmie, Washington : I'm searching the catalog, looking for books to read with my young son. I'm using it in conjunction with Amazon for reviews and ideas. I wish I could narrow my search results to just board books so I wouldn't have to worry about him tearing the pages in library books. I love to read and I want to teach my son to love to read. I use the library to help me find good books to share with him, as well as good age-appropriate music. It's nice to be able to try books out from the library before we buy them, but it would be nice to be able to narrow my search to just board books. My son is only 13 months old and at this point he's very likely to tear or crinkle paper pages in a regular book if I'm not very watchful. He's also a little young for going to the library and looking through the shelves of books himself, so I love being able to request books online and just drop in to pick them up when they're ready. We also love going to story time at the library! We go to three different story times at the three closest branches of the library so we get to go three times a week!
Nagaraj from Sammamish, WA Sammamish King County Library, Sammamish WA USA : I use library to read, listen or watch different titles. Also, use library to print children HW when home printer stops working. I use electronic resources also. Thank you. I am searching for poems by "Carlida Oliver Labra" and didn't found any in KCLS. I went to Amazon and found that most of her work is only in English. Is there a way to get Amazon search engine into library system?
Bonnie from Williams, OR Josephine COmmunity Libraries in Grants Pass Oregon : I'm learning about Library2Go and seeking books to check out I moved to this county in May, 2007, when the county government completely shut down all the libraries here. It took a year and a half, but a private nonprofit formed to raise money and re-open the public libraries. JCLI has run the libraries for a county of 82,000 people mainly with volunteers, constant fundraising and grant-writing. It's an amazing story - of the few doing so much for so many.
Megan from Bellevue, WA Redmond, WA, USA : I'm reserving books and some CDs/DVDs online. Later today, I'll go in to pickup some books from the Redmond Library. I've always gone regularly to the library to get books, CDs, and DVDs. I really appreciate that the library provides me with a way to read a wide variety of books without having to purchase them myself, and I like knowing that people who can't afford books can still have access to them through the library. I read daily during my commute on the bus, and often during my lunch break and before bed. I listen to CDs while I'm exercising, cooking, or doing chores around the house. I also listen to the CDs at work; I'm a graduate student in a science program, so I spend a lot of time at a lab bench, and it makes my work much more enjoyable to have something to listen to while I do experiments.
S from Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro Public Library - Shute Park Branch, 799 SE 10th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA : I'm using it to check out knitting books to increase my skills I use the library for personal enrichment and for skill-building. I'm currently trying to learn the technique for sock knitting on two circular needles and the library has a couple of helpful books on the topic.
Leslie from Pittsburgh, PA CRANBERRY TWP, PA 16066, USA : I'm checking out audio CDs for a long road trip! My family lives several hours away from here. When I drive to visit them I like to listen to a good book -- it is how I keep current with my reading!
Barb from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream Public Library, Carol Stream, IL : I'm checking out the programming upcoming for the week. I am attending a program about home made crafts this Sunday. I usually check out the website at least once a week concerning programming, The Friends of the Library and upcoming Library Board meetings. I served on the library board for 18 years and the regional library board for 10 years. I "retired" due to family commitments. The library should be the focal point in any community and provides life long learning for all citizens.
Kelsey from Mercer Island, WA Mercer Island, WA : I'm ordering books and doing online research I am 28 years old and am a graduate student in Dubuque, IA. I go home for close to a week at Thanksgiving and for the last two weeks of the year and for more than a week around Easter. Before I go home, I order books online which my father picks up for me. I discovered Universal Class at the end of the month and have finished close to half a class about novel writing. I am also taking classes about meditation and life coaching. I have registered for classes in vocabulary and poetry writing that I have not started yet! The library has always been a place for me to gain information and resources. I have had a library card since I was 10. When I was young, my father would take me to the library every two weeks (or more often) to get a large stack of books which I would read.
Sharon from Grants Pass, OR Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass, OR : I'm looking for ORS 215 Citation for ORS included in Forest Planning document.
J from Tempe, AZ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm researching for a final paper on feminist criticism on the Miss America Pageant. I use the library mostly for scholarly research. The online database of books and articles available at ASU is incredible - I will be disappointed when I no longer have access to such a wealth of information.
Christine from Gilbert, AZ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm researching for a term paper.
Julie from Tempe, AZ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm searching and showing people how we do it I'm working a project with the American Accounting Association to explore the future of journal publishing... and we're trying to learn how articles are found, given the different access-abilities around the world.
Joanna from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Oregon, USA : I'm reserving books and DVDs online from my home. My mom always took us to the library when we were kids. The first thing I do when I move to a new town is find the library. I've used it in different ways over the years - I'm now 55, and have started taking my grandson. He is learning about "borrowing" rather than "buying" and it is one of the best things we do together.
Zach from Tempe, AZ Tempe, AZ, USA : I'm reading and taking notes for my mass communication law final
Theresa from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada : I am researching Asperger's Syndrome. I am hoping to find more information. I really enjoy holding a book in my hand when reading. I am more relaxed and comfortable with a book than with a computer. I spend too much time with computers, so a book is a welcome, friendly change.
Barbara from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas ClarkCounty Library , Las Vegas NV : I'm downloading books to read. If I don't have something to read...I am lost....I could never afford to buy the quantity of books that I go through!! I feel that I practically live at the public libraryt....I listen to books too....every night, after I am done reading of course!
Sally from Burns, OR Burns, Oregon : I'm look for christian historical romances books
michael from gold beach, OR curry public library, gold beach, or : I'm trying to figure out the uses of my Kindle and Library2go.
Ann from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm putting books on hold that I read about in the newspaper, and exploring the Mango language program I use the library nearly daily. I use the exercise zumba videos, and my husband and I have learned to ballroom dance from a DVD. I am learning Spanish by checking out three versions of the same title: in English, another in Spanish, and an audio recording in Spanish. Get my book club books there, and the political books I hear reviewed on the radio. Recommend titles to a friend who is incarcerated, because we can not give him a book but he can have some sent to him from the library. Listen to audio books on my iPod while driving, and watch movies and documentaries on DVDs. I just learned today I can access Consumer Reports lonline through the library and researched which computer to buy my son for Christmas. We have a WONDERFUL library!!
Rita from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Library, College of Southern Nevada - Charleston Campus, 6301 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146-1124, USA : I'm checking out an ePDF book I had requested and seeing what else I might want to download. I am 77 and pretty much home bound and am having a wonderful time reading so much with books I am able to download from my home. I have a Sony Reader that I love and my son just bought me a NOOK that I have yet to see....can't wait to try it. My Library makes all forms ebooks available and so easy to get them.
Larry from Grants Pass, OR Grants Pass (GTP), Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA : I'm requesting books online and donating funds as a regular member. I gave up TV about five years ago and rely on the library for most of my entertainment, so I support it monetarily. Books come first, and Netflix provides movies to round out my fun.
Sara from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA : I'm using online databases for research. I am an elementary school principal and I was showing a teacher what would be available for students researching US History for use at home.
Andrew from Tempe, AZ Tempe, AZ : I'm doing course development I am sitting in my study looking up online readings for an online course
Arthur from Federal Way, WA Federal Way, WA, USA : I'm Checking for books to put on hold. I'm reading a series of detective novels, which are held in various libraries, but which I can pick up at my local library thanks to the system's interchange and hold facilities.
cecilia from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA : I'm trying to put a few items on hold however not being really succesful at it.
JANICE from AUBURN, KY Russell St, Russellville, KY 42276, USA : I'm RENEWING BOOK USE THE SERVICE TO RECHECK DUE DATES, RENEW ONLINE SOMETIMES AND CHECK AVAILABILITY OF SPECIFIC BOOKS. HAVE ALSO DOWNLOADED. LOVE IT
Dianne from New Castle, PA Carnegie, PA, USA : I want to download audobooks I listen to a couple audiobooks a week. They are too expensive to buy in that quantity. The library is a life saver for my mind to be occupied.
Lindsey from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm looking for short books in Spanish to improve my language skills and checking out classics, both in print and on tape, such as Wuthering Heights and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The public library has been central to my education and childhood. The plethora of books for all ages has given me a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Pamela from Falcon Heights, MN Roseville, MN, USA : I am working on a MLIS degree - working on a paper today and reserving books remotely from my local library.
Terry from Russellville, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA : I'm Terry LAMB
Judith from Las Vegas,, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA : I'm checking to see if the library is open today the day after Thanksgiving. I am enjoying the books of mysteries you offer. I also love the History books, as I learn so much I took for granted in our U.S.A. It brings the truth and understanding the History Books have to offer me. Thank you.
Amanda from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, USA : I'm using the CLC's on the internet provided by my library district! MY library is so important to me, I am using the Contemporary Literary Criticisms online today to help me finish this huge paper I am wiritng for my english. I would go into the library to do this, but they put all of them online, which is easier to access, but I do miss going in and doing all my research in my library!
Kathleen from Salem, OR Willamina, OR, USA : I'm looking for local history resources (Willamina history) Willamina is a small "timber town" (the population has grown to around 1800 people). My grandma was one of the library founders and staffed the library (with three other volunteer ladies) from the 1930s to the 1970s. My mom grew up there, and I spent several weekends and summers there. During a recent Willamina event my mom, my daughter and I went back to visit the local Willamina history library. It must have made an impression on my daughter -- her sixth-grade Language Arts teacher told us that Anna wants to write her research paper on the history of Willamina. The library itself is now part of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service, and a degreed (and salaried!) librarian runs it. They built a "real library" five or ten years ago, instead of sharing quarters with the fire department (when the siren went off, you had to jump out of the way to avoid being run down by the firetruck). I could have started right from the regional library service catalog, or even Worldcat, to find sources my daughter could use, but really wanted to start with Willamina's own library site. Willamina is about fifty miles away from where I live, and the library as I remember it is thirty years in the past, but I can still see Grandma at the circulation desk, checking out books, stamping stuff, and doing other mysterious things.
hannah from sherwood, OR sherwood public library : i am not using today
Saunnie from Las Vegas, NV spring mt. las vegas, nv. : I'm trying to accessinfo about using my computer,not having any luck. I use it for info about all kinds of things.
gianni from las vegas, NV Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, USA : I'm getting music and movies
Toya from Chicago, IL Rainbow Library, 3150 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128-7821, USA : I'm studying - Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program Visiting family in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. Needed a quiet place to study.
Rosie from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA : I'm perfecting my resume This week I have started job searching and I don't have a good word processing program at home to make the perfect resume. So, I came to my local library to use their computer lab so that I can land a desirable position.
Nevet from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA : I'm returning a book, browsing the shelves My kids are avid readers and we check out a dozen or so books every week. I use the library as my office-away-from-home for my home-based consulting work.
Amanda from Covington, WA Covington, WA, USA : I'm reserving books for a Library and Information Science course that I need to read prior to the start of term. Libraries have always allowed for me to explore the world through stories and pictures and the experiences of others written in books. The library acts as a place in many communities as a hub for experiences and information. People meet at libraries, they see presentations of all kinds at libraries, and most importantly they have the access to free books. Libraries promote literacy in many different mediums.
Raymond from Lebanon, OR Lebanon, Oregon : I'm Ray Hendricks
Rebecca A from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA : I'm looking for books for my Book Club. Our library is the center of our community . . . it is much used and loved for books, music, film and community events. Thanks!
Allie from Foxborough, MA Boyden library, Foxborough, MA : I'm using it to get books I place holds online at home so I don't have to go to the library
Grant from GROSSE POINTE, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA : I'm here to access the internet
Eileen from Feeding Hills, MA Agawam, MA, USA : I'm checking to see if I can use a Kindle yet Thinking of getting a Kindle and heard you can borrow books to use on it. Looks like my library doesn't have that servicec YET!
Rosemarie from Brookings, OR Klamath Falls : I'm getting a PIN so I can borrow audiobooks in electronic form
andrew from indian orchard, MA Springfield, MA, USA : i want to see about audio book down loads today they are a last rwesort im afraid times they are a changing
Darlene from Roseburg, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm checking the catalog. I'm a library tech in Southern Oregon and today I'm looking into the catalog of a Northern Oregon Coastal library to see if some books are available before I recommend them to a friend in that community. Libraries are my life, sadly we are a poor community at risk of losing our libraries. Libraries directly affect education, education affects crime rates.
Veronica from las vegas, NV sahara west; las vegas, nv : I would like to see a database for places to donate various items per community.
Joelle from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV : I'm checking the hours to see what time the library closes. My daughter will be going to research and get information for a science topic. I frequent the library to access mainly audiobooks. I hope to set an example for my children, that the library can be an important resource to access books and movies.
emma from belvidere, IL ida public library : I'm
Mark from International Falls, MN International Falls, MN, USA : Checking out an electronic book for the Kindle
Sandra from Beaverton, OR Beaverton city library : I'm Looking up books similar in style to Agatha Christie's mystery books. I want to check some out. I am using my iPad from my living room drinking my morning coffee.
Kenton from Crawfordsville, IN Crawfordsville, IN 47933, USA : I'm comparing the number of sales books to the number of sale books in Boise, Idaho to see which might be the better library for my career field if I move. Information is a major factor in my career field. Libraries have been a huge part of my success.
Francisco from Beaverton, OR Ceder Mills at Bethany, Portland, OR, USA : I'm Looking on the internet for a job. I'm getting some DVD's and a book. I love it that the library has not given up on the written word.
Bob from LasVegas, NV Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, USA : I'm browsing the e-book catlogue
Barbara from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, USA : I'm looking for a King James Bible I am new to Las Vegas and the library system. As a senior, unfamiliar with all the new internet systems.
Shirley from shirleyhun@comcast.net, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : I'm trying to download E books I am trying to download E books but have not got the hang of it yet. Asked that they have a class at the library for we older citizens to understand this new technology.
Susan from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV : I'm working.
Sheryl from Los Angeles, CA Tempe, AZ 85287, USA : I'm in the early stages of redesigning my library's website and so I'm exploring other libraries' pages.
Laurel from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath, Oregon, USA : I'm reading books, listening to audiobooks, watching movies and documentaries through the Klamath County library system. I now have a kindle and will soon be downloading e-books from the library. I enjoy library materials through theOutreach Program of the Klamath County library sytem here in Oregon. Since I am disabled and cannot go to the library myself, these items are delivered to my doorstep about every six weeks!! I read or listen to an eclectic selection of both fiction and non-fiction. Libraries have always been a big part of my life and I am very grateful to have this wonderful service offered to me as I have not had my driver's license since July 2008 due to medical conditions. Most of my working years were spent in the field of education, many of these years in libraries. For ten years I was the Circulation Manager of the library at George Fox College. (Now George Fox University.)
JOHN from St Helens, OR St.Helens Library ,St.Helens,OR : I'm using the internet,looking for work. I come here at least three times a week, for I have no internet access of my own,plus the library has many more is a place where special appearances by known authors or musicians come to have an intimate audience; or crafters.
Patricia from Myrtle Point, OR Myrtle Point, OR 97458, USA : I'm currently checking out language books, oz books, black stallion books and books about animals. We moved to Myrtle Point on August 11. We totally appreiate the wonderful, stupendous library system in Coos COUNTY. THANKS A BUNCH !! My partner and I feel Libraries are PRIME in a community. The library is often the first building we seek out even if just passing through a town on a road trip. Our son lives in San Juan Puerto Rico (been there for 5 years) He says th elibraries there are a bad joke. This is a sad comment since the Puerto Rican pay high taxes as a territory.
Bill from Astoria, OR Astoria, OR, USA : I'm using library2go library2go
L from Baker City, OR BakeCounty, OR : I'm looking for an audio CD.
Tony from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University - Polytechnic campus, 7001 E Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212, USA : I'm studying phy321 here It is (usually) a quiet place to study with wifi, plenty of power outlets my laptop and PC's to use as secondary.
Isabelle from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-5265, USA : 'm searching for books, articles, checking if my holds have arrived,and the due dates of the items I have checked out. Thank you !! Our Family and Friends LOVE Libraries . . books, resources, events, and the Staff . .
g from North Reading, MA North Reading, MA, USA : I'm online checking my holds
Kate from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library in Las Vegas, NV : I'm researching new career avenues and getting books on my child's latest area of interest. Annoyed by the fact that my library looks like a lot like a video store and fellow patrons abuse parking reserved for green/energy efficient cars. Wish I could learn how I could help my community more. After leaving my job the library has become a big part of my life. I left my employer of eight years on my own terms to find more balance and the library has been a great resource to get new and different ideas on what to do next. The library gives me access to tools I don't have at home, despite having a full office at home - online research tools and books. Just wish my fellow patrons came in for more than videos and respected the gesture of the green parking spots. My car isn't green enough, so I'm personally not being denied something, it just leaves a bad taste about my fellow citizen. I wish the library would take a more active role in shaping the new future - as a community center and a resource. Take a more proactive and provacative position.
Alison from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm putting the newest Ann Beattie book on reserve. I'm also using the database for a college essay on philosophy. I use the library almost every day.
Kat from Beaverton, OR Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005-2883, USA : I'm working on my novel. It's NaNoWriMo and I'm behind on my word count, so I'm using the quiet of the library to focus in on what I need to get done. When I was little the Hillsboro Library was in the same mall as my mom's preschool. We used to go to story time there (the kids's section was in it's own building so we could be as loud as we wanted). By the time I was five it had moved across the street to a new building and I loved books so much I was tired of checking them out on my mom's card so I asked for one of my own. She told me I'd have to be able to write my name on the card. Since I already knew my first name, I learned to spell my last name (which fortunately wasn't too long) and got my first card. I've had one ever since. I love spending time at the library just looking for a good book or CD or sitting in a comfortable chair reading or writing. I even spent some time volunteering as a homework helper in high school.
summer from silverton, OR Silverton, OR 97381, USA : I'm looking for audio books to download I'm a busy SAHM and I REALLY miss reading. Audiobooks offer me some intellectual time while I do the laundry, dishes, etc.
Lisa from Grants Pass, OR 200 NW C St, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA : I'm reseaching my family genealogy I love my library because it is run by volunteers. It also is not funded by taxes, but on donations. Without these donations my library would not have books, computers or lights. Thank you helpers for all that you do.
Alicia from Macomb, MI Clinton-Macomb Public Library : I'm reading the Library Matters e-newsletter to find out what is going on this month at the library. I plan to go see the Music at the Main concert on Sunday to hear a local band and be part of opening the new used book store. Reading a lot more varieties of books that started with a librarian's recommendation and went from there. I could never afford to buy that many titles on my own.
Holden from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA : I'm looking to see if the library has available a book I'm looking for... Looking for David McCullough's latest book--on audio CD to take on a trip.
Richard from Estes Park, CO Public Library, Estes Park, Colorado : I'm Richard Junghans I use them as an information resource
Darla from Chandler, AZ ASU Gammage, Arizona State University, 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm looking for intellectual property research articles
Denise from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA : I'm looking at every book that I can! I love reading and the library is the best way to read as much as I can.
Joel from Seattle, WA White Center, WA, USA : I'm using the library to read about the voter's ballot and fill mine out. I come to the library to study occasionally and even more often to use the computers. I am using this computer to search for further information about the November 8 King County election.
Andrea from Russellville, KY Logan County Public Library, Russellville, KY : I'm checking to see if my library has a book I'd like to read. :) Love my library! It's a wonderful place to go!
verdell from las vegas, NV West Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nv. 89106 : I'm using the library to do computer business and check out dvd's as well as some books. The Library usually has a good crowd, but not over crowded. I love it. We have one of the best systems in the country.
K from Bellevue, WA Lake Hills King County Library System Bellevue, WA 98008 : I mainly borrow books and music CDs. I sometimes borrow DVDs. I put items (mainly books) on hold and then when I'm notified I'll go in and check them out. I know many students that use the computers available at our library system to work on homework.
p from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm being abused by the outrageous fees charged by my library for bringing DVDs back late. These were DVDs that did not have a "hold" so no one was waiting for them anyway. The libraries stole a page out of the for-profit banks and airlines to make money by charging any "fee" they can. But I've always voted for ballot measures to pay for libraries and their employees' and administrators' salaries. That came out of MY property taxes!! And now I may lose my home for being so generous with MY money for decades! Maybe I need to rethink how I vote about funding greedy, uncompassionate libraries (I am not working, but they don't care).
Jeremiah from Mesa, AZ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm studying. A lot. Using the individual study rooms in the Noble Library are the only reason that I pass any of my classes.
Amanda from Mt. Eden, KY Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, USA : After moving from another state, my daughter began a half-day pre-school program. The library offered me an excellent place to read, relax and study while waiting on my child. Our library offers excellent programs that spark interest in reading for children and we take advantage of those opportunities whenever possible. Next to my bank card, my library card is the most used card in my wallet. It is used at least twice weekly. I honestly don't know what I would do without it. We moved to KY and my daughter started Pre-K. I didn't have a job to go to...I love to read. Needless to say, I have read many, many books these past couple of years. It saddens me that more people don't take advantage of this wonderful resource. When the opportunity arises, I am the first to point others in the direction of the APL because it is the best public library I have been in for it's size. I actually live in another county, but since school and work (currently) are in Anderson County, this is the library I use.
keyerra from las vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA : I'm on the computer filling out applications foro jobs,using resources to find out whta jobs are hiring, and a little bit of facebook resources from books and the pc and the people that work here
Renee from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, USA : I'm checking out movies, old ones new releases, its pretty awesome!!!! I check the status of my request on line then i head to my library to get my stuff thats on hold (DVDs). plus my kids LOVE going to the library, we go once a week.
Jo from Sudbury, MA Goodnow Library. Sudbury. Ma. 01776 : I'm looking for "Secrets of Eden" by Chris Bohjalian. I would like to reserve it please? Can you let me know if it is available ? I belong to a book club and enjoy reading. I am also a senior so being able to borrow books instad of having to buy them is important.
Joey from Portland, OR NW Cornell : I'm using the internet while my tween daughter participates in an "Angry Birds" workshop hosted at the library. My daughter uses the library frequently. She loves to come here to do homework, use the computers and participate in events. We have been coming since she was a baby and she was always a big fan of stroytime for toddlers. I also use library resources to aid in my work with special needs children on the school bus. Books on tape or CD are great for these kids!
Celia from Klamath Falls, OR Klamath County Library, Klamath Falls, OR : I'm reserving a book by a favorite author.
Valérie from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, OR, USA : I'm working on a webinar I will be presenting to a group of HR professionals on November 16. My daughter goes to ballet a few blocks away and I always enjoy the cozy atmosphere of our local library. People are kind, the place is clean and it's a great place to spend a couple of hours. I conduct international troubleshooting and cross-cultural mediation for companies. I constantly use the library because it is loaded with great magazines and newspapers, as well as reference books. Librarians are helpful and knowledgeable often becoming useful assistants to my work. I greatly value the library system the United States offer. I grew up in Switzerland and was delighted to find such great system of inter-loan between libraries in the States. Thank you for all you do for us!
Melanie from Auburn, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA : I'm trying to check if I have any outstanding fines or books out. I checked out a book to read to my second grade class and the forgot to return the book. I have received a notice about the book. Day before yesterday I taped a note and a $10.00 bill to the book and put it in the drop box. I wanted to make sure they received it.
lexi from austin, TX Austin, TX, USA : I'm lexi This helps with bedtime stories. I have 3 children and its hard taking them to the library.
Wanda Martin from Las Vegas, NV whitney, NV,USA : I'm waiting for computer time I depend on the library computer for use. I wish this library could be given more computers, so waiting time is less.
Maya from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, Oregon : I am helping my daughter find materials for a research paper on "A Room with a View" I can't imagine a life without libraries. They are so fundamental to what we stand for as a country. They provide opportunities to all, regardless of race, country, educational level. Through the library, you can get the knowledge to achieve the opportunities this country has to offer.
ella from p-town, AZ Hayden Lib., Tempe, AZ : I'm usin' it to get some knowledge ese, what else!?! Research for a paper yo!
Keonna from Las Vegas, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA : I'm using the computer.
Dorothy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, Corvallis, OR : I'm accessing information online and I read ebooks and audiobooks for my wireless device. I love the library, but with my busy schedule, I love the convenience and the hassle free and worry free regarding due dates and no fines on the ebooks and audiobooks for my iTouch. Thank you so much. I love to read in my spare time and love the fact that I can read a book in line or while waiting on my mobile device. I can even listen to an audiobook and put it on a sleep timer and fall asleep and when I wake up or the next time, my place in the story is saved.
evelyn from Waldport, OR Waldport, OR, USA : I'm putting a book on hold I'm in the process of reading a book now and I want to put the second book in the series on hold where it will be available when I'm finished reading this one.
Michele from Scappoose, OR Scappoose, OR 97056, USA : I'm looking for books I heard about at a conference. I use two libraries: my city library, and the county library system in the next county over (Multnomah County, Oregon.) If my local library doesn't have an item, but the larger one does, I will often request a purchase, and they usually buy the item. That's what I was doing today.
Shannon from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm checking out e-books, placing holds, and renewing materials; also setting up a study table for a group of high school students that will include my teen. LOVE my local library. I love everything about our library-- we visit in person, (usually at least weekly), we use the library's programs, research with its database features, check out print materials, audio-visual materials, and digital titles. The youth services staff is a real dream team at our library. They are endlessly patient and supportive of literacy in the broadest possible sense. Words fail me, really, in capturing what an important part of my (now teenaged) child's life they have been over the past decade. I certainly credit them with fostering an ongoing love of reading in the community.
RM from Acushnet, MA Acushnet, MA, USA : I'm reserving DVDs to review for a project my students are working on.
jan from Portland, OR cedar mill portland ore 97229 : I'm jangardner30@comcast.net
W. Althia from Brookings, OR Chetco Community in Brookings, Orgeon : I'm use my libarry card to down load some book. I want to use my library card to down load some books
Sandra from Albany, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm reading lots and lots of books......for FREE! I got tired of paying for books that I only read once. I decided to check out the Library! Lots of books, I don't have to pay for them (unless I forget to bring them back on time!), and I can just sit in the library and look at dozens of books without fear that someone will ask me "Do you want to buy that?"
betsy from new haven, CT Fair Haven Branch Library, New Haven, CT 06513, USA : I'm handing out Halloween candy :) The New Haven Free Public Library system, of which we are a branch, definitely reaches out to the community with programs, multilingual staff, and neighborly feel. People of all walks of life come through our doors.
Paula from Orange, MA Athol, MA, USA : I'm using the internet for research, as well as reading some material that I already had print out. As we do not have electricity in New England the library is a great place to get work done!
dahl from henderson, NV malcolm library, henderson, nv : I'm trying to find bestsellers and order on line i am very involved in the libraries in nevada. I believe libraries are a great outreach tool for the community and for those who could not afford to buy books.
g from North Reading, MA North Reading, MA, USA : I'm searching for DVDs from home A great way to get DVDs for entertainment on snowy nights.
Rosemarie from Brookings, OR Klamath Falls : I'm finding out that the Chetco Community Library in Brookings offers WIFI access. I've just bought a home in the community for vacation use, and I want to be able to download Library2Go audiobooks there. I'm retired. Used to be a literature professor. Became that in part because, when I was in 1st grade, my teacher said "Now you can go to the public library and get a card, just like grownups." So the public library is a necessary part of my life.
Rita from Somerset, MA Somerset, MA, USA : I'm a new user I like to read some fiction, but also self help books, and craft books, and cook books.
Lynne from Mansfield, MA Mansfield, MA, USA : I'm doing research for a paper I visit my hometown library at least once a week. I access the library network almost daily. It's my starting point for gathering research information. It privides alot of my entertainment in the forms of books, movies, magazines, and more
Sarah from Mesa, AZ ASU Gammage, Arizona State University, 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm gathering journal articles, working on my first literature review for SOC 391, ASU. I am on Online Student at ASU, I use our library resources online, and in person in order to study. I prefer to use the library in person, and take my personal computer (lap top) with me, as to access the library resources, such as journals or scholarly search engines. Being in the library, even with my own computer, allows me to "feel" like I am studying, and does help me to focus. I believe that when I have to solid feeling that I am studying, I retain more information. The social perception of the importance of a library and its relation to studying does affect me that way, and I will take it, I prefer to do well in my classes and LOVE to learn. Although, today, I simply did not feel like getting ready to leave the house, thus, I am studying from the comfort of home.
Sally from Lawrenceburg, KY Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, USA : I'm got a trip coming up and need reading material for plane. We just got Kindle downloads at local library. Easier to carry reading material. Two books in one thin device. Each time I move, I get a library card before I get all utilities completed.
Melissa from Hood River, OR Hood River County Library : I'm checking library hours.. I need a good book for this cold rainy night! Our library was closed for one year due to budget cuts. It was a terribly sad situation. Finally, we just reopened it, but with really quirky limited hours... treasure and protect your library. It is a terrible thing to lose.
Morgen from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Benton County Public Library : I'm at work
Lana from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm renewing the items I have checked out. I always have items out from the library. I like to read new books and watch TV shows on DVD. I recently took up a new hobby--embroidery. I taught myself the basics and started creating embroidered pieces after picking up books on how to do it from the library. The library is awesome! I also use the OSU Library. I work remotely and sometimes I feel isolated sitting at my desk at home all day. I've started bringing my laptop to the library and working there a few days a week. I like being around people that are studying, it really helps me concentrate.
Robert from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas : I'm looking for online music. I order all my books online and pick them up at the branch library.
Monique from Tolleson, AZ online : I'm using it for research I'm working on my degree in library and information science. Many assignments require the use of libraries online and/or in person. Today I'm scoping out information online to use at a library.
Alison from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA Undefined: I'm using the library website to check the classification of a couple titles we carry at our high school library, to see if we're aligned. "A Million Little Pieces" is listed as non-fiction. Really?? undefined
Q from Heppner, OR Heppner, OR 97836, USA : I'm placing a hold on a book
Kelsey from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA : I'm putting a book on hold I love to read and I love that I can request books to go to my library rather than drive all over town to the different libraries to get books. I also love that the library has a kids area for my little girl to play at.
Mary from Portland, OR Hood River, Oregon County Library : I'm a first-time visitor in Hood River and want to enjoy my two days here by first finding out something about the town history, especially in relation to the library itself and to the town's experience during and after the forced removal of Japanese Americans in the 1940's.
Wanda from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Library : I'll be returning books and DVDs that I checked out. My favorite library service is being able to go online and have books held. I usually know what I want to read/view, so I can browse through the offerings at home and then just pop in and out of the library to pick them up. I LOVE my public library! I've always been a reader, and I cannot imagine not having a book (or two...or more) at hand to read. However, my husband is quite ill and needs a lot of care, which limits the time I can be away from home. Being able to go online and reserve books or other materials makes it possible for me to then just pick up the items without having to be gone from home for a longer time period.
Elizabeth from Henderson, NV Water @ Gibson Library, Henderson, NV 89015, USA : I'm checking to see if the book I requested has arrived. I rely on the library in introduce new books to my children, which has helped cultivate a love of reading already at ages four and a half, and one and a half. They are excited to make a visit, and often take the new favorite in the car for them to read and flip through on drives. Without the resources made available at the library my ability to access information pertinent to my personal development would be greatly diminished. The library makes it possible to explore new areas of interest and then later make a more informed decision as to which I should invest in owning a copy of myself. This is true of the exposure its given me regarding my children and the books they enjoy as well. The same can be said of music and films, (especially BBC miniseries). Our family loves the library!
Andrea from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA : I'm adding DVD's and music to my hold list. Saving money by borrowing books, music and movies.
Kate from Albany, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm downloading audio books. I love visiting the library and checking out materials, but mostly I use Library2Go through my local library to check out audio materials. It makes my commute (1 hour each way) much more bearable!
Lisbeth from las veges, NV rainbow library : I'm finding books today at the library, i must finish my project. the library is relaxing.after that i am going to do my activitis play in the park. i am 9 years old.my little sister is about to turn 4 years old my big sister is 15 my big brother is 17 my mom is 46 years old my dad is 43 years old i also teach my little sister how to read some different languages.all my famlily loves to go to the library also me.report from las vegas Nv lisbeth franco. all ages must to come to the library.it's a lot to learn and we need to learn.
Laurel from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm checking the catalog for e-books to download to my Kobo I enjoy reading books, but don't always have time to make it to the library. The ebooks are always available and very convenient.
vedetta from las vegas, NV sunrise library las vegas,nv : I'm using the computer the library has helped me look for a job...by using thier computers daily
Merle from mesquite, NV mesquite : I'm downloading music
Penny from N Las Vegas, NV North Las Vegas, NV : I'm renewing a book
Kirk from Tigard, OR Beaverton City Library - Murray Scholls, Beaverton, OR 97007, USA : I'm dropping off and picking up.
Jean from Portland, OR Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005-2883, USA : I'm grading papers where it's quiet! The library is a great place to spread out, and it provides a distraction-free atmosphere so that I can work undisturbed.
Peggy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm accessing my account online, as well as looking up some books which I hope to find at my library. In retirement, we have chosen to give away most of our own books, and rely on this public library for a widely varied assortment of both references and personal reading matter. The CPL is a top-notch source for information of all sorts, always a delight.
Zina from Cottage Grove, OR Marion, IN, USA : I'm trying to find a telephone number for my brother. I have been trying to find my brother Terry Chambers. I need to talk with him about a family problem. I am Zina Shanks (Chambers) and my brother Terry and two sisters lived at 605 W. 11th.st. Jonesboro, IN. We moved to Downey, Ca when the Owens Glass factory closed in Gas City.
L from Tempe, AZ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA : I'm looking for a dissertation
gleb from kent, WA Kent, WA, USA : I'm searching for classic books I always use the library system to read certain books of interest, and on occasion movies as well. Another priceless feature is access to AllData, an online automotive self-help catalog.
Lisa from Harper Woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA : This afternoon,I'm going to return a book and pick up a book that's on hold for me.
Amy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA : I'm requesting books and cds online
Kris from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA Music, movies and games: I'm looking for good books and DVD's. I am a senior and therefore have a goodly amount of time to spend on recreational reading/viewing.
Melissa from Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm finding books on baby care so that I can read up on things before my daughter reaches those milestones. I appreciate being able to get multiple books on the same subject by different authors to get multiple points of view. I have a 3 month old daughter and I am the type of person who wants to be informed about things, even if I find out more than I really need. For example, my daughter has some sleep troubles so I have checked out 5-6 books on baby sleep so that I can get different takes on sleep training.
Dave from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117-5959, USA Research and homework: I'm researching for a lesson plan. I'm researching Native American literature as I design a lesson plan. In the lesson, I'd like to teach eleventh-graders which (if any) elements are most prominent across the early fiction of Native American cultures.
Lopaka from Henderson, NV N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm volunteering and assisting in computer usage/training
Patricia from Clinton Township-, MI Clinton Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, MI Books and reading: I'm looking for the book "The Second Brain" by Michael Gerhson I no longer buy books; I rely on the locsl public library to meet my needs. I do have a Kindle, but am at the low end of the learning curve.
Amy from Philomath, OR Philomath City Library, Philomath, OR 97370, USA Research and homework: I'm placing some items on hold and using the wireless internet connection to do my online college courses. have access to a wealth of information! I use the library in many different ways. I read for enjoyment and through my local library I have discovered many different styles of fiction, many that I wouldn't have given a try otherwise. I'm also a curious person. My mother taught me what her father taught her; if you know how to read, there's nothing you can't learn! I've learned so many things, from how to tie knots to chicken health to the life story of Cesar Chavez. I can travel anywhere in the world and through time into the past. All of this from my local library!
Elisabeth from Wheeler, OR Manzanita, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm returning books and a CD and checking out books on hold. have access to a wide range of books and information. I have been a life-long library patron. I have worked in public libraries for years as an Information Aide and in youth services.I can't imagine a civilized community without a public library at its core.
Laurie from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my account status for when my "hold" books might be available. be able to read good books for free. I still love books and do not own an electronic reading device (nor do I wish to own one).
carol from redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm finding craft and song ideas for my toddler classes. Plus, always on the lookout for more Christian fiction. have new fresh songs,stories and craft ideas for the toddler and preschool classes that I teach.
Debbie from Kirkland, WA KCLS Kirkland WA Books and reading: I'm putting holds on books for myself and my elderly mother (the books are brought to her assisted living community by the Traveling Library). Titles were selected from the 9-15 issue of Booklist (which I picked up at my library earlier) and Nancy Pearl's Book Lust to Go, which I just finished reading. have access to all the books I want to read! Since my position was eliminated (I was a school librarian!), I have lots of time, not much money.
Marjory from Miami, FL North Dade Public Library Research and homework: I'm using the library as a resourceful tools to assist inner city students. be able to encourage kids to read. Libraries are an essential tool for brain development and personal growth. A library in any community helps kids get acquainted with the fantasy world at the same time reality.
jan from beaverton, OR beaverton, oregon Research and homework: I'm wanting to check out susan wolf's book:Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and the Care of the Dying: A Report of The Hastings Center (Indiana University Press be able to do my work enlightenment
monica from Las Vegas, MT rainbow library Space: I'm have a variety of books to read
Bethany from Tempe, AZ Tempe, AZ, USA Research and homework: I'm researching a paper have anything but opinion to put in my paper The data bases the library has is a great resource. No matter what the subject I'm writing about for class, I can always find academic sources to inform and support the paper. With an interdisciplinary field like the one I'm studying, it's important to have a wide variety of sources to choose from.
Nancy from Shrewsbury, MA Shrewsbury, MA, USA Kids: Looking to see what books that I've requested are ready to be picked up... have so many different books to read to my two small children I enjoy the fact that I can reserve them online and I get an email notification when they are ready for pick up. I also like getting the email to let me know when they are due. My children are 2 and 3 and I work full time. If not for the online access we probably wouldn't use it so much.
Romeo from Lynnwood, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using it to the max fill this survey Its such an important institution. I love to come to study in the library. I could find a wide range of books and database in King County Library system.
Barbara from Redmond, WA Redmond Books and reading: I'm looking for books to put on hold be able to read as much as I do or would have to either purchase and reread books I use the library all the time, mostly to get books, movies, and audio books. I love the library! For a long time I was also using it for Internet connection because I did noit have that at home. I brought in my laptop and logged in.
Marlys from North Bend, WA King County, Vashon, WA from my computer Books and reading: I'm renewing a book. read as many books It is too expensive to buy all the books I want to read. I also research different authors to find out what they have written.
Nancy from Beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA Books and reading: Renewing books Read nearly as much and such variety. Libraries have allowed me to have access to a broad assortment of materials - books, CDs, videos, magazines - that did not require me to spend money on them. This is a highly valued and sustainable way to access a variety of materials, regardless of one's financial position in life.
Martha from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I came in specifically to have a coffee be as content with life Love to browse in book stacks. Now that Borders is defunct, libraries are even more essential to me.
Eve from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Kids: I'm looking for ebooks for children who are in temp. foster homes so that I may read have as much great diverse material to entertain see foster home child comment above
sam from alta loma, CA Las Vegas Clark County Library District Music, movies and games: I'm Sam from Southern California, very interested in libarary where there are so many books, tapes, and movies in the library so we can read, or watch to educated ourself in many ways possible, to keep up with the world changes, here, and, there! I wouldn't not be able to keep up with the world events, situation, and changes. Library is where all informations that we can seek to obtain in many ways we can....no limtation.
Jinny from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA Books and reading: I'm checking to see what books I've read and what books I want to read next. I plan to go to the library tomorrow to turn in the Monarch Of the Glen series 2 boxed video set. be able to ready so many good books. I'm excited about getting The Help book again. I didn't get it read in the two weeks I had it and had to turn it back in, so now I'm number 41 in the list of Holds, but I was 44, and I know I'll eventually get to be number 1, and will be able to finish it! I can hardly wait.
Beverly from Kent, WA Burien, WA, USA Other: I'm beverly be able to use the internet
rick from las vegas, NV rainbow Books and reading: I'm rick szuran
Nancy` from bellevue, WA King County Library Research and homework: I'm checking my account and trying to find an article in CHronicle of Higher Ed be as happy and as widely read I appreciate the rich resources of the library and the ability to share a variety of media.
Lindy from Albany, OR Albany Public Library, OR Research and homework: I'm doing research, checking out books, using it as a place to study, meeting people there. Have learned an amazing amount of information - whether for homework, or personal betterment. The library is a special place where ANYONE is welcome, and all viewpoints are presented. It is a place for community and making them strong.
sapna from sammamish, WA king county library,sammamish wa 98074 Books and reading: I'm checking out books on crafts and other such hobbies.I also sit at the library to read magazines and other articles. be reading interesting articles about gardening,cooking etc
Brendan from Burns, OR Burns, OR, USA Kids: I'm looking up a book for my son's senior project and requesting another book for another son. Be able to teach my sons the vast array of resources available through inter library loan.
steph from beaverton, OR SW Murray Scholls Dr, Beaverton, OR 97007, USA Work or finding work: computer/printer to look for job
Torie from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, 3150 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128-7821, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books, DVDs, music CDs, using the databases for articles on health, consumer information, history, countries and cultures, and travel. Enrich vmy knowlege and entertainment. For me, libraries are sanctuaries. I can find not only the various titles on different subjects. It is a place I can count on to get information I need with the help of the staff and attend cultural programs, classes are free such as learning how to download e-books, use computers, and the latest thing is the downloading tracks of music that I like or never heard before. I love my library.
sandra from The Dalles OR, OR The Dalles Or Public Library Books and reading: I'm looking for a particular book by Gulley. be able or have access to all the books I read. Enjoyed a public library since I was small.
Brian from Gahanna, OH Columbus, OH, USA Undefined: I'm renewing a book
Linda from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, OR, USA Other: I'm checking my email
Jack from hood river, OR Hood River, OR 97031, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing my book. read as much or as many books. allows me/my kids to enjoy the selection of materials and reinforces the importance of reading.
Monique from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the library online in order to obtain some dvds. be able to afford to buy all the books, dvds, and cds that I get on loan from the library. By being able to obtain items from my local library, I was able to successfully complete my college degree. Now that I have completed my degree, I still use the library to satisfy my curious mind and to assist me in learning new hobbies, find new recipes, read current issues, and lastly, to pass on my love of reading to my children and grandchildren.
Christy from Corvallis, OR Benton County Public Library Corvallis, OR Books and reading: I'm checking the library catalog from home to determine how many of the Duncan Kincaid mystery books written by Deoborah Crombie the library stocks. The library plays a huge role in my life. I read approximately 135 books per year and frankly cannot afford to buy everything I read. Additionally I like to read magazines and we can check issues out from our library, so several times a year I check out several dozen magazines at a time. Occasionally I go to the library to use their wireless internet service. More than anything I enjoy a weekend afternoon where I can go to the library with no goal in mind, browse the stacks and leave with several books that "spoke to me."
shirley from beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA Undefined: I'm have as much literature available. I love audiobooks and they enable me to listen and still do other things.
Ahad from Beaverton, OR Beaverton, OR, USA Music, movies and games: I'm awesome! read books
Shirley from Beaverton, OR Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005-2883, USA Books and reading: I'm connecting individuals with information. be a part of a dynamic community
Linda from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm looking for books on PA genealogy have access to Heritage Quest
Vicky from Scottsdale, AZ Hayden Library. Arizona State University, 3031 S Rural Rd #2, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a textbook for a class I am taking. have textbooks for free or have a good place to study The librarby is a quiet place where I can study and get work done. I can also use their printers to print out what I need for class.
leah from greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA Other: I'm writing a grant online be able to get this grant done as my internet went out at home.
Hannah from Corvallis, OR Corvallis - Benton County Public Library. Corvallis, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm doing homework for college and also watching a television show and checking out a few books. have had internet access for a week and would not have completed my online homework.
Sarah from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA Research and homework: I'm using it to read new non-fiction and study. Check out games and DVDs. Light reading too. be able to afford all the goodies I check out. Two student household makes for a small entertainment budget and the library is fabulous for increasing our quality of life.It also give me a great substitute job for circulation that as a student is a blessing these days. Our library is pretty much awesome.
Brian from Tempe, AZ Arizona, USA Music, movies and games: I'm not Google that shit.
Divya from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm a mother of a 1yr old kid. My daughter enjoys the books I get from the library. I am really impressed with the service and maintainence of the library.
rachel from henderson, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up books. Read as much!
Jan from Alsea, OR Alsea Community Library Alsea, Oregon Books and reading: Today I'm checking my library account to see which of the books I've asked for have arrived at my local branch. read nearly the number of books I like to read. I use our community library on a regular basis because of its great selection of 'Books on Tape'. While the written word is always my favorite form of reading; the books on tape are invaluable to me on my daily commute to and from work. To purchase those books would be so expensive and therefore prohibitive to me. The library fills the bill!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisa from Bellevue, WA Lake Hills Library, Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm using the library by reserving study rooms twice a week for an hour to get language tutoring for my daughter. She needs to be able to speak with her language tutor and small study rooms at the local library are perfect! find so many interesting books to read, or have such a great place for meeting my daughter's tutors. My daughter is a native English speaker but is in her 10th year of Spanish and 3rd year of French. She is a 9th grade. She doesn't get enough opportunity to speak in her language classes, so I have native speakers tutor her at our local library. Our library has small study rooms that you can reserve and it's okay to talk in these rooms because they are sound proof!
Marsha from Normandy Park, WA DES moines Books and reading: I'm Marsha Read as much. Both my husband and I read everyday. We read novels, biographies, non-fiction. We would be less aware of what is going on without the library. We will soon be taking our new grand daughter to the library.
Antonio from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, OR, USA Other: I'm gonig into my web site to copy a reservation have to find another organization The library is a resource of information,socially, academically.
Cheryl from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book I read about on nytimes.com have access to so many books.
Rachel from Wareham, MA Wareham, MA, USA Kids: I'm fostering a love of reading in my son! have access to any book I want! Or be able to go to museums We are on a budget, but I love to read. It is important that my children grow up surrounded by books. The library is an important place in our lives, and on top of all the great books, we love getting passes to area museums and the zoo so we can visit local attractions!
Emily from Howell, MI Howell, MI, USA Research and homework: I'm learning about how to better serve my patrons! have my job! I currently work as the Circulation Supervisor at my library. I am researching the changes that are taking place in public libraries today and what this means for our users. All of us at the Howell Carnegie Library are passionate about the services we offer and want to be sure we are getting our users what they need.
Doris from Winder, GA Auburn, GA, USA Kids: I'm checking event schedule have a variety of books to read. My friend works at the library and has a book club. From other members I learn a variety of authors and books. My grandson likes the books and movies for kids as well as the puZzles that the library has there.
Hersi from Tukwila, WA King County Library Books and reading: I was browsing the library catalog to search a subject to learn more about. be able to read.
Steve from Henderson, NV Lydia Malcolm Library, Henderson, NV Books and reading: I'm looking for books to check out. be able to read more books than I can afford to buy. I was out of work all of 2010 and was running out of books that I already owned to read and couldn't afford to buy more. Then I discovered how easy it is to check out books at the library online. As easy to use as Amazon and for free!
M from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm setting up my Kindle have any room on my bookshelves I visit the library at least twice a week - and I'm on the website every day! It is my first resource for entertainment and knowledge.
k ganesh from Las vegas, NV rainbow library Books and reading: Looking for books by authors
jacki from Las Vegas, NV Spring Valley, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library website from my home be able to read! i am unemployed and cannot afford to purchase books. i read daily-VOLUMES! When i lost my job, i had no other option but to use the library. i confess i feel my local library "community" is POOR-there is much room for improvement in titles offered/available, the attitude of the library employees (this is city wide by the way) and the HORRIBLE and unweildy website-really "un-user-friendly!
Peg from Henderson, NV Henderson Library, Henderson, NH Research and homework: I'm researching family genealogy and using the library's on-line resources. be able to afford all the genealogy resources that my local library so generously offers. After becoming the keeper of my grandmother's bibles, photos and family documents, I have used the library resources to uncover my family history. I'm an avid reader and truly appreciated all the Henderson City Libraries offer to our community.
Sue from Henderson, NV Galleria Library Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for the latest releases and I found several. be able to afford to read all the books that I currently read, 127 so far this year. I have been using libraries since I was around 6 years old, that makes it 60 years so far! I couldn't imagine life without them. Currently my favorite genre is Amish stories.
Pat from Spencer, IN Spencer, IN 47460, USA Books and reading: We live in a rural area that has no cable t.v. access. The Library has a wonderful selection of films and videos that we enjoy regularly. Plus, everyone at the Library is friendly and nice; it's a great place to socialize among friends. have access to books and movies and nice people! The Library has been essential in my life since early childhood. My parents encouraged us to read and books were accessible only through the Library. We raised our children in the same way. They are avid readers and active citizens. Hurray for Libraries!
Rebecca from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up books on WWII to use for homeschooling my 4th grader. be able to homeschool without spending tons of money. I also would not have seen many movies released since 2005, learned Mandarin Chinese, or tried reading an ebook. Our library plays a huge role in our homeschool. We go every week, bringing home 40-70 books for school and free-time reading. Historical fiction is my favorite library resource, but we also use many non-ficiton books including poetry, folk tales, and foreign language resources. We could never buy all the books we use, although I have purchased some books that we first previewed at the library.
ken from las vegas, NV enterprise Books and reading: I'm returning and checking out read as many books
Jennifer from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Library, Henderson, NV Books and reading: I'm looking to download another e-book! Have access to so many wonderful resources for my family, my classriom, or myself
robin from clinton township, MI Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038-2955, USA Undefined: I'm renewing a dvd about vincent van gogh. explore art/independent films
CaSandra from Corvallis, OR Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330, USA Kids: I'm checking out children's books for my preschool classroom. We don't have many in our personal library so I'm here every week. The library allows me to provide a wealth of reading, research, and other literacy materials that otherwise wouldn't be available to the kids I serve. be able to share my love of quality children's literature with the kids in my class.
Cindy from Corvallis, OR Corvallis, OR, USA Socializing and networking: I'm picking up books and DVD's I placed on reserve, returning books, dropping off a poster for a non-profit event, and stopping by to say good-bye to a staff member I've worked with when I've volunteered for the past 6 years. be as connected to my community as I am. I volunteer three days a week in three different departments in the library. Since I work as a writer/editor outside the library, this volunteer work is one of my main connections with the larger community. Without libraries, I wouldn't have become a writer, or be able to continue my writing or editing work. The library is our main source of information, reference and entertainment. It's absolutely necessary on a daily basis for my whole family.
John from Cork Cork City Libraries, Ireland. Other: I'm looking at a book called 'Library Blogging' by Karen A. Coombs and Jason Griffey (Linworth books, 2008) and on p.18 they suggest searching http://www.columbuspublic-genealogy.blogspot.com/. However, that seems to be an obsolete address which leads elsewhere. be a fulfilled person I work in a public library and believe passionately that where politicians do not invest in public libraries they are forced instead to provide larger budgets for more prison spaces, more policing, more social welfare, dealing with more drop-outs from society, instead of providing resources for self-directed learning and lifelong self-fulfillment. (As I was forced to pick a 'State or Province' below I picked anyone at random.
Beverly from Macomb, MI Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038-2955, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking to see if dvds i want are in stock and if items i have on hold are available be as informed as I am. I would probably also be bored to tears Libraries have played an important part of at least 55 of my sixty one years. I first visited the Library as a first grader and have been in love with it ever since. That is has evolved to include modern technology only makes it that much more wonderful
Adele from Louisville, KY Jeffersontown, KY, USA Books and reading: I'm going to access it via my home computer Read at least a book per week I have been using the Louisville Free Public Library system since I was a young child. My mother, brothers and I would take the bus to the main library branch in downtown Louisville. My love of words, good writing and interest in the larger world outside of Kentucky can be attributed, in large part, to that early access to the city library. I participated in a "Great Books" club in elementary school, but would not have been able to do so were it not for the ability to borrow the necessary material from our library system.
R from San Diego, CA ASU Gammage, Arizona State University, 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA Research and homework: I'm researching synchronous digital reference services.
Douglas from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Checking the status of my hold requests.
Rebecca from Glendale, AZ Fletcher Library, Glendale, AZ 85306, USA Research and homework: I'm researching obesity! research very much
Lisa from Las Vegas, NV Clark Lu Ty library, las Vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm exploring books available on kindle!
Ann from Bellevue, WA Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold read most of the books I read I like books, and I like to own books that I've read and really enjoyed. But the library lets me borrow almost any book I can imagine -- new, old, bestseller or obscure. I only go on to buy my own copies of favorites. So my husband is ESPECIALLY thankful for public libraries, otherwise we'd be broke and buried in books.
Kat from Hood River, OR Hood River County Library Books and reading: I'm looking for books. be able to read many of the books I want to read.
Kelsey from Tempe, AZ Hayden Hall, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA Research and homework: I'm researching the effect of standardized testing on education.
Noelle from Corvallis, OR Corvallis-Benton County Public Libr Books and reading: I'm going to storytime, picking out books with my child, and borrowing movies. We LOVE the library! be able to provide so many books and learning experiences for my child! And, I'd go broke trying to fill in those gaps! :) My library is such a huge part of our community, especially for families.
Ian from Portland, OR Beaverton City Library Books and reading: I'm at work. Be well-read Libraries are essential to the educational needs of the community.
S from Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University - Hayden Library - Tempe, Arizona Research and homework: I'm taking an online music notation class at ASU. have free access to so much information : ) I have been going to public libraries since I have been 4 years old. Going to the library started as a family outing. The library became a place I often retreated to as a teenager and now as an adult I work in an academic library. The library was always a safe place to wait and do homework in while waiting for my Mom to get out of work when I was in high school. I spent many hours completing research assignments in libraries while attending college. Having access to such a wealth of information has always intrigued me and helped me. I have learned about other cultures, played better guitar music, located helpful resources, and found kindred fictional and non-fictional characters I could relate to because of the great items that exist in libraries. Currently,I also enjoy assisting others finding the information they need in the library : )
Christine from Las Vegas, NV Spring Valley, NV, USA Other: I'm searching PERSI on Heritage Quest ...have access to these databases.
Dean from Lincoln City, OR ASU Gammage Socializing and networking: I'm attempting to view 1975 online yearbook for ASU, Tempe, AZ to view the events of the year as well as list of graduates of that year
Tracie from phoenix, AZ ASU Libraries Research and homework: I'm using it to watch assigned video. be able to complete required course material. The library has always been fascinating to me and quite informative. I learn something new everytime I access one.
Sheila from Kirkland, WA Redmond, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm tutoring read so many great books! As a retired person, my income has gone down. I used to buy a lot of books but now I use the library.
Catherine from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm using Books 24x7 to read a book the library doesn't have be able to do a better job
Janice from Seatac, WA Boulevard Park, Seattle, WA Books and reading: I'm PoodleMom206 have the chance to read so many wonderful books. I'm old-school, so I can't imagine curling up on a rainy day with a Kindle or iPad. Also, I work at a computer all day long, so my eyes like the change of looking at type on paper. Because I have a small house, I cannot store books. The library provides me with the opportunity to read books I wouldn't buy. Also, many times at the library I just grab a book that looks interesting. No money invested if it's a stinker!
Jordan from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm looking up information for my speech topic for my Com. class at UNLV havea proper place to study, research, and do homework away from campus.
S. from Cave Junction, OR Josephine Community Libraries, Illinois Valley, Oregon Other: I'm trying to figure out how to use ebooks. Downloaded the software, but when I choose a book, it goes on a reserved list. be in a country that gives access to information to it's citizens. Many in our community can not afford internet access, which is absurdly expensive and slow in rural areas. The library has filled a huge need.
Deb from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA Programs and classes: I'm using the library online. I am using a Microsoft word tutoral. be able to have all these books and learning expierences. Because of lack of work, I was laid off from my job. I had taken a class in micro soft word, but haven't used it so I have forgotten. Because of the library, I am able to have a review of this subject on my computer. The price is right and it is helping me to better myself. Thank you.
Martha from Vashon, WA King, Washington, USA Research and homework: I'm doing genealogy I enjoy borrowing books so I can share them with my two granchildren who live near to us. The books are typically through ILL so I am not limited to what the library in our commuity has on their shelves. At present, we are reading the old Thorton Burgess animal books that I read as a child. These books are hard to come by in a books store, not to mention expensive. My mouth is still sore from reading 114 pages in the book about Jerry Muskrat! ... at one sitting with an insatiable kindergartner.
Mary from Las Veagas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Space: I'm studing able to read without problem
random from tukwila, WA Fairwood, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm a person placing holds and using computers! do my homework, read some cool stuff, be entertained. its just epic, libraries are.
A from henderson, NV Malcolm library, Henderson, NV Undefined: I'm searching for library hours for the Malcolm library in Henderson, NV .... (to no avail). read
Sandra from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing one of my books be reading nearly as much. I love having the large print books available. I had loved reading for many years but my eyes had gotten so bad that reading had become a chore rather than something I could do for enjoyment. One of my Mah Jongg ladies mentioned that the library had a good sized large print section. I got a card and found reading for pleasure again. LOVE LARGE PRINT!!!!!!
barbara from narberth, PA Narberth, PA, USA Undefined: using the computer and wishing that the library system used a better internet service (Please!)
Carol from Kingston, MA Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St, Kingston, MA 02364-1441, USA Other: I'm using the subscription to Consumer Reports
Katelyn from Scottsdale, AZ Hayden Library, Tempe, AZ Research and homework: I'm looking for articles. be able to access the important information I need. I need to be able to access information remotely, as I am a college senior who lives a ways away from my campus.
Ahmad from Laveen, AZ Noble Library, Tempe, AZ Research and homework: I'm doing online physics homework. be studying this late.
Miki from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up and requestion books that come next in the series I and my children are reading. Read as much as I do. I love to read! I love getting new book and exploring a new story. It's not suprising that I can't afford to purchase every book I read. Therefore, checking them out at my local library gives me the opportunity to read as much as I want.
Brett from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Music, movies and games: Use the study areas on occasion, check-out books, magazines, movies, Keep up on the latest magazines, books, music and movies. My wife's english is her second language. Checking out the ESL programs, and books, music and movies has greatly improved her english and has re-ignited my passion for reading.
steven from Federal Way, WA woodmont, Des moines, WA Books and reading: I'm getting books and music to enrich my life be reading as much
Alicia from bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm looking for environmental science books be able to help my students I teach ELL science and the books at my school are too difficult for many of my student's reading comprehension level
Audrey from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking for books. have my favorite hobby to participate in, at a reasonable cost. I love to read...lots of books...and many different genre. If I had to purchase all that I read, a) I could not afford to read as much as I do and b) I would have no place to keep all the books I bought.
Bill from Beaverton, OR Cedar Mill Library, NEAR Beaverton, OR Research and homework: I'm finding and checking out new books, cd's and DVD's. I also just walk the stacks of SAME to see what strikes my intellectual fancy. I LOVE the library for my saturday afternoon SERINDIPITY Sessions... I'm a life-long-learner, a political WONK, and MUSIC LOVER. So I like to see my Tax DOllars at work on the shelves and the kinds of people I MEET when I come here.
Jayne from The Dalles, OR The Dalles, OR 97058, USA Books and reading: I'm ordering books. I'm a staff member. I'm also checking out the next book in the YA series I'm reading.
Heidi from Lake Forest Park, WA Lake Forest Park, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up book ideas using the library's new system of similar book suggestions. be able to check out books to preview. Books to read with my kids. Books on take or ebooks or eaudiobooks to download. We use our library nearly continuously. I love our library system and try to support as much as possible.
cheryl from columbus, WI columbus public library, columbus, wi Work or finding work: I'm looking for more electronic and computer connections. My library does not seem to offer very much in the way of computer connections. I am searching. love books, but the future is pads, nooks, kindles... and am looking for that! be able to read books, walk to the library, talk to friends, read magazines and newpapers, see the current events, etc. Libraries are the community in a small town, and I suspect they are the community in a large town or, perhaps, even, especially, a city. they are a place, which will become rarer and rarer as facebook goes on, a PLACE, where people can meet face to face, rather than ...like that mob scene... which people twitter and sort of end up in ... disaster!!!!!
minweyelet from las vegas, NV spring valley, las vegas, nv, usa Books and reading: I'm it is awesome to reserve a book online.
Betty from Statham, GA Statham, GA 30666, USA Books and reading: I'm
carolyn from yakima, WA Grand Junction, CO, USA Work or finding work: I'm looking for employment at the library be able to access the computer
Marc from Des Moines, WA Des Moines, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for research materials and fun reads. have been recommened several excellent reads and been exposed to some of my (now) favorite authors through the "paperback picks" recommendations at the front of my library. This service has been excellent I have been exposed to great authors, my recent favorite being Charles Seife. I was exposed to this author because the title "Sun in a Bottle" was on the staff recommendations shelf or paperback picks as they appear when I check them out. This book led me to the rest of his titles and have helped me in my research to try to create a non-silicon based solar panel. So, thanks! A lot!
letisha from las vegas, NV Whitney Library, 5175 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89122-6742, USA Undefined: I'm be a great reader and how to access community activities keeping me informed on local, family oriented activities in my community.
Terry from Issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking status of my account and books Have access to so many different books.
anice from las vegas, NV sunrise, las vegas nv Books and reading: I'm working to remember who i am. re-learn things, prepare to finish school be able to afford to read. books or food? gas/utillities/school fees. ex-husband wont pay support. am working poor. but i believe in GODS properity laws, and do great when i dont fight them. library helps me remember to hold on How to hold on. also one of few places people practice cilvilization's rules.
Jane from Tillamook, OR Tillamook, OR 97141, USA Books and reading: I'm using the Internet, renewing books, looking up a recipe be able to read so prolifically
Rachel from Salem, OR Salem, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book and renewing a couple read near as much
Andrew from Mercer Island, WA Mercer Island, WA, USA Other: I'm using the library to study for schoool, and borrow books for pleasure. Read as many books or have a safe study haven with such a peaceful and welcoming environment. I just moved here, and so far during the first few weeks of school I have visited the library numerous times to check-out books, and have also gone with a friend to do homework and study for school. The library offers great resources, such as printers, computers, vending machines, and book lists as taste- guides. All of this together has been a great place for me to learn, and is definitely the best library I've been in.
Ann from Salem, OR Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon Undefined: I'm a Kindle reader be able to read as many books as I do. I love books and reading. There is no substitute.
Colleen from Salem, OR Salem, OR, USA Music, movies and games: I'm seeking a book read
L. from Baker City, OR Baker County Library Baker City, OR Books and reading: I'm renewing some books I have checked out. have all the reading material I need for a fulfilled life. I am an avid reader and visit the library on the average of once per week.
stephen from mt hood-parkdale, OR Hood River, OR 97031, USA Books and reading: I'm trying to find out if our library has kindle books available to download
monika from redmond, WA Crossroads, Bellevue, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm monika
M, from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading a ebook but chose the wrong format? be able to read as much as I do. New Kindle format was clicked on and I have a Pandigital ereader, and I have no way to download the items.
william from phoenix, AZ ASU Phoenix AZ Research and homework: I'm using asu google scholar which i find much prefereable to the current version of the library search that does not include it..hope you will return to the original..thx
Andrea from Tempe, AZ Tempe, Az the commons computer Lab Work or finding work: I am an ASU student with work -study and still have found a job. I really need a part-time job.Thank you. I was that the library was hiring. And I had submitted an application and know word yet. I'm still looking for a job out there and haven't gotten one as of yet. So, if you need a work -study, I do have funds available, but know job. Please let me know, if something should happen to come up. Thank you, student - Andrea Austin
LAWRIE from Duvall, WA Duvall, WA 98019, USA Books and reading: I'm ordering books ,researching books and downloading e-books. Feel a physical connection to reading. A library is the heartbeat of the community. Throughout many corporate moves the library was my first intro to the community and ,ultimately, my anchor.
Jenifer from Las Vegas, NV West Chaleston,Nevada Books and reading: I'm using the libary for reading. Be a star reader. The kibary is very close to my heart because i always go there to learn about many,many things.
Kristin from Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ, USA Research and homework: I'm researching the role of religious affiliation in gender norms. be able to access a wealth of information from reputable sources
Elisabeth from Auburn, WA Algona-Pacific Library, Pacific, WA Research and homework: I'm looking up a journal article through the databases for a doctoral class in education leadership. I'm also checking my holds to see if a DVD will be available for my son by next weekend. And lastly, I heard that I can now check out books on my Kindle, but I don't know how. So I'm investigating that possibility. be able to explore thousands of stories with my preschool-aged son every year.
Chase from Mesa, AZ Hayden Library, Tempe, AZ, USA Research and homework: I'm studying for the LSAT be studying
lajaysia from fresno, NV Whitney, Las vegas,NV Music, movies and games: Iwanna Go back Home Too My Sweet Fresno Ilove You Fresno! 559 Babbbbieee! - Lajaysia Mayberry[#1 fan](: I Would be bored Idk!
Sandra from Seekonk, MA Seekonk public library, seekonk, MA Undefined: I put a book on hold Read, meet as many people I love mysteries, occasional will read other fiction, such as " snow flower and the secret fan".
Ivan from Mesa, AZ Arizona State University Research and homework: I'm doing research for a proposal to implement increased information mobility in healthcare, for the RN to BSN program online at Arizona State University. be able to complete my education which would in turn decrease my ability to provide for my family. I remember as a teen volunteering at the library in the summer. This early opportunity to increase my familiarity with the library has given me the courage I need as an adult re-entry student to embrace my assignments and improve my writing and research skills.
SARA from RENTON, WA Renton, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm checking what is out and renewing be able to do the research I am doing as easily, would not have as many possible books to read for my own entertainment and much much more. I'VE BEEN ACCESSING LIBRARIES WHEREVER I HAVE LIVED SINCE I WAS A TODDLER. TO ME, A LIBRARY WOIULD BE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, IF THEY HAD A REFRIGERATOR AND BATHING FACILITIES . . . REALLY I COULD LIVE VERY HAPPILY IN ONE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE . . . WELL, ESPECIALLY IF I COULD HAV EMY PETS AND MY HUSBAND THERE WITH ME TOO.
L from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV Work or finding work: I love the library, always have; and now that I live in a town big enough to provide numerous library services, I want to utilize this wonderful system called = the Library. have my love of reading. Approaching 60 years on this planet, and have loved books from the first one I read by myself - Dr. Seuss. When I was going to college in San Diego California, I got to see an exhibit of his work in La Jolla California. The rush of memories returned while viewing his work, remembering my love of reading that started with the Cat in the Hat. It was even more profound at the time because I was in graduate school working with a middle aged man who could not read at all. I will never forget how limited his life was to not read ~ it was unimaginable to me until that time. How lucky we are to read and have unlimited access to books through the public library systems nation wide. Thank you Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
Karen from Eugene, OR ASU Library Research and homework: I'm surveying library websites! Thanks for asking. have an endless supply of reading material! I work in a library and interlibrary loan many of the books I want to read. I also process ILL's which brings books across my path, that I might not otherwise have come across.
steven from elkhart, IN lawrenceburg ky Other: I'm chking and account
Alex from Scottsdale, AZ ASU Noble Library of Science Research and homework: I'm looking up articles on Web of Science for Bio lab have access to all the research articles there are
Kristy from Las vegas, NV Enterprise, Las Vegas NV Kids: Toddler storytime be able to let my Toddler read all the books she wants! My daughter loves books and children's books are expensive. I could not afford to buy her every book she wanted s other library allows her to have as many as she wants!
Daniela from Kenmore, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using it to take out old music that I can't download, as well as taking out books to read for pleasure and academic research. Read as much as I like. Books these days are relatively expensive, and especially for a person like me who never reads a book twice, buying my own copy seems a waste. If it wasn't for the library I would not be able to read all the books I'd like to read.
Emma from Henderson, NV Rainbow, Summerlin, Nevada Books and reading: I'm With my psr worker.Please get me out of foster care!!! Be a reader who reads alot. I just love to read!!! Well as you read I am in foster care. I really hate it. I go to becker middle school. I am an 6th grader. If it wor'nt for the libary I would be failing in school.
Ann from Kirkland, WA Kirkland WA Books and reading: I'm making a wish list be in the audio book world.......and I read more. :)
Molly from Powell Butte, OR Prineville, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm figuring out how to download books onto my kindle have as many reading opportunities for myself or my child. We love having the selection at the library and also online access to books and resources. We live in a rural location so it is very convenient for us to have online activities, resources, books, etc. as an extension of our in-house library selection.
Hannah from Shorelin, WA Richmond Beach, Shoreline, WA 98177, USA Kids: I'm looking for kids drawing books Be able to provide my family with such a wild and varied selection of books and films Frankly, I'd forgotten about the library until my son was born. Suddenly, the library was the perfect solution for the need to provide entertainment, diversion, and education to my child without spending a fortune. It also became a source for parent education, movies, and anything else I can think of. Now, my son is 6 years old and we spend at least an hour a week visiting the library and our local branch has become a regular part of our routine. Anything of interest is there at our fingertips. What an amazing tool!
Tamera from Sandy, OR Burns, OR, USA Research and homework: I'm looking up family members on the web and found some of them have oral histories recorded. know that these oral histories are avaliable. My grandmother, great-grandmother and half a dozen other members of my family have been interviewed by the oral history project. I hope to visit next month and listen to these in person.
Kim from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Other: I'm reading, watching movies, or just relaxing read as much Couple of years ago I was out of work and resources at the library helped me access the internet, search for work and improve my resume!
Rebecca from Henderson, NV Water @ Gibson Library, Henderson, NV 89015, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books for myself and my children as well as reserving a few movies. ...be able to read such a large selection of books or check out piano music. WE LOVE THE LIBRARY!!! Whether by myself or with my children, I go to the Gibson library AT LEAST twice per week and, usually, stay for several hours at a time!
Erika from Mesa, AZ Arizona State University, 3031 S Rural Rd #2, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA Research and homework: I'm looking for scholarly journal articles be able to get my homework done. *Need* articles. I am a grad student and most of my assignments involve research. I use the research databases (esp PubMed) almost every week and get fulltext to those article through my library.
Mary from Shoreline, WA Shoreline, Washington, USA Other: I'm using the Internet and printing have fast Internet or printing or copy machines or books that I don't have. I like libraries
Sandy from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books and videos that are due and putting books on hold be able to prepare my children for college as economically and effectively I just sent my oldest son off to college and am preparing my high school junior daughter. I have used test preparation books, college search books, books on choosing a major, all from the library. My son is very happy at the highly selective college he is attending and books from the library helped get him there.
random from fairwood, AB Fairwood, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm a person, and i like pie. read, do homework, be entertained i found some cool books, was able to access internet,and had a quiet place to go to.
Kelly from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV 89012, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing a book and updating a list I created in my account that helps me keep track of what John Grisham books my mother-in-law has already read. I use the library for my son (audiobooks, Hardy Boys, and Calvin
Danielle from North Reading, MA Flint Memorial Library, North Reading MA Books and reading: I'm signing up for writing workshops and joining the Friends! learn as much as I do.
Matthew from Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan Research and homework: City history, books, databases, unbridled interest know the history of my home. My roommate and I had been extremely excited to get library cards when we moved to Grand Rapids. We had been living in a nearby college town for years but couldn't fully appreciate what the library had to offer until we became city residents. One day, we decided to head down there and find out more about our house. Actually, our landlord had told us that our house was previously a crackhouse and that it had been renovated in the past few decades. Our curiosity got the better of us and we went snooping upstairs, in the records section. We found out that our house was built sometime after 1910 and that the land had become part of the city around the same time. We found out the names of the families that lived in the house before us and when they sold the home. We even got to see a picture of our house before someone decided to slap a closed porch and vinyl siding on it. Though we enjoyed our house before, we now love it, even with its dodgy past.
C from Portland, OR Cedar Mill, Beaverton, OR, USA Kids: I'm checking what books I have checked out...and making sure the books I returned today were checked in have kids that were such voraicious readers
Abby from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up the hours so i can go check out a book. be able to read as many books.
Alexa from Mount Laurel, NJ Mt Laurel, NJ, USA Socializing and networking: I'm hanging out have a life Librarians are a great help because they provide advice, knowledge, and recommendations.
Mary from Narberth, PA Narberth Community Library, Narberth, PA, USA Work or finding work: I'm checking my Facebook be able to provide as many books as I can for my son or my own reading. He's interested in so many things and I can just go to the library and get a book about it to explore further when he wants to know about something. I can't afford to buy many books so our world would be much smaller without the library. My son picks up on the littlest things in movies and TV shows he watches and wants to learn more. We were watching Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels (which we got from the library) and it really sparked an interest in the Bermuda Triangle. We brought home some books from the library to learn more about it. It's just not the same sharing information on a computer. We were able to cuddle up on the couch and look at the pictures and read all about the Bermuda Triangle and other sea mysteries. The library really allows him to explore his love of knowledge and has really allowed him to learn about his passion, Ancient Egypt. We got to attend a summer program featuring an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania and he even won the grand prize in the Summer Reading Club which will let us stay overnight at the museum, sleeping under the museum's Sphinx! I really feel like he would not be able to learn as much without the help of the library!
Gerry from wrig4639@att.net, KY Logan County Public Library, Russellville KY Books and reading: I'm searching for books by Patrick McManus
Deborah from Waterloo, ON Waterloo Public Library, 35 Albert St, Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2, Canada Events: I'm at talk about forensics related to Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny a librarian books and libraries, a book collecting father and a librarian mother were all part of life from the very beginning.
Charles from Portland, OR Cedar Mill Community Library Portland, OR, USA Other: I'm helping a library patron select a good audiobook for a road trip. feel as optimistic about the resilience of our democracy.
Prasanth from Tempe, AZ Tempe, AZ, USA Research and homework: I'm searching for online documents and news articles about an area
Danielle from Leominster, MA Francis W Parker Charter School, Fort Devens, MA 01434, USA Research and homework: I'm reading about Intravenous delivery of a multi-mechanistic cancer-targeted oncolytic poxvirus in humans
Mack from Newport, OR Newport Public Library; Newport, OR, USA Books and reading: checking out print fiction and downloading audio and ebooks from home. I use the wireless for my laptop. I come to the library just to have a place to connect to. have access to the internet, books (I can't afford to buy them) and downloadable audio books Most of the people I know can't afford to buy their own books -- especially those of us who read a lot. Also, I can't buy internet access where I'm at, so I come to the library for wireless access
Ayla from Ashland, WI Ashland, WI, USA Music, movies and games: I'm
Maria from Duvall, WA Duvall, WA 98019, USA Books and reading: I'm placing a hold on a book for my husband. Read as many books, It gets expensive! In 2008, I noticed that my bookshelves were full of expensive books that I wouldn't read again. I decided to instead use the library, and I haven't purchased a book for myself since. Saves me money and space.
Wash from Redmond, WA Redmond Regional Library, Redmond, WA Books and reading: I'm Wash Phillips be able to read various books from other libraries I'm a writer who often resorts to actual reading of one or more volumes (and not just a quick trip to Wikipedia), My library has--within its budget limits made many recently-published books available to em and other patrons. But my library has ALSO made possible and convenient the process of inter-library loans.
Jacqueline from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Socializing and networking: I'm using the computer to access the internet acess the internet
Bill from Williamstown, MA Williamstown MA Books and reading: I'm reading a book have access to information I need
Velma from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Lied Library Other: I'm renewing my books and CD's today. It is raining and I am renewing my books from the Latin Chamber of Commerce computer lab because it is close to where I live. have material to read and listen to or access to a computer for employment. I live on a set amount and the services the library offers are free and easy access.
Charles from Hathorne, MA The Peabody Institute Socializing and networking: I'm researching check internet Daily work connected activity
Pamela from Las Vegas, NV Henderson, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm trying to figure out how to get my to my three free music downloads that is offered each week...I keep getting error messages so cannot succeed in my quest! Be able to get a book on a topic that interests me, find an author's book if I'm reading a series in sequence, request a book, or buy books in the used room for cheap! I never was much of a library person when I was growing up, as there wasn't one really close to where I was raised; we did have the bookmobile and it was exciting when it visited our neighborhood. I started attending childrens'library programs when my oldest child was barely a toddler (that child is now 25). I am now getting ready to start taking my granddaughter to reading programs...I think I enjoyed them as much as the kids did. Due to the influence of the library, both of my children read well both for school or business or pleasure.
Kim from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using the online library to place holds on hiking books so I can research an area for an upcoming trip. I'm also searching for movies to place on my holds list and placing an ebook on hold for my next bookclub read. The King County library system is a place I visit daily and find it to be an important part of our community.
Julie from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, 7060 Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113 Books and reading: I've started using my library exclusively for ebooks! I received a Barnes Have an endless supply of good books to read for free In this economy, we all have to make cuts in our budget to get by. I absolutely love to read and do at breakfast, lunch and bedtime every single day. Prior to 3 years ago, I always bought the books I read. I moved to Las Vegas and thought I could help out by using the library. I did go to the library and checked out books every week. The last 12 months, I've been downloading ebooks. It sure helped our budget!
Kalyn from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I was checking to see if the inter library book that I ordered arrived. have access to research material. While I do have an e-reader, I check out a lot of books both fiction and research material. My most recent contact with the library is with an inter library loan. I found a book that I am thinking of purchasing. It is related to my work. However, as the book is pricey, I would like to read it to make sure it is what I would use. Any book that I wish to read, whether for pleasure or otherwise, I check online with my library to see if they have it. If they do, I place a hold on it.
Charles from Hathorne, MA Danvers, MA, USA Socializing and networking: I'm researching use library computer Work that I'm involved requires computer check daily
jeff from Newport, OR Newport Public Library Newport, OR, USA Programs and classes: I'm have books to read or databases for research. Also use downloadable audio a lot
Randy from Lowell, MA Massachusetts, USA Kids: I'm Randy able to help my son reading
Bernard from Southbridge, MA Southbridge, MA, USA Books and reading: I Would like to know if the southbridge library is doing or going to do the kindle downloads?
Je from Lawrenceburg, KY Anderson, Kentucky, USA Research and homework: I'm Using the heritage Quest , great program, keep it up , add more research sitesif possible be able to this research at home I would need to drive at least 45 mile to do research on my family history
CRISTINA from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm searching for some DVd's to place on hold.
Roberta from Henderson, NV Gibson Rd, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading music (for free! - Thank you.) and looking up a book a friend recommended and ohmygosh, you have the book and a DVD of the movie too. I love my library. read as many new books. . . Tight financial times have sent me back to the library for my reading pleasure where I have found e-books, music, DVDs, wait-lists- inter-library loans, used book sales, and just about anything I could possibly ask of my library,
Donna from Lowell, MA Quincy, MA, USA Research and homework: I'm looking for articles on st johns catholic school history in quincy mass
Dawn from Kirkland, WA Kingsgate, Kirkland, WA Books and reading: I'm renewing the library books my family has checked out and preparing to return some of the books today. have so many great books to read and listen to, nor would my family. It would be a lonely and sad existance without the library.
Mary ` from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm enjoyment of and knowledge gained through books
Barbara from Springfield, MA Springfield, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a way to ask for a new book that isn't yet in the catalog. How do I do that? be able to access all the books I'm interested in reading As a depression baby (1930) the library was the main source of reading material for the first forty years of my life and then of the lives of my children. We are all readers, even my husband who has come lately to reading in his retirement years. Such a joy to see him delving into subjects and personalities he is interested in.
Carol from Castro Valley, CA Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for an ebook for my phone be able to keep reading a variety of books I grew up with a library, and can't imagine my life without it. I have instilled the love of the library in my children as well as my grandchildren,
Karel from Newport, OR Newport, OR, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my account and looking for library to go audio books live in this town I cannot live without books! Once I lived in a small town called Panaca Nevada. Only 85 people lived in this town. I thought I might die without books and then I found that this small community had a bookmobile. Hurray! I survived! A city without a library is not a place where I could live.
Susan from Skokie, IL Skokie, IL, USA Other: I am trying to "chat" with a librarian to see if they would like some new romance novels I won...... buy used books Grew up low middle class and never even thought to BUY books....back in the '50's, I can't even remember seeing a book store and there certainly were no box book stores like Borders or B
Sheryl from Newport, OR Newport, OR, USA Work or finding work: I'm adding a new javascript code to my library's website Have access to journals and other information sources.
Mark from Russellville, KY Logan County Library. Russellville, KY Research and homework: I'm looking for books by Peter Drucker
Laurie from Renton, WA Renton, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm trying to figure out the value of some silver pieces I have that I want to sell. have a job. I am a librarian! Libraries allow me to pursue any idea or interest that enters my mind. I love knowing about so many different things!
Stephanie from Seattle, WA GreenBridge, Seattle 98106 Books and reading: I'm Jane I went to library to check out a video and the librarian told me that I have $0.20 fine in the account. I couldn't believe I got the fine because I always returned books or movie before the due date or renew them online. I usually dropped off the materials at the front desk without asking the librarian scan the returned items because sometimes she/he was talking with other customers. I believe she/he was busy that didn't get time to scan the items until 2 days later so that was why I got a fine for 2 days. It is not fair even it is just 20 cents but it should not happen. I don't want other customers get fine unfairly like I do. Please take it to your consideration. Thank you
Dawn from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Programs and classes: I'm searching scholarships for my daughter get the information I need to have my daughter apply for scholarships
angel from las vegas, NV whitney, las vegas , nevada Research and homework: I'm doing a project find information for the projects ive being assing too library have make my projects easy for example when i had to write an essay of the book "tears of a tiger" i found the book and they help me to understand it better
sharon from lawrenceburg, KY lawrenceburg ky Books and reading: I'm when i first move into a town no matter how big or small i always go to the library. i have kept all the library cards from all the places I have been. it is fun to rememory. i couldnt not use the internet
dana from racine, WI racine wi Other: I'm looking up papers on how i can save my house
Mary from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Work or finding work: to use the internet be using the internet
Liz from Lansing, MI Lansing, MI, USA Research and homework: I'm researching dog training techniques read half as much as I do
Jane from Racune, WI Racine, WI, USA Research and homework: I'm doing research getwhat I need
Mildred from Russellville, KY Logan County Library, Russellville, KY, USA Other: I'm surfing magazines on internet be able to read this magazine or read titles I want through interlibrary loan
Shirley from Henderson, NV Malcolm, Henderson, NV Books and reading: I'm renewing books have many audio books
Isabel Julita from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, Nevada. Other: I am checking whether I have any library items that are overdue. I am glad I have none. have found a haven that uplifts my spirit and nourishes my mind. I am a single mom to two sons --17 and 12. Times are especially hard for someone raising children alone. So I am always looking for activities that my sons can enjoy and which will also not cost a lot of money. When the new library at Windmill in southwest Las Vegas opened, we were there on the first day! I take my sons there Saturday or Sunday mornings, when I am off work. The past two years have been difficult for them, adjusting to life in a different country and watching me go through a divorce. It has been a struggle, but the library has helped us immensely. When we leave, we have a rare smile on our faces because of the books, music CDs and DVDs that we are able to borrow, for free! I have my set, the older son has his, and the youngest has his own. It has helped them integrate into the American culture, yet retain their Filipino roots. The library has helped uplift our spirits and nourish our minds. Thank you to the people who have made this possible.
Marie from Shoreline, WA Shoreline Library, Shoreline, WA Books and reading: I'm renewing books.
Mary Ellen from Woodinville, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting books to pickup be able to read as much as I need to. Arthritis has me severely limited as to what I can do. Reading I can always do, but I certainly can't afford to buy all the books I want to read. I thank the librarians of King County every day for keeping this library system vital and alive.
Rhoda from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out a novel and reserving two sets of DVDs have as much money to spend on things besides books and movies. When I worked, I bought books...authors and publishers need to eat, too. Now I am retired, living on a pension, and am delighted to have the wonderful resources of the King County library system at my disposal.
ABEL from LAS VEGAS, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm LOOKING DE CHILTON LIBRARY I TRY TO FIX MI CAR AND I NEED TO READ SOME MANUAL AND INSTRUCTIONS HOW THE THINKS WORK
shirlie from mesquite, NV Mesquite, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm on my commputer searching for books. be able to read nearly as much as Like. Buying books has just become far to expensive.
Carole from Anaheim, CA Central Library, Russellville, Ky 42276 Research and homework: I'm looking for obits
Lois from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Music, movies and games: I go to the library to use either my laptop or one of the library's computers. I check out and listen to books on CD in my car; I check out movies. I do research and sometimes take out a book. I enjoy going to events and classes when I can. see as many movies I am on a fixed budget and don't go to the movies often because of cost. I watch movies at home. I like the fact that I don't have to bring it back within 24 hours such as Redbox requires.
Katherine from Las Vegas, NV Henderson Books and reading: I'm trying to renew a book electronically. Be able to research my art career. I like haveing books to browse through. I also like getting books out on CD to listen to while I drive. Libraries allow me to browse and flip through books quickly, seeing many options that I may not have considered before. I love to listen to CD's while I drive. My kids love to come and check out books.
Benita from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Books and reading: I'm just browsing for what is available in books, audiobooks, and music. be able to teach my grandchildren the love of reading over other schoolage activities. Children's books are very expensive. I enjoy reading and finding treasures of adventures and learning at the library, and then when one really touches my heart, or the heart of a grandchild, I purchase that book. It is a great way to increase the value of the books that I keep in my home. I, also, use the library for myself in this manner whether it is novels, decorating or instruction books, or biographies and histories. A great resource no matter what!!
Marianne from Burien, WA Burien, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Marianne J. be able to read the books that I read. Wouldn't have access to all (or at least, most) of the books that have been written.
b from nine mile falls, WA Nine Mile Falls, WA, USA Research and homework: Going online to register my child for virtual school.
Ann from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading an audiobook be able to read as much as i do and listen to audio books
Kim from Columbus, WI Columbus Public Library, Columbus, WI Work or finding work: I'm working at the library today and have worked here for several weeks. At the moment, I am naviating our library page to become familiar with it. That is when I came across this link. I think it is wonderful! Thanks have access to so much information!
Wendy from Douglasville, GA Racine, Wisconsin Other: I'm confirming a flight. Have such access to books.
Roena from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm looking for relatives
Oscar from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm be able to look for a job Employment
Lynn from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing a book. read books as much as I do I don't have the resources to buy books, nor do Ii have room to store them.
AARON from Racine, WI Racine,Wi Books and reading: I'm just searching the Web be bored Its a place where I can unwind and relax.
julie from racine, WI racine, wisconsin Other: I'm filling out a form
Karen from North Bend, WA King County Library System, North Bend, WA Undefined: I'm managing my account, making sure materials are being returned on time and picking up holds. read nearly as much as I do. I can't afford to buy all the books and magazines and research materials I want to read or get access to; the library makes most them accessible.
shaylyn from tampa, FL Tampa, FL, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading it to my android get a book the books are free and therefore i can read more.
Melissa from Baker City, OR Baker, Oregon, USA Socializing and networking: I'm be able to keep in contact with my family, online banking,
luisa from agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Other: I'm using the internet and will check out dvds before i go home. be able to access my email account
CRISTINA from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Cristina have access to a vast variety of reading material, music, and movies I live in a small apartment and have very limited space for a personal library. The library gives me access to a vast collection of materials in all media from which to select. I retired a couple of months ago, therefore the library is sure to be come more important to me.
ja from des moines, WA Woodmont Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA Books and reading: The staff at the Woodmont Library (KCLS, Washington State) is very helpful. I especially like the library's interlibrary loan program so that I get access materials not in my library's own stacks. have been able to view Rosamond Bernier's incredible art lecture series on DVD. Our county's public library system is essential to our intellectual life. It is a definite plus for us in our Seattle suburb.
JaVonna from Racine, WI racine Books and reading: I'm looking for books on how to teach my 15 month old to Read explore the world on a budget!
Fonce from Seatac, WA Valley View Library, Tukwila, WA Books and reading: I renewed an overdue book and checked my history. Know my way around my community. I moved here from out of state about 6 years ago. I found my local library and used the resource to learn about my new area. The library is a great free resource that I find essential to my neighborhood. Also, the staff is great. They're always so helpful and friendly.
Lynne from Agawam, MA Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for the new Richard Paul Evans book, Michael Vey get to read nearly as many books as I have to date. There is something wonderful about being able to hold paper, covered with words and bound by a cover. My reading is influenced by the cover artwork, by the subject matter, by the bookmark that shows the progress of my journey. But to be able to hold and read every book that draws my interest - I would probably go broke! My library gives me access to both current and out of print titles, as well as access to all other libraries in Western Mass. I don't know what I would do without it.
Amanda from Portland, OR Multnomah, Oregon, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books to learn Spanish
Kelly from Tukwila, WA Foster Library, Tukwila WA Books and reading: I'm looking for new works from my favorite authors, checking my holds, and checking out my digital downloads. read nearly as much, or get tips about good books from one of the librarians there, or share my opinions about books I've read. There are a couple of librarians at Foster that share some reading interests with me, and we'll swap info about books we've read, or info on upcoming titles from different authors. I've also recommended some reads to the librarians, books I've enjoyed or thought others would enjoy.
Michelle from Henderson, NV Henderson Books and reading: I'm Reading ebooks on my Nook Explore new authors and topics
Sharon from Mesquite, NV Las Vegas-Clark county mesquite, Nevada,USA Books and reading: Not today Be able to enjoy reading myself and also sharing great books with all my friends in our book club I attend classes at our community center and that's how and when our book club started. Several of us started telling each other about the books we were reading...so eight years we created the "Mind stretchers book club. We meet monthly at different restaurants (sometimes we drive to St. George Utah) to a restaurant there for a change.
Shirley from Racine, WI Library Dr, Racine, WI 53403, USA Music, movies and games: I'm exploring the web, no computer at home Not be able to use the Internet, or have different books to read, Or new movies to watch. The people who work in the library help me to find books to read, especially in the non-fiction.They're helpful and kind.
Judet from Las Vegas, NV W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV, USA Kids: I'm searching for a book I'd like to read. know many of the things I know today. While growing up, I did not have a computer or an Internet connection at home. Whenever I wanted to learn about something, I would go check out a book on the topic. Today, I rely on Internet searches for preliminary research, but I still turn to peer-reviewed journals and books for reliable information. I also take my children to the library frequently so they too can develop curiosity for the wealth of information found in books. In addition to books, we enjoy all the activities the library offers children in our community.
jacqueline from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm going to go in and see what's new. read nearly as many books or hear as much music. I love audiobooks and music. I cannot afford to buy as many as I get from the library. Also I check out lots of children's books to read to my granddaughter. She loves the suprise of new books!!
yadira from lawrence, MA lawrence ma Books and reading: I'm serching for my old 1993 robert frost school year book
ZhanTao from Las Vegas, NV Sahara @ Las Vegas (W), Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to find books and music that inspire me to write. I am working on a project about Nevada history, and I find the library very helpful because I don't have to buy as many books. In addition, I used the library to find books and music and movies for entertainment. have learned so much about the world, or been able to foster such a love of reading. I have been going to the library as long as I can remember. After immigrating to the US at 5, my parents and I started checking out books from the library to help me learn English. I soon learned to read, and began checking books out for myself. We moved 5 times in elementary school, and the only constant that remained in my life were the public libraries that I could go to and find magical books that would transport me far away from teasing kids and familial difficulties. As I grew up, the library was a safe place for me to go when I wanted to be alone, and a good place for me to start earning community service hours. Although I was very shy around other people, I learned that I enjoyed talking about books and helping others to find books that they would like to read. As my brother grew old enough to read, I introduced him to the library, and he became just as voracious a reader as I am. Many years have passed as I grew up and went away to college, but upon my return to Las Vegas, I found the library just as welcoming as the first day I arrived. The library, MY library, Sahara West, and the wonderful librarians that work there, had been my inspiration for making something of myself, and my best support group for all that I do. Libraries have allowed me to dream of a life away from the hot, dry deserts of Las Vegas and given me the encouragement that I can do something great.
Joyce from Henderson, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library District Music, movies and games: I'm checking out freegal music be able to read books for free! Any time one of my favorite authors has a new book out, I put a hold on that book and then wait for an email to tell me it's my turn to check the book out. I love it!
Bernard from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm interested in the freegal music downloading. But need to learn more about it. Like is it safe to download music from there? be looking for music . Just browsing around my e-mail and found an e-mail from the library and here I am.
Pamela from Las Vegas, NV Henderson, NV, USA Other: I'm trying to get to download my 3 music and again am unsuccessful. I was also going to look at downloading ebooks and that attempt has not been successful either! be able to buy books very inexpensively at a physical location or search for topics on the computer. I would like to take advantage of the 3 free music download per month from my library to find some of my favorite songs to put on my skytex. I also am planning to look into reading programs for my sixteen month old grandaughter; my children were raised with weekly trips to the library for programs and checking out books. When I want to explore an issue, I search in the library for books on the topic of interest.
Edith from Rochester, MN Rochester Public Library Research and homework: I visit when doing genealogy; accessing mostly HeritageQuest online for census information. I also plan, however, to start 'reading' audio books. be able to easily access census information without joining a group that makes you pay to access public information.
Patt from Harvard, IL Harvard, IL 60033, USA Books and reading: I'm picking up a book that I reserved. be able to do so much research on blogging and earning money online. I have been able to check out so many reference books before I purchase them on blogging for money and making a living online. This has saved me so much money and provided me with an immense amount of knowledge for free.
Anthony from Federal Way, WA Woodmont Library in Des Moines, WA Books and reading: I'm collecting stories on library usage Libraries are essential for puting my life in the context of humanity.
Jane from Harvard, IL Harvard, IL 60033, USA Kids: I'm loving that our library had some used books for sale at our Farmers Market this morning! have a 5 year old who is an avid reader! All of the librarians know my son and daughter by name, simple from us visiting the library regularly. Now when they see us around town, they always say hello.
Pamela from racine, WI racine, wi,usa Undefined: I'm looking up unclaimed money
Chris from Henderson, NV James I Gibson libraryHenderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing fiction books. read as much because it's cost prohibitive to purchase as many books as I read. As I look toward retirement, a high caliber library is a must. That is an important factor is where I choose to retire.
Debbie from Valley, WA Library of the Lakes, Loon Lake, Washington Research and homework: I'm using Heritage Quest to do some genealogy research. be able to research my family history nearly as much. Having access to Ancestry.com through the library, as well as Heritage Quest, is a great help to me and I use both of them often. I am extremely grateful for my library!
samari from lasvegas, NV clark county library district Las Vegas, NV Music, movies and games: I'm looking for the movie orphan and benjamin button have movies to look at i come here and check out movies to watch
Beatriz from Newcastle, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm checking out back issues of Mother Jones to see if I want to subscribe to it.
Jennifer from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for books at my library rather than purchasing them on Amazon! read as much...can't afford to buy too many books! I love our public library. In my opinion it is essential to a community.
Suzy from Lincolnshire, IL Lincolnshire, IL, USA Work or finding work: I'm working here! have an income.
Karen from Poplar Grove, IL Belvidere, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books. Be able to satisfy my desire to read every day. I am a senior citizen and have always read and enjoyed the library. I could not afford to purchase all the books I wish to read, nor would I have room to store them if I could buy them. The books (Library) take me to places I cannot visit , introduces me to people I would never know, and give me just enormous enjoyment.
Joan from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Undefined: I'm looking for ebooks
Carol from Carol Stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA Other: I am renewing books online saving me a trip to the library. I just want to say thank you for such a good system and thanks also to the great staff that is always so helpful. increase my knowledge of the world and its progress. The vast amount of knowledge available through CSPL and its brother and sister libraries is very helpful.
luisa from feeding hills, MA Agawam, MA, USA Other: I'm using the internet and returning a dvd be able to access my email.
wilma from lewisburg, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA Socializing and networking: I'm just learning to use the computer have internet it helps everone in so many ways
John from HENDERSON, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm JUST STAYING ALIVE, QUIETLY CONTEMPLATING NOTHING IN PARTICULAR EXCEPT THE FACT THAT HUMAN NATURE HASN'T CHANGED ONE IOTA SINCE THE YEAR DOT. Bother with books at all. I have read avidly until the later stages of my life where I find that there is so much media competition from television and computers it is difficult to concentrate on reading a book. Self discipline is necessary to divorce oneself from the easy and in most cases idiotic TV programs to read. I plead guilty in being unable to turn the damn thing off and read.
Sue Ann from Minneapolis, MN Merriam Park, St. Paul, MN Books and reading: As a low-income senior citizen I use the library constantly for reading for pleasure, for resources, for finding newly published books. What godsend public libraries are! be able to do the reading and research that I do--also music and movies When I go to the library I see young people using the computers--because they can't afford to buy one. The librarians are always helpful--into service. Libraries enhance the community for all ages.
Catherine from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA, gibson branch Books and reading: I'm renewing a book read as much or listen to books in the car I have always used a library, my father was a librarian and my sister is also, best thing for all kinds of books
lu from redmond, WA Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052-3531, USA Kids: I'm lu read/listen to books as much... nor have as much money... since i'd have to buy the books. : ) also "i would not" take my kids to as many fabulous kid shows/performances! also, my kids wouldn't be as motivated to read in the summer, with the great reading program. we check out sooo many books from the library, for kids, adult fiction and non fiction, computer reference books etc. we also love to check out dvd's and cd's. my most favorite thing right now, is checking out audiobooks online and downloading them through the overdrive media console - that is fantastic!! this allows me to listen to books, on a mobile device while exercising, working or driving!
Suzanne from Las Vegas, NV charleston and sunrise Work or finding work: I'm reading and using the computers. Be able to apply for jobs online.
Jo from Paynesville, MN Miller Center Library, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota Research and homework: I'm working here. But if I didn't work here, I would be looking for books, reading, or doing research using the library online resources. be in the job I am today
Alice from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Socializing and networking: I'm
Kathryn from Maple Lake, MN Maple Lake Library Books and reading: I'm returning books, checking out new ones, using the computer, and participating in the Summer Library Reading program. be the same person I am today. All my hobbies and my taste in movies and books would be completely influenced by popular culture instead. My mother brought me to the library every month when I was little. And when the elementary school library became too limited for my burgeoning tastes, I started begging my parents to drive me to the nearest public library (which was 10 miles away). A few years ago, I helped to build a new library in my hometown, so kids can walk or bike to get a book and don't have to rely on a car ride to get there. I am very proud of our community for supporting the Maple Lake Library, which is one of the very few independent libraries in the state. It is 100% volunteer-run, so it takes a lot of donation of time and money to keep it running.
JAVAIL from RACINE, WI RACINE Research and homework: I'm FILLING OUT FORMS FOR DEVRY UNIVERSITY HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER IM ATTENDING DEVRY UNIVERSITY AND I NEED ACCESS TO A COMPUTER
Melinda from Tacoma, WA Federal Way, washington, Federal Way Library, but mom working from home Books and reading: I'm helping my mom. I saw this survey while my mom was working on the kcls.org web site and wanted to take it. enjoy reading. I would not have so many books to choose from. We go every week, and I have discovered many books there I would not any where else. And I have lots of favorite authors.
Stefan from Arlington Hts., IL Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking out Blu-ray and DVDs like crazy. The library is the only municipal resource that is a good return on my taxes. See even one-tenth of the movies that I do (because I'd buy books but not movies) The AHML is an unparalleled resource for checking out current movies on Blu-ray and DVD. Instead of going to the theater and paying $8 per person for a movie, I can check it out from the library for a week. During that time, I can watch it on own my schedule, pausing it or watching over a couple of days. But that's usually just entertainment. The library offers a selection of books that also save me money so I don't have to buy them (at often exorbitant prices). The AHML library easily saves me much more money than I pay to them in my taxes. It's an excellent investment in my community and in myself.
Elise from Jefferson, GA Commerce, GA, USA Other: I'm using the internet and printing services be able to print important documents for my health insurance, genology, and husbands retirement Thank you for having a place where we can go and use the internet and printers. I have both at the house, but at times my home connection and/or printer device does not work. It is a life saver to know there is a back up plan. Thank you
Molly from Belvidere, IL Ida Public Library, Belvidere, IL Books and reading: I'm reading one library book and waiting for my book group book to come in... I always have a stack to choose from. be as happy as I am. I'm a reader...always have been...but my libray where I live now is only about a block from my house so I indulge myself and always have great books to choose from.
Lois from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, las vegas, nevada Research and homework: I'm looking for information on Quickbooks pro 2011
breann from russellville, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA Research and homework: i am useing the library to do homework get homework done many people come to the library to do many things its a fun place and you can check out books.
Shelly from Rockford, IL Rockford Public Library-East Branch, Rockford, IL Programs and classes: We are offering workshop titled, "How Will We Pay For College?" tonight at 6:30 p.m. be able to teach as many parents about the college funding process.
Deborah from Rockford, IL Belvidere, IL, USA Research and homework: I'm doing research
Amy from Beulah, MI Interlochen Public Library, Interlochen, MI 49643, USA Other: We are working hard to help support libraries (planning meeting_ AND Taking our books! LIVE!!!!! We are a family of four and without the library we would not be able to have the access to information and education that the library offers...
Erin from Arlington Heights, IL Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA Kids: I'm enjoying the wonderful children's library with my three boys! have children so involved in reading. AHML provides an amazing selection of children's books on every subject, both fiction and non-fiction. Whenever my kids wonder about a topic, I know that we can visit the library and find a book to answer our questions and explore that topic.
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Space: I'm accessing the internet and checking out books. I would have to find other access to the internet . The library has a number of computers available during the day. It allows me to access the internet without bothering someone to use theirs. There is a good selection of books-in house
Suzanne from Castle Rock, CO Phillip A. Miller, Castle Rock, Colorado. Books and reading: I'm trying to learn how to borrow books using my I-pad. I read every day, and i am leaving on a trip Thursday for five days. I need to have two books. Have given away all of my bookcases!
Carol from Bristol, RI Swansea, MA, USA Research and homework: I'm finding out a short bio of Georgia O'Keeffe. die I love the library. I love books. I love Knowledge. Libraries hold worlds of knowledge.
Barbara from Springfield, MA Springfield Technical Community College Library 1 Armory Sq., Springfield, MA 01102-9000 Work or finding work: I'm meeting college faculty here. I work in the library. My library helps students at my community college succeed. I could talk about how this school and library has changed the lives of students.
Teresa from Sammamish, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Teresa W. Brown read, listen or share so much with family, friends or workmates. I have always been a "reader" and as a child used the library exclusively. As an adult I read less but bought books until the stacks supported the ceiling. After looking at the posting for my local library book club for several years I finally went to the library, read the offered book and found myself in a room full of people very different but just like me. We all loved books, sharing and talking about them amongst ourselves and then spreading that love of a good story to all the others in our lives.
Lovelyn from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm on the computer.. Putting books on hold Be able to read the books I love to read and also read my kids a book before going to bed... It also gives me a chance to read a book..Then if I really like a book.I will go to the store and buy it so I can reread it over and over..Sometimes I like to barrow a book from the library and reread them from Green Valley.. I'm a book worm..Im my free time.I will get lost reading a book. I can read soo much that I read a book in 3 days..Borders the book store is going out of business..Im really sad that the store will no longer be open.. So now the library will be my replacement when I need a book..I also get d.v.d's for the kids to watch on the weekends.. Im really thankfull for the library.. For us bookworms the library is a NEED..I honestly think I'd be lost with out the libray..
Brittany from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm feeding my love for reading, without draining my bank account. I use the library to discover new fiction writers, and try out new genres. Be able to read as much because I have to save my money to pay off student loans. I used to love this library as a kid. Now that I am a law school graduate and practicing attorney, I get to drive myself here any time I want. It feels like such a treat! I cannot justify spending 15-20 dollars on a book a read in one weekend and put on a shelf. I can, however, justify spending an hour or two surrounded by books!
Colleen from Columbus, WI Columbus, WI 53925, USA Books and reading: I'm ordering books online to save time from running to the library. get to read as many books as I do. I also utilize the libarians by ordering books for preschool. I give them the theme and they save me an incredible amount of time, by ordering or pulling the books for me. The childrens librarian also will share some ideas she has with me.
Margie from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I went this am and picked up 14 Reserves!!!!! Enjoy all the good books out there
James from Chapel Hill, NC Davis Library at UNC-Chapel Hill Research and homework: I am looking for some new books to check out and I need to renew some that I've already had for some time. Be able to find out as much about the world I am a historian, so libraries and the materials they house are crucial to my ability to complete my research project.
Evelyn from Deerfield, NH Philbrick-James Library Deerfield NH USA Other: I'm working here. be employed. I have been working here at PJL for 30 years. It has been my pleasure to envision a stronger role for our library in our community and work tirelessly to make it happen.
Carolyn from Duvall, WA Duvall, WA 98019, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books and searching for new books. read as many different authors and would not cook or do my crafts as well. I am able to pick up a book by an author I have heard about or even one whose cover attracted my attention and try it out. I find many new authors to read this way. I also am diabetic and am able to check out books on how to cook to make myself healthier.
michelle from harper woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA Undefined: I want to renew my dvd's have access to great, free, historical dvd's
Kimanne from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Other: I'm trying to check my E-mail and looking for work! be able to check my e-mail and apply for jobs on line!
Joshua from Feeding Hills, MA Agawam, MA, USA Other: I'm Joshua Short Watch movies. I like to watch movies with out having to pay for them.
francine from LAS VEGAS, NV clarkcounty, las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm reserving bools be able to read as much i enjoy reading
gretchen from las vegas, NV rainbow library, clark county library system Books and reading: I'm chatting with a liabrarian about available language programs...and checking out books to ipod have ample reading material!
Lawson from Covington, WA King County Library System, Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out the newest released books read as much I get whatever book i want pretty quick - i have a book at home, one at work and a Book on CD in the car - I would never read this much if i had to pay $$$.
Meguey from Greenfield, MA Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield MA Books and reading: I'm checking out books and finding out what research tools are available. learn about great new books, or discover gems in the stacks, or come across the perfect resource for my research, find whole new areas of interest. Recently I picked up a new book by Andrea Adams, "Ladies of the Field." It's a wonderful, highly accessible series of biographical sketches of women who contributed to early archaeological discovery. The book is great, but what I'm really interested in is her extensive bibliography! This is *exactly* the book I needed for a long-term project I'm working on.
Lisa from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I request brand new non fiction books that are on the New York Best Sellers list I would have to spend a ton of money on books because I read about 4 books a week.
Kathy from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Other: I love the holds system at KCLS. I can go to the library, pick my stuff up, check out, and go. It's so quick! get to save money on books even HalfPrice Books costs money
C. from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking how many books on hold are ready for pickup. read as many books since retiring I can read at will. Mystery books are my favorite and I love going online holding books. It's like Christimas when that email says your on hold is ready for pickup.
Rebecca from Henderson, NV Green Valley Library, Henderson, Nevada Books and reading: I'm reading books I haven't been able to buy or find elsewhere. be able to read and research as much as I do.
Erika from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for interesting books. Be able to have access to all of the great books, since these are free. Libraries are an essential part of the community. Many individuals cannot afford books and they heavily rely on the books provided on the library. The library becomes a "safe place" for many children, adolescents, and event adults to escape to when home is not as comforting as it should.
Mary from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library Las Vegas, NV Work or finding work: I'm trying desperately to obtain a PT job at my local libraries. Also love to obtain books, music and videos for entertainment. be able to help educate my kids, have my own personal growth and family entertainment
Kristen from Bellevue, WA SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm searching for books on coins be able to continue my inssatiable hunger for mysteries Since I was a child I have gone to the library. Its one of the truly democratic institutions in our society. I was not able to afford to by books and so I have always felt rich when I go to the library. Many of the librarians become neighborhood friends and can make our day and it works both ways. I am proud to live in a community that supports its libraries and I am grateful for them.
Sicily from Lawrenceburg, KY Anderson Public Library, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342 Other: I'm a published author, and I wrote my cookbook, "Amish Cooking with Sicily Yoder" on computer 13 at Anderson Public Library. Thanks to the library's resources, the first version has sold 1500 copie! Have sold 1500 copies of my Amish cookbook. I wrote my first cookbook on computer 13 at The Anderson Public Library. Each year, I travel and do a "Christmas in Dutch County" library tour. This has helped patrons to learn about the Amish and Mennonite cultures, as well as about economical resources, like vegetable garden growing, canning, and cooking new recipes.
Jim from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA Other: I'm visiting art work
Emily from Saint Charles, IL St Charles, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm putting a book on hold. Be able to read this book that I am interested in for free!
Cathy from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV 89074 Books and reading: I'm listing books I want to read so I can check them out in the future read much I like holding a book in my hands instead of in a Nook. And I prefer to check out a book rather than buy them.
Jill from Norton, MA Anderson Indiana Public Library Research and homework: Genealogy be able to find out info about my family in the Anderson area
Nina from Westport, MA Westport Free Public Library, Westport MA Music, movies and games: I'm looking for a movie Get books as frequently Helps us get what we need, and has everything you need. Very helpful at all times.
toya from shoreline, WA online for Shoreline Library Undefined: I'm checking out books, dvds and cd. I also use the computers occasionally when I'm running errands for directions get a broad variety of material The fact that the KCLS is a chain of library which also allows for ILL and the number of computers they have makes it the best library which I frequent.
Samantha from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm seeking books from several authors my parents like. We all love to read and Gail is a great help to us! Thank you for your help. Also we reserve DVD's, This keeps our pocket book in check. No more rentals or buying them, this a great way to still have a great family night and the snacks are much CHEAPER !! have the pleasure of reading or watching DVD'S. The money in our household is tight! A great service (FREE) to all in our community! Just like a book store yet free.
P from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up my account to see if my books i have on order are in listen to books on cd on road trips and to Want to stay awake on long work commutes or long road trip - listen to a good book on cd or playaway. Makes the time go by in a flash... Or remodeling your house - have a lot of painting to do, listen to a comedy on CD and you find yourself looking forward to the task. I also listen when I walk the dog or workout at the gym. It keeps me up to date on all my reading - in my busy life when the only real time I have to sit down and read is when I go to bed and usually after 10-20 minutes I'm asleep. Hard to keep up on all the books I want to read when I only get 10 minutes of reading time in a day. The BEST Libraries I've ever used were the Cuyhoga Libraries in Cleveland OHIO. They had everything in books, movies, research, tv, services for being laid off
michelle from racine, WI Racine Public library racine,wis Research and homework: if i had time i would always be on the computer cuz i love to learn about stuff and do research on my own be able to use a computer i dont have a computer of my own so if it wasnt for the library i would not be able to research anything
Janet from Woodinville, WA Woodinville, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books to read. read as much I love the library....I love to read and appreciate the ability to get books to read for free.
Debi from Gainesville, GA Main St SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, USA Books and reading: I'm In the library with my want to read list and picking up books I have put on hold Be able to afford to read all that I want to I am an avid reader....there is no way I could buy every book I want to read!
Pat from Henderson, NV N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm registering for a presentation to be held at a local library BE AS CONTENT WITH RETIREMENT
Arthur from Federal Way, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up books by an author I enjoy so I can go check one out tomorrow. have all the books, cds, dvds, and databases I use and enjoy. I've always loved libraries. When i was a boy, I read all the time, and a wise librarian let me use the adult section even though I was technically too young. Libraries are very important to me, and I always vote to support them with my taxes.
Emily from Parker, CO Parker, CO, USA Kids: I'm renewing a book because I can't FIND IT!!! :O read quite so much I am all for small government so the ONLY program I enjoy that's government established is the library. Free books, baby! But of course, my kid seems to have lost one of them so now I'm wishing I could dig a hole and climb into it. :S
BIG V from NORTH CHICAGO, IL Rainbow library, Las Vegas, Nevada Music, movies and games: I'm trying to find out if i could watch a movie in the library? Be able to steal movies. lol jk! or maybe im not ....hmmmmm lol jk Library's are very usefull, when you need help in learning new things or just interested in current events or especially past event's. It is very helpfull and usefull in my eyes and thats why i contribute by making the best of my time in librarys by being a people's person and interacting with children, reading learning and asking questions. ... ps. THANKS LIBRARY'S
lizabeth from las vegas, NV Spring Valley Library, 4280 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103-3325, USA Events: I'm currently working at home so I use my library for a daily break. I use it for movies, books, cds and magazines - I stopped buying magazines when the market crashed so I read them at the library. I have used the library all of my life and would be lost without it. Read as many books as I currently can't afford Amazon, listen to any different music or read magazine. In my neighborhood, people are lined up outside of the library everyday before it opens. My library is open 7 days a week which is incredibly convenient. I would be completely lost without it.
JA from Las Vegas, NV Whitney Library, 5175 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89122-6742, USA Other: I'm thinking of donating books i used in grad school not be able to share the books i bought when i was in grad school I need to clear some shelf space and I thought of either selling the books or donating them. I would just get $2 from a local bookstore so I will drop them off at the nearest library instead.
Linda from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library las Vegas nev Programs and classes: I'm reserving the big room for a piano recital beable to hold recitals for my Piano Studio for all the people at once.
zaCHARY from colville, WA Colville, WA 99114, USA Music, movies and games: I'm using the library to download music. I also use the library for checking email and job search. have access to the internet to check on job search status' and read my eamils along with catching up on my face book activities. Libraries are just a necessary and vital resource for all communities big and small.
sandy from fountain hills, AZ Racine, WI, USA Research and homework: I'm using google for amap and drug info
Jill from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119-5265, USA Other: I'm checking out ebooks. Wish there were more though. get as many ebooks.
David from Tamarac, FL Tamarac, FL, USA Other: I'm usaint the Tamarac, FL Branch of the Broward County Library.
R from Kingston, MA Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St, Kingston, MA 02364-1441, USA Other: I'm placing a book on hold through inter-library loan. be able to read the book I'm requesting. I just don't have the funds to purchase it right now. My local library has been a great resource, not just for books but to be able to visit area attractions, museums, and events for a reduced price, but also for the public meeting space that has enabled me to connect with other moms.
Nancy from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I'm borrowing books that I can't afford to buy anymore. I've been unemployed for two years and the library has been a lifesaver. I also attend lectures and borrow CDs and DVDs. I'll be looking into E books, as well. be able to read many books. I have been unemployed for two years and after a lifetime of buying books, I can no longer afford to do so. My library is so important to me and my family - both my kids are avid readers, too and someone is always at the library!
Luisa from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm using your internet service and checking out a book and a dvd. be happy. i've just moved today and am feeling tired and a bit blue. so i did what i often do when i need a boost: i came to the library.
Heidi from Batavia, IL St Charles, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out knitting and sci-fi books be able to afford to read, watch, and listen to so much great stuff.
Emily from St. Charles, IL St Charles, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books that I love! be able to read all of my favorite books!
Edward from Stoughton, MA boston, ma Research and homework: I'm michael coppinger
P from St. Charles, IL St Charles, IL, USA Books and reading: I'm "reading" an audiobook. have access to audiobooks.
danielle from racine, WI racine Books and reading: I'm looking some work up for school be able to do my homework
Trish from Idaho Falls, ID Greenfield Public Libary, Greenfield, Ma Research and homework: I'm doing research on my family History. Im trying to figure out how to get into your newspaper archives to find obiutuaries for members of my family that go back in Massachusetts history. I know some of them are in there as I read them years ago and now need to see them again for my research, Im working online from another state and so far cant seem to find a way to search this. Any ideas?
Kim from N Las Vegas, NV Aliante Books and reading: I'm find out more about audiobook downloads through the library
Vern from Redmond, WA Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052-3531, USA Books and reading: I'm Vern be able to read most of the books I get from the library My wife and I are both big readers. The King County Library System permits us to read more books and stay within our budget.
Clifford from Kingston, MA Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St, Kingston, MA 02364-1441, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books--specifically about US Special Forces and the CIA Special Activities Division. read nearly as much. I have a voracious appetite for reading, but I don't have much money. If it weren't for the public libraries, I wouldn't read nearly as much.
Clifford from Kingston, MA Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St, Kingston, MA 02364-1441, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books--specifically about US Special Forces and the CIA Special Activities Division. read nearly as much. I have a voracious appetite for reading, but I don't have much money. If it weren't for the public libraries, I wouldn't read nearly as much.
hamid from kermanshah Razi, Shahin Shahr, Iran Research and homework: I'm doing research and homework
sherry from kenmore, WA Kenmore, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my holds be able to get the information I need I appreciate that the library makes a wide variety of non-fiction available to me. I don't know how else I would be able to learn about subjects in which I am interested.
Elizabeth from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm feel as confident as the mother of 4 young children. I'm the stay at home mother of 4 children, and my relationship with our children's librarian has been invaluable to me. She leads wonderful weekly and monthly programs that my children enjoy. She also helps me choose books to read to my children and for my 6 year old to read for himself. The resources my library provides, coupled with the guidance of a fine children's librarian, make me feel confident that I am preparing my children for successful and interesting lives as well-read adults.
Katrina from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library District Las Vegas Nevada Books and reading: I'm
Dana from Pittsburg, CA Pittsburg, CA, USA Books and reading: I'm loading info to my mp3 and e-reader also checking out actual books because at times i miss the feel of an actual book in my hands. not know what to do with myself......i'd feel lost. i'm so happy when i'm in the library when i'm in the library i feel that i have access to anything i could ever imagine! community news, world news, travel, learning new things example: learned about the QR reader in the library ,although my phone cant download the info i do know what it's all about. the library keeps me informed about many things. THANKS
Carol from Long Beach, CA California State University, 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-0004, USA Work or finding work: I work in an academic library helping students do research.
suzanne from essex, MA Essex, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for 1493 be able to read as many books It's the yarn that knits us together.
Elisabeth from Berkeley, CA Berkeley, CA, USA Other: I'm meeting with a city councilor about library funding as a part of my volunteer work.
Elisabeth from Berkeley, CA Berkeley Books and reading: I'm looking for books on line, reserving them, and requesting FREE library loans from our affiliated library systems. read a tenth of what I read now. I've loved libraries since I was a child. My first library card was a seminal moment. It was the first thing that I had in my name. MY name, not my parents' names. I was 6 and that was a very big deal. I was able to choose what I liked, consult the children's librarian for ideas for good books, check out books by myself, and be solely responsible for their care and return. The librarian made it clear to me that the library was my place but that in return for her help and all the great books, I had to take care of the books I used so that everyone could use them. I felt very proud and very grown up. I took my responsibility for those books seriously and loved them all the more because of it. I loved it that the librarian talked to me. She'd ask is I'd like something and why or why not. She answered my questions and listened to my opinions about books. She made suggestions and remembered my name. What a great way to teach someone responsibility. Plus, how much fun is the instant gratification of 6 new books to take home? I loved it. I now volunteer as the president of my library's Foundation. I go in and out of the library all the time for meetings, events, and to check out books and other resources. I use the library's on line resources nearly every day. When I get tired of the meetings and endless fundraising, I look around at all the people and all the activities at our library. I get re-energized and go back to work. Thanks to all the librarians and library staff who do so much for all of us.
Alelie from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Other: I'm always there to review for upcoming tests be able to study at home, we just moved and there's lots of clutters and it's not as peaceful/quiet like it does in the library it's great to have a public library, although I know the pros and cons of not having a cafe, it's just that sometimes it's good to have a cafe to generate more revenue for the gov't but then again I reckon it's because so that the books won't get spilled on coffee with dirty hands of pastries and jams haha, but ya having a cafe inside for coffee say even just for $.50/coffee is good way to make some money to fund the library because I really want our libraries to stay, and now I'm sad because the libraries used to have long hours but I think they cut off hours now. :(
sally from issaquah, WA King Cty Library, Issaquah, WA and North Bend. Books and reading: I'm sally. I reserve books, pick books up off the shelves, do research, genealogy, used to use the computers. Attend meetings that hare held there..etc. I coulnd't live without a library. be able to read much or escape the TV and computers. Learn, read for fun, research, etc. My local 1-12 school didn't have a library, my mom started one, then the town started one. I was sick alot or laid up..read everything I could get my hands upon. I have continued to read rather than watch TV...it is an escape, a way to relax and a way to further my non fiction education. I love our library. I use other libraries. I buy books and yet I don't have a techy bookreader. Some libraries are very good with helping research too. I would not put libraries on the same level of journalists...that would be a big step down.
Liz from Henderson, NE Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm updating my hold requests list. be reading as many new books. I do not always want to buy a book just to read it - especially with newly released books. I would rather borrow the book instead of owning it.
Marion Public from Marion, IN Marion Public Library Marion, IN 46953, USA Research and homework: I'm researching!! have a job.
Deborah from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up a book. read as many books.
Karen from Renton, WA Renton, Washington, USA Undefined: Whenever I hear about a book or movie I'd like to read/view I go online and reserve it at the library. I have yet to be dissapointed that they don't have a copy and they take 'reservations' for titles they don't yet have. read near as much or have access to the variety of titles the library carries. When ever I have moved to a new city or state (10 times)one of the first things I do is get a local library card. When I've been broke I can always find something interesting (and free)at the library...a movie, book, or in one library system you could even check out art! It has always been a safe
Paula from Kent, WA King County Library System, Kent WA Events: I'm Paula Osborn be able to learn new things or read books. I have loved libraries since I was a child when I discovered I could go back in time, visit different countries and learn about other people when I read a book. Since my parents did not buy books I became my own self directed reader. I still am. I can hang out in the library for hours browsing the shelves.
Nicola from Bellevue, WA 116th Books and reading: I'm nicola stathers and was on the KCLS website today looking for academic books recommended for me prior to starting at Columbia, studying for a Dual M.A. in International and World History. read as many books or be as into my hobby, knitting. I'm a recent grad, so in the past 4 years I mostly use this library when I'm not at university. I love to check out craft/cooking books and gorge with delight on fantasy novels and the excellent selection of NEW paperbacks. Especially romance novels. My biggest request would be to see a wider selection of e-books available remotely, it would really help me to NOT pursue the other free means available. I do most of my non-academic reading on KCLS books, and I think it is the best library system I have ever seen. In any other city, I would not be so well-read and would have had to pay a fortune for novels that could easily share with other interested people. Furthermore, visiting the library for escapist novels and magazines often ends up encouraging me to check out a wider selections of books, in all my interests. How could a book store compare- you can't even browse without feeling guilty!
Marylyn from Boulder City, NV Boulder City, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books within our county to reserve and read when they are available. I also look to see if a book I may be interested is in the local system. If not I may order it for my e-reader or make notes to wait and try again later. be as delighted as I am with my daily routine. Reading labels, notice hung up in banks, etc. Books are my daily need even though I do a lot of national and local news, as well as family and friends events on the computer. Have been an avid library troll since I was 8 yrs. old.
Linda from Newcastle, WA Newport Hills, WA 98006, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading an audiobook that I can listen to on my way to work. I have a 25 minute commute so I get to enjoy a good book and I've done about 15 books in the last year. be reading as many books The library was a great help while I was in graduate school. At the time I had a young son so doing research away from home was not always an option. So I used my online link to the library to find my research materials. And I started reading more books to discipline myself into reading for my graduate school courses.
Lisa from issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm lisa have computer access or have any books to read
Kathleen from Carnation, WA Duvall, Other: I'm printing things and using Word. be able to print things or use Word, as I don't have that at home. I also would also be spending a lot more money on my reading material.
Christa from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for books have hours of pleasure, excellent resources for research and a door to better learning We are selling our house and moving. I would not consider moving to a community that doesn't have a library in my immediate neighborhood. I'm especially grateful for the outstanding service provided by King County Library. I am a huge fan and a constant user of the services.
Terry from Federal Way, WA SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98023, USA Books and reading: I'm checking the due date on an item be able to read as much, since I can't afford all the books I want to read. I have a Kindle, which is all very good for reading, but I can't always afford to buy all the books I want to read. The library solves that problem.
Julie from Renton, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books and series online have anything interesting to listen to during my long commute to Listening to a book on CD during my commute makes it enjoyable, rather than torturous!
Virginia from Dania Beach, FL Dania Beach, FL, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for best sellers on compact discs (cd's). Doesn't the library carry them anymore? My eyesight is poor and I love listening to books on CD's. Please advise. Have the pleasure of listening to the latest bestsellers on CD's. I listen to CD's while exercising, walking, doing housework, doing gardening, ironing, and on car trips. They also put me to sleep at night. I'm addicted.
Gloria from Kettle Falls, WA Kettle Falls, WA 99141, USA Undefined: I'm going online to pick out an audio book to listen to on my ipod. listen to the audio books. I love to go to the library as well...awesome people work there!
Athena from Issaquah, WA King County Library, Issaquah, WA Books and reading: I'm placing a hold on a book Be able to read all of the Man Booker Prize Winners I set a goal to read all Booker prize winners and nominees - and blog about them!
Lulu from Prairie Lea, TX Tri-Community Library, P.O. Box 44/6910San Marcos HWY 80 Prairie Lea, Tx. 78661 Other: I'm at the Tri-Community Library at Prairie Lea, Tx. I am currently working the Front Desk at the library. have a job! I have been employed by the school district for 19 years and the library became community in 2000. The community of Prairie Lea is a small community in Central Tx. Our patrons living in the community all work 20 or more miles as we sit between SW of Luling and San Marcos, Texas and between Austin, and San Antonio, Texas. We are proud of our library and we continue to do what is best for the patrons of this rural community.
Mary from St. Simons Island, GA College of Coastal Georgia, 3700 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520-3632, USA Books and reading: I'm using interlibrary loan to check out a book. be up to date on education research. I'm a teacher candidate and it's important for me to read about best teaching practices. My mentor teachers love to recommend books to me that have helped them in the classroom and the library gives me access to them.
Gene from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for the next in a series of fiction books. I have two of the series left to read. have room in my house for all the books I read. Currently I am reading a series of fiction stories by J D Rob and John Sanford... The number of books in each collection is amazing. My bookshelf is full containing all of the Harry Potter Series, the Twilight series, assorted stories by JD Rob and other authors. I read about 12 to 16 books a year. I am running out of room to store all the books.
David from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Books and reading: I'm accessing my library account, looking to add to my hold list Be able to place books on hold. Be able to read a fraction of what I now consume. I believe that bookstores are way too expensive and have a limited (to the most popular/lowest common denominator) selection
Tiani from Renton, WA Renton Highlands,Renton, WA Books and reading: I check my account for any available for pickup holds and for any items that I due back soon. Be able to get books that I want to read without buying them. Sometimes I read a book that I own that is part of a series but I don't have the next book, so I get it from the library. Pretty much all the books I read are from the library.
Jo from Maysville, GA Piedmont Regional Library System Winder, GA Books and reading: I'm searching for downloadable ebooks. read as many books. I am an avid reader and I would not be able to purchase all of the books that I read.
David from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm LOVING the new computers they just installed here!! be able to read books and donate my previously read books The librarians here are SO knowledgeable and wise, always willing to help and assist in finding a book or information.
luisa from agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Other: I'm moving my email from verizon (my current isp) to google's gmail because i'll be moving in the next few days and do not know whether i'll continue with verizon's services. my home computer is down at the moment, so i am relying on the local library computer services. be able to maintain continuity in my personal email communication
Pat from Melrose, MA Melrose Public Library Melrose MA Books and reading: I'm looking for book availability be able to read, research, de-stress, learn, be entertained, be part of my community I use books on cd when commuting, browse magazines and new titles, see local artists work displayed, participate in book discussions, go to author readings, browse in a relaxed quiet area, Any neighborhood I move to would have to have a library nearby. One of my most cherished possessions is my library card. I've had and used my library card for 52 years.The librarians know me. If I go on vacation I will often visit the library. I 'collect" special libraries like the Boston Atheneum, The State Library, The New England Quilt Museum's library and the Seattle Public Library. Libraries provide job information,help me with my various hobbies and eclectic reading tastes. Show me places I haven't been and esxposes me to different cultures. I could go on and on but I'd run out of space!
Eng Gin from Little Neck, NY Douglaston, NY, USA Books and reading: As time and time passes and as technology gets more advanced, the library seems less of an important fixture on people's lives. To me, the library is a place where I can relax and spend a few hours reading in peace. Surrounded by the smell of old books and polished wood, the library is a sanctuary. be as relaxed as I am. I go to a school that is an hour away from my house by bus. I take many AP courses and play varsity golf. I volunteer after school and on the weekends. My life is hectic so when I can take a few hours to visit the library and read, I instantly feel relaxed and happy.
Beth from Highlands Ranch, CO Douglas, Colorado, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for books to help me be a better vet. I am using the computer to see how my family is. :) Be enjoying a good series of books I skipped across on accident
Tonyeka from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Work or finding work: nothing
r from DALTON, MA Pittsfield, MA, USA Research and homework: I'm re
mary from bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book have access to so many wonderful books! I love books and reading and personally have a library of over 3000 volumes in my home. But, I am retired now, and cannot afford to buy the books I would like to read. Since I have retired, I have become an ardent user of my local library.
Jane from Henderson, NV Henderson Nevada Henderson Libraies. Music, movies and games: I'm Looking for 3 d movies readas much as I do
Drew from Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands Ranch, CO, USA Research and homework: I'm finding certain pictures to help aid in my drawing Be able to print off a quality print at home despite spending about .20 cents for it.
Laurie from South Easton, MA Easton, MA 02375, USA Books and reading: I'm placing holds on books for our upcoming vacation! read nearly as much I wouldn't buy a book to read it only one time, such as fiction, either for myself or other family members. We read so many more books since we're able to borrow them through our library. It's invaluable and greatly appreciated.
Danial from Chewelah, WA Chewelah Library, Chewelah, WA Books and reading: I'm looking for downloadable books read less
Nancy from Plantation, FL Broward/West Regional (Plantation, FL) and Davie (because the book we needed wasn't at West Regional) Kids: I'm trying to find children's books for my child to take her mandatory summer reading Accelerated Reader tests. (wish the library info included AR info, esp for kids books (maybe even up to high school level. (My child is only in 2nd.) My child and I love going to the library. We love the summer reading programs (wish they had these all year but school makes the kids do lots of reading!)
Raney from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Undefined: I'm checking email
Jennifer from Newcastle, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm locating items with the online catalog be able to read as many books
John from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking at more resources that I think will be available at this library. Be able to satisfy my love of reading. I've always spent a lot of time in the library through my life, but now that I am waiting for a total hip replacement and have the time I spend even more. Not being able to stand or sit for very long periods, reading passes the time quite well.
Bob from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm Not...the library is closed on Saturdays! Too bad our nation's leaders do not consider this an important enough service to fund it properly. Read enough
Sonya from Peabody, MA Danvers Library in Massachusetts Programs and classes: I'm in on-line school be able to complete my on-line course Frustrated because I gave my new laptop to my daughter. We kept fighting over it. I knew she could not afford to buy one therefore, I gave it to her for college. It's her first year.
joanne from ft lauderdale, FL Lauderdale Lakes, Fl Books and reading: I'm renewing my books on line be able to access my books on cd - love them # 1 I am a librarian and just accepted a position in Broward County (it has been 2 years since the Graduate Intern program was canceled due to budgetary concerns)....so I am so glad to get back to where I feel I belong...
Chandler from Mercer Island, WA Mercer Island, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold on my library's website to pick up once I get home from vacation. have read all the books that I have read nor would I have the space to go to read these books. I am a student so I don't have a lot of money to buy all the books that I want to read or need for school purposes. The library has helped me with this problem. I also live fifteen minutes walking distance from my local library so I walk to my library quite often. Walking to the library to get the books I have put on hold or find while there has always been one of my favorite thing to do regardless of age.
konaya from skokie, IL skokie library, skokie,il Socializing and networking: I'm using my library to help me with homework also to get more and more education.
Chris from Kenmore, WA Kenmore, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm learning about music's past. get to learn about musical legends, in their own words.
DIEGO from CAROL STREAM, IL CAROL STREAM LIBRARY CAROL STREAM IL Kids: I do have time
Emily from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for some titles. have access to so many books. I research vacations, read fiction and non-fiction, use some of the data bases.
Korey from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm using the library to find Employment. I get Frustrated at times but the library does help.
Anni from Missoula, MT Missoula Public Library, Missoula, Mt 59802, USA Events: I'm workin'at and lovin' it! be employed here, nor be happy with my job.
Joelle from Des Moines, WA Des Moines WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing the check-in date on library materials and checking to see which reserved books are ready for me to pick up I wouldn't be able to home school my children very effectively. Because we home school, we are a single-income family. We can afford the bare basics of school materials, but the library helps us flesh out the skeleton, so to speak. I teach my children to use books as research materials for their essays. The educational DVDs I can get through the library system are incredible - history comes to life and the wonders of nature unfold. Because of the availability of so many books on any given topic, my children may freely learn about anything they want to know. There are books geared towards every stage of their young lives, from toddler to adult. The librarians have always been significant in my children's lives. Librarians work hard to help my children, and to top it all off the librarians even bring magicians, storytellers, and musicians into the library for programs that are fun and free of charge. We love our libraries!
Emily from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm reading books be able to read most of the books I want to read. I cannot afford to buy all of them. If not for the library my reading amount would be literally 10% of what it is now.
Season from Bellevue, WA King, Washington, USA Music, movies and games: I'm looking for an April Smith CD. have wasted two years of my life obtaining a Master's in Library Science and two more years trying to find a job as a librarian when there are none. Can I have those four years back please?
Daria from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA 98229, USA Books and reading: I'm reading many books read books I get many books from the library and if we did not have one anymore i would not read books because they would not be availible.
henny from las vegas, NV green valley library, henderson,nevada Programs and classes: I'm taking a digital photography class. be able to use a computer love the library. using the computer or reading the books.
Betty from Mesquite, NV Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: Ordering an audiobook.
David from Las Vegas, NV Summerling Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm renewing my books online Read as many books as I do.
Nathanael from Bellevue, WA Newport Way Library, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my holds be able to read books free. I love reading books and having a library helps me to be able to read books at will.
Heather from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book on a subject that recently interests me. Seeing what the Library has before heading to Amazon.com. be as educated on subjects not taught in school I love the library. American schools do not teach about Mao, Stalin, the Vietnam War, the Rape of Nanking, Rwandan genecide, Unit 731, S21....many topics that are not covered but we should know about because we lived on this planet.
Jo from Sudbury, MA Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for "Digging in America" byAnne Tyler. Is it available? tHANKYOU BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH MY BOOK CLUB I am retired , living on a fixed income.This does not allow me many luxuries, so, getting books on loan from the library is important.
Elaine from Laughlin, NV Laughlin, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm trying to write a review on an ebook enjoy my love of reading. I have just finished reading Growing up Laughing by Marlo Thomas and it was a great read. I wanted to post a review, but I can't find the answer on the Las Vegas Library District webpage.
Lara from Federal Way, WA Federal Way, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm currently listening to mp3s on my laptop while logged into the library's online catalog and checking to see if my holds have been filled so I can pick them up later. be able to read as many books each week as I currently do I'm currently inbetween jobs and I read several books a week. Without the library, it would be harder for me to acquire reading materials as books are quite expensive. My unemployment benefits were just recently cutoff and I can no longer afford to supplement my reading habit out of my own pocket as I have for the last two years. I do not watch tv so this is my only source of entertainment other than the internet.
Adrienne from Henderson, NV Whitney, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm reserving books online to check out for my family. Read as many books by the same author. I've been using public libraries for thirty seven years. While reading is great for knowledge, I read mainly for pleasure. Because most of what I enjoy reading will never be used as a reference book, I don't see the logic in spending money on a book that once read is of no use to me. By using the library, I can read every book a particular author has written and it only cost me late fees. If I begin to read a book and it doesn't keep my interest, I can return it and move on, still costing me nothing. I can reserve a book online and pick it up while I'm out running errands. Now, if I have the patience to wait, I can download a book once it's available and never leave the house. We are a techie family and do almost all research online, but reading a good book for free from a local library can't be beat.
Becci from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm borrowing a book have access to Napa Valley reference books Will be reading this book in the car with Boyfriend on our 4-hour drive to his family reunion, in anticipation of our trip to Napa together in September.
R from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Library, Henderson, NV 89012, USA Kids: I'm looking up children's programming and reading details about the library's One for a Million fundraising project. have been able to as easily develop and foster my kiddos' love of books, reading and storytelling. We rely on the Henderson Public Libraries for children's programming, picture books, developing reader chapter books, non-fiction children's books for when we're curious, connecting us to our community, becoming familiar with interacting courteously with adults who work at the desks and remember us from week to week...the list goes on and on, but especially, storytime is *priceless*!
Amanda from Brier, WA Lake Forest Park, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm borrowing books about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum aspects and raising children in attachment parenting lifestyle for my own children and for families that I help after I become a certified postpartum doula! be reading one book every day, expanding my mind, exploring new ways of thinking and helping my children develop an interest in reading.
mary from racine, WI racine WI usa Research and homework: I'm multi tasking, or here for more than one reason. Research, email, occassionally checking out DVDs as well. have internet access for my college credits to date
Michael from North Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking to see what types of new books are in. I am also searching for a particular book and dvd. read many books.
Jason from Bonney Lake, WA Bonney Lake, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library's computer and other resources to work toward having my novel manuscript published and also using it as a place to read and relax. Have access to the internet or a place to escape my daily life. My family has always struggled to pay rent and have food on the table, so we've never had the money to buy a computer. The library gives me access to information and entertainment that would otherwise be unavailable due to our low income.
Ida from Dix Hills, NY Huntington Station, NY 11746, USA Books and reading: I'm i like to go in a check out what's new. We use the library's programs. I'm constantly borrowing books. I love to go in a peruse the magazines that I do not subscribe to. My library also offers electronic lending. Its the best!!
cheryl from Henderson, NV henderson Undefined: I'm renewing a book and saving a book. Soconvenient to do on line. I want to become a more regular user of online services
Ashley from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV 89149 Books and reading: I am using it for recreation. I enjoy going to the library to read and to look for new authors to start enjoying. not have as many books to read and movies to rent Libraries are important to the community in that sometime they are the first places children go to read. I spent many a day reading or being read to at the library.
kate from carol stream, IL Carol Stream, IL, USA Research and homework: I'm learning another language. get anything done.
Shirley from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up biiks, and maybe check emails Be able to read New Books, or looke up information on the Net
Rachel from International Falls, MN International Falls, MN, USA Music, movies and games: I'm Uploading Pictures Be able to learn and do film making My library has recently started providing video camcorders for check out and a Mac computer to edit on. They use it to educate people on how to present your view of the world.
Raquel from Coral Springs, FL Locattion University Drive in Coral Springs, Florida 33065 Programs and classes: I'm trying to regain my typing speed so that Iam prepare when I go back to work. I was placed on Lay-Off and will like to go back to work. I am also taking computer classes at night Get my typing speed to 70 again since I don't own a computer. We really need the services of the Library since kids and adults needs the services, books and computer classes for the adults. It is really important for our future generation to use all the free services we get in this wonderful country the United States of America.
Heidi from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Library, Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm going to the library to find books on a subject that has caught my attention and I want to learn more. be able to get books for the children I babysit and I wouldn't be able to read more on subjects I want to learn more about.
Michelle from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library, Las Vegas, NV 89110 Books and reading: I'm looking for books about my new interest/hobby. Be able to enjoy as many books, videos Money is tight for so many of us. Our libraries are more popular than ever! In my family, we use our library system to do research on our various hobbies and school projects. We download books
Angela from Federal Way, WA Federal Way, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm reading fun novels, getting inspired by 'The Writer' magi zens, and researching random things for my novel that I'm currently writing. I also like to check out the music from time to time, try different things, see what I like. I also just like to write there.
Judy from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm looking for specific books that I can reserve and check out. My husband and I both lost our jobs and I cannot afford to buy new books, but need something to help pass the time. have the variety of reading material that I do I have been an avid reader all of my life. In the past I have purchased books to read and re-read. I have boxes upon boxes of them because I can't bear to part with them. My husband and I both lost our jobs and I now cannot afford to purchase new books. The public library affords me the opportunity to find and read new books that I otherwise would not be able to.
Cathleen from Las Vegas, NV I Bldg, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA Books and reading: I'm listening to an audiobook by Neil Gaiman and I am happy that there are more audiobooks even in Science Fiction and Fantasy which once was like the ugly duckling but has turned finally into the swan. be alive and sane at Fifty-one years lived. Two things we had all my life, dogs and weekend trips to get books at the library. One gave me unconditional understanding and love, and the library showed me that my imagination, always put down my mother and most of my teachers, had a proper place and time. A love for the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew grew into a love of Agatha Christie, O. Henry and Ellery Queen. Early forays into Bradbury short stories and Heinlein Juveniles led to Asimov, Clarke, and less juvenile Heinlein to Drake and Zahn to Cherryh and Friedman (back when initials meant a female writer to other female writers of SF
Kristin from Kirkland, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm online checking my account and downloading books. be able to access the variety and quantity of books that our family reads. My kids have a lot of books at home. However, they always enjoy coming to the library and borrowing something new for the week. They love their favorite stories we always read, but they read a lot more because of the variety available at the library.
gwen from henderson, NV Water @ Gibson Library, Henderson, NV 89015, USA Books and reading: I just love to read be able to read my mangas im at the liberay at least once a week
Thomas from Agawam ma, MA Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm on the internet have axcess to every book and movie I like cw mars the ability to find books county wide
Susannah from Tucson, AZ Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ Research and homework: I'm looking for information for a school assignment.
Theresa from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm seeing what books are due, seeing what books I am picking up at the library today, looking at the month's programs and recording reading minutes for the summer reading program. be able to expose my family to all the great literary works available free of charge Libraries are a tremendous asset to any community. They educate people, bring people together, give them a quiet place to gather, children are exposed to it through great programs. Even adults have tremendous resources at their fingertips.
M from Lawarenceburg, KY Anderson County Public Library, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Research and homework: I use the library frequently for research and reading for pleasure. I read newspapers, use the computers and enjoy and depend on the library for so many different interests. want to live in this community. I feel the library is the heart of the city. I have lived in Kentucky for a year and the library has been helpful in finding so many things that made the move here doable.
margaret from racine, WI racine public library..racine ,wi 53404 Books and reading: i love the libraries always have ..my fav was the gail borden in elgin ill..i grew up there and so did my sons..if this library had a better internet access and movie selection id b here everyday...my sons r still regulars at local libraries too have much internet access i love the libraries myself and my sons and nephew come on a regular basis..for a variety of uses...mostly movies internet access and movies...when my kids were little they played at the libarary several times a week..for programs books just everything!
Megan from Grand Junction, CO Mesa County Public Library Grand Junction CO Music, movies and games: I'm getting movies from my childhood to watch while i wait for my due date. Have access to information I want and need. Knowledge is power. I like to hold an actual book in my hands rather than get the information off of the internet. I like the feeling of opening a book filled with the information i need, a story to transport me, or knowledge i never possessed. I like walking to my library and knowing that when i get there, a million possibilities await me in all those pages. I find peace, hope, encouragement, and pleasure all in one place. Plus, i love that book smell.
Lovelyn from Henderson, NV Green Valley Library Kids: I like to read books and barrow videos or dvd's for the kids to watch. Be able to read the books I love to read........... I love to read James Patterson books..I also get book my kids and when they go to bed I read them a book.. Its nice to barrow a book to read,then after I read a book.I often buy the book to reread as often as I like
Jade from bonney lake, WA bonney lake libary, bonney lake, WA Music, movies and games: I'm trying to get any movie with Johny Depp Be able to read my books or whatch my moovies
Annie from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting books and looking for my next adventure. Be able to read as many books as I could. I was the 11 year old with a library card. There is no history of literacy in my family, and the library provided access to something I would have not have had access to before. Books fueled my mind an d help me become the intellectual I consider myself today, and it was due to the availability of the library.
Melinda from Castle Rock, CO Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, USA Music, movies and games: I'm looking for new music! have such great new music all the time! Music has become out of my price range since losing my job and I enjoy music. All kinds of music. Constantly. So being able to check out new and different kinds of music all the time really helps me keep up-to-date!
Barbara from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA, KCLS several branches Books and reading: I'm using my local branches to order tech books to study computer science and aid me in my college courses. I use books on CD to commute and to listen to while working, as well as e-books. I use just as many books this way as for research and homework. have access to CDs for commuting or working, or tech books for research and homework Education is key...my industry changed from graphic design for print to web design and development so I am broke and need to use the library as much as possible to re-train. It is also my primary source of entertainment since I spend so much time commuting to school, internship and odd jobs. For my kids it's also their primary source of entertainment if they're not playing or doing school work. My son has trouble with math and also visited the library tutors several times a week during spring semester for help with algebra.
Paula from Bellevue, WA Bellevue PL Bellevue, WA Events: I'm renewing books. I am so grateful to have a resource as excellent as the kcls! Thank you! be able to do research as easily or enjoy such great books and DVDs. I am a writer and educator. The library system is invaluable to my research and to my students.
Gabrielle from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm trying to download music with my card but i keep getting a page that explains the service and I can't get past it to make my selections enjoy reading books vs. using my iPad
Melissa from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm requesting books, music and DVDs for my daughter and I. We go every week to the library, she loves it! be able to expose my child to different books, movies and cutlures. My daughter's father is Peruvian and we are able to find out about the culture through the libraries services.
Melinda from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Other: I'm Volunteering. :) Be able to Volunteer.
Lee from Lake Bluff, IL Beaver Island, Michigan, USA Socializing and networking: I'm communicating with my family via internet access. be very satisfied Unfortunately the library is closing but it's a great place.
Elaine from Burien, WA KCLS, Burien, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm using computer and checking out books have computer/internet research/communications access Retired sr. citizen on very limited income and my home computer died - having no adequate income to replace it. My library is just a short walk from home (great for any weather!) and provides free access with adequate time available to use its computers.
Jen from Henderson, NV N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing and adding books to my lists. Using the thesaurus, checking out new arrivals. be able to enjoy as many books and audio books, or have access to as many books for the fourth grade class that I teach. The library is essential. It provides many resources to the community including book clubs and activities for all ages. I love to browse in the library. It is one of my favorite things to do in life.
Annette from WInnie, TX Winnie, TX, USA Other: I'm looking for ideas for an elective class for 6th graders. I would like the class to center on life-long learning skills and activities. have as many students reading independently. I teach at the local junior high and the local library works in conjunction with or school library to provide books for our students.
Emma from Racine, WI Racine Public Library, Racine, WI Books and reading: I'm checking out books and using computers. Have access to such good reading materials This is a fantastic library with a great staff. Being able to use computers and check out wonderful books really helps people like me who are struggling to survive, especially in today's political climate, where the super rich are being treated like princes while the super rich try to squeeze us unmonied people out of existence. The super rich are trying to stomp us into the ground where we will be smothered to death. Whatever happened to the supposedly Christian United States? What a joke!
Shanan from Maple Valley, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Music, movies and games: Getting music for my trip I really appriciate it! Be procrastinating on my school summer readings and I would be very bored on the air plane. There when I need them
lydia from Shoreline, WA kcls, shoreline, WA Books and reading: I'm holding books online, pickingup and returning books be able to read, research, dream, educate myself and my children, be a writer earlist memory of libraries is, as a child of immigrants,going to storytime at Halloween and hearing about a ghost who snacked on the holes in donuts. Soon I'd read their entire collection of Dr. Suess and returned weekly to ask, "has Dr. Suess written any new books ?" The librarian would gently comisserate with my disappointment that he had not, and steer me toward other writers. Later, I wrote a memoir, Talking to High Monks in the Snow, that was named a notable book by the Am Library Association and a literary novel, The Strangeness of Beauty that was nominated for the International IMPACT Dublin Literary Award and the National Book Award.
Nilima from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Events: I'm picking up a Redmond reporter to get the local news read as much or be as well informed
k from Bullhead city, AZ Laughlin, Nv. USA Programs and classes: I'm here to gather information about a particular stock. To obtain the classes available thru MCC school catalogue. To check my e-mail. To see the news over the internet. To contact a tv show to see when they will be recording the program and to find out the dates for the fall of the program and to see how many tickets I can get for a group of people to go to the show at one time. Finally, practice my skills at using the computer.
claudia from henderon, NV S Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm using it to add min for the summer reading program!! which my children LOVE!! READ! :)
rn from melville, NY dix hills Music, movies and games: I'm music
Janet from Des Moines, WA King County library, Des Moines WA Books and reading: I'm looking for a specific book be able to read all the books I hear and read about. Since I was a child walking to my local library, using the old file system to find books and do research for school papers, and participating in summer reader programs, libraries have been an on going part of my life. My children were all raised to be readers as well. Andrew Carnegie would be happy to see the effect of his plan.
Amy from Las Vegas, NV Whitney library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books, movies for myself but i am also checking out books and dvds for the elementary school library i work for when we do not have certain books on our shelves. be able to checkout books and dvds for the children that i work for. I work for an elementary school library and we do not have funds to buy any more books for the children in my impoverished community. They loose books all the time and when we need a particular book to do a lesson with the children and we do not have it i borrow it from our public library. Also i borrow books on non fiction subjects because the library i work for does not have up to date books (we have hundreds of outdated books). I also checkout dvds for the children to watch on nonfiction subjects. Recently i checked out a dvd on internet safety so we could teach the children when they are home not to talk to strangers online and never to give out personal information to anyone online so they will stay safe.
Jack from Racine, WI Racine, WI Other: I'm at the library researching Reference USA
Debbie from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm requesting a book to be held for me. ALso checking on what is new to check out. be able to read as much as I do. I love to read. I used to buy all my books but that gets very expensive. My dad goes to the library all the time and told me to check out the books and maybe buy the ones I will want to read again. The library is a wonderful place and enables people to be able to read what they want when they want.
Charlene from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Library, Henderson NV Books and reading: I'm on my computer at home, looking for interesting books (nonfiction, science). I will have them waiting on the "Hold" rack next time I stop into the library. If it weren't for the library, I wouldn't be able to keep up with all the "T'ween Fiction" my kids are into. I have three daughters and they like to READ. By using the library I can always have the next book in the latest series waiting for us when we need it. "The Hunger Games" "Percy Jackson and the Young Olympians" "Cat Warriors" "The Dork Diaries" --Even popular series from years ago like "Animorphs" have all cycled through our living room two and three copies at a time. I am grateful that the library is there as a resource. Having multiple copies of books that we can use for a while and trade in when we are ready is an ideal way to keep us all READING.
Meg from Upton, MA Upton, MA 01568, USA Other: I do not have a printer. I am part of the newly poor. So I go to library for printing and faxing needs thank God Be able to print hard copy anything A vital link for job and school.
Lynette from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm checking books requested, maybe checking out a book. be able to satisfy my best methods of stress escape! I read a lot, take little kids to the library for their story time programs, and also have taken children there in the past for research and checking out books.
Kattie from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas NV Summerlin Music, movies and games: I'm getting DVD's to help our family save money! have the means to keep the kids and us reading and seeing DVD's that are just out in stores;)
Terri from Seattle, WA King County,Washington, Burien Branch Music, movies and games: I'm downloading eBooks and and borrowing DVDs read as much as I do
Veronica from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library , Las Vegas, Nevada 89131 Books and reading: I'm keeping up with my favorite authors new books/series. I also go to my library to get the latest movies out on dvd when it is available. I don't know what I would to for family night and the childrens book assignments for school. I don't know what I would do if their services are cut,we are a one income family and the library makes it possible for us to watch current movies and when I say current I mean within the last 6 months. They have also wonderful programs that my children uses,for instance the after school tutoring that they started for all subjects. The up to date reading materials for the young teens. My daughters love that they can go and find something to read at anytime. I enjoy everything they have to offer from the books, current magazines sub.,music etc. I have also taken the time to learn how to sew and knit thru the books and dvd's at the library.I am currently learning how to make preserves and canning.
miles from 221 giles st, NV enterprice Work or finding work: I'm very good as usually i'd still be doing something it just plays a good role model for everyone
Kayta from Seattle, WA King, Washington, USA Music, movies and games: I'm looking for a game that you don't have and I was hoping that you had a request form. However, I can't find it. read nearly so many books; be able to check out games that I cannot afford to buy I have residences in Seattle
Charlene from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: Today, I need to renew the due date for my borrowed books. I will be returning a few, and keeping a couple that I haven't had a chance to read yet. I seem to be overly optimistic with the time I have to read when I check them out from the library. Be able to read up on books by featured authors on the Charlie Rose program, or learn about foreign countries/travel Whenever I move to a new city, the first thing I do is locate my nearest library, and get a library card. The library has been a safe heaven for me to study in throughout my college years, and as a professional adult taking outreach courses for CEUs. I can give credit to the library for helping me retain my professional licenses. I travel a lot, so what's beneficial about my local library is that they have an International section where I can brush up on a language or another culture. I often rent foreign films from my library to enhance learning a new language. When I have time for pleasure, the library is a great place for me to browse books in everything from horticulture to biographies. I've found that I can receive a lifetime of knowledge by reading an iconic biography. I'm interested in the seminars and guest authors who come to libraries and speak about various subjects, however, I have not had time to attend one in the recent year, I still find them interesting and imperative for the community. Living in Las Vegas, I don't think the library is appreciated as much as libraries in cosmopolitan cities such as San Francisco, or Washington, D.C., where people contribute to libraries and attend special events in libraries as "members."
Kathy from Castle Rock, CO Douglas County Library, Castle Rock, CO Work or finding work: I'm am always searching for things to read, listen to, learn, dance to, be involved with, answer to, making decisions about, how to move, how to prepare a food item, how to communicate better, how to be happy, what's new, what's new again, where we came from, where we are going, what is holding us back - I guess I am interested in a lot of stuff! Be as humanly fulfilled as I already am . . . . . I just love our library. Everyone you meet there is happy to have such a wonderful library. The people who work there are very (VERY) knowledgeable and so very welling to help a person find what they want and need. We are so very lucky to have this service in our community.
J. J. from Las Vegas, NV Clark County, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm researching for hymnal books. have access to books that I don't want to buy I am a teacher of children with intellectual disabilities, and an author of THE NEW PIMPS--a book about how mega ministries are bilking people out of their money. I use the library for research.
Daz from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking items ready for pickup have free access to such great books
Cicely from Las vegas, NV Windmill library and service center, las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm going to see if in the scattered books there are the first three books of the series I'm reading. Read as often. I learn aout whatever I want to and am able to have a hobby that I love.
Mark from Kirkland, WA King County Library - Kirkland Branch, Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to: * Help me achieve my goal of reading the entire Modern Library's 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century (Editors' List) in the next few years. * To help keep commercial television out of my house by borrowing DVDs of popular films, critically acclaimed HBO and AMC series, and documentaries and educational programs. * To provide additional study materials for independent research projects that my elementary school age children like to do, such as on Greek Mythology and Dinosaurs. * To help keep up on my foreign language skills. * To keep my non-English speaking mother-in-law supplied with Chinese reading material during her extended visits with us. * To find information to help me with various home projects, such as building a brick patio and planning an outdoor kitchen. ...have as ready access to literature of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in English Literature, but after teaching college English courses for a few years, I transitioned into the world of technical writing for software. Along the way, I decided I didn't have time to keep reading any sort of non-fiction. Last year, however, I realized how much I felt I was missing by reading only books of a technical or instructive nature, and I got the idea to begin reading the Modern Library Editors' list of the top 100 novels of the 20th century, in chronological order. This effort will probably take me a few years or so, as I'm on #11 after 11 months ('The House of Mirth' by Edith Wharton), but I'm thoroughly enjoying my return to good literature after nearly 20 years. This wouldn't be so easy without the library having all 100 of these works in its collection. (Side benefit: I've also begun taking the bus to work instead of driving so as to have a regular reading time set aside.)
Jessica from las vegsa, NV Las Vegas, NV 89142, USA Books and reading: I'm online, reserving books and renewing the one I'm still reading. be able to read so many books.
june from las vegas, NV rainbow, las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm looking for something to read be happy! it is hot here now, the library is cool
Caprice from Lake Forest Park, WA Lake Forest Park, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Caprice Sauter Be able to read all the books I do I stopped buying books and went to using the library exclusively about 4 years ago. i read at least 3 books a week. I just couldn't keep paying for them and then the problem of what to do with them once I've read them. It has also been wonderful for my 9 year old son, as once he finds and author or a series he likes, we just click and it will show up!
Sharif from Syracuse, NY Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, Syracuse, NY 13202, USA Programs and classes: I'm going to the library to check out books out or go on the computer and leave. Be a writer, trying to be a Author It plays a really important role on my life. Since I'm trying to be an upcoming author.
K from Bellevue, WA bellevue branch of king county library system, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing audio CD's have the opportunity to share this wonderful resource with my children.
luisa from feeding hills, MA Agawam, MA, USA Other: I'm be able to easily find lodging on line, as i'm limited to only a small netbook at home for now
sandy from henderson, NV Gibson branch, henderson, nv Undefined: I'm trying to find out if I can renew my book online. keep up my journal or do research
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the internet and checking out reading materials. have easy access to the internet It helps not having to purchase all my reading material-it would be expensive. The staff is helpful when you ask them.
Billy from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Work or finding work: I'm use the internet
Lionel from Las Vegas, NV Whitney, Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I want information about El Paso, Texas
Ruth from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Other: I'm filling out this survey on my computer. I think is important to let you know why the library is so important to me and my family and I'm sure for a lot of residents here in Vegas watch movies, read books, get music, events, etc... my daughter gets lots of books and gets awarded all the time at school because she is an excellent reader, she also enjoys watching kids movies and I'm also able to watch movies, listen and download music and we are able to go to special events like plays, concerts, dance showsand more. In this economy, the library has been a salvation and thanks to everything that is offered there, we have been able to include a wide variety of entertainment in our lives. I LOVE the library, and my daughter too. Thank You for libraries....!!!
Donald from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm Donald S Continue my education of life,the world,enjoymeny. Where do you go after school for reliable answers,questions,relaxation,escape into another time,world,THE LIBRARY.
roxann from amarillo, TX Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA Other: I'm am looking for and obituary for my uncle Tommy Moran Skidmore born march 28th 1934 and died sept 8th 2008 in las vegas nv clark county
Megan from Chicago, IL Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60625 Research and homework: I'm working on my homework. Every 30 minutes, when my concentration wanes, I pick up The New Yorker or Poetry Magazine and I read to relax and inspire myself. I do not know what I would do without my library. Read as much, study as much, think as much, help as much, feel as much, live as much. When I moved to Chicago at the age of seventeen, I spoke no language, had no money, few friends and even fewer prospects for the future. My little, store-front public library on Chicago Avenue and Damen (now much nicer West Town Chicago Public Library)was the only safe and public space in my neighborhood where I could study, read and dream. Without access to free books I would not have access to books, I would not learn the language, I would not get into college. Instead, I would probably do what so many of zero generation Polish women still do in this country-clean and babysit. Keep the libraries and keep the hope for millions of people in this country and around the world.
cynthia from fort lauderdale, FL the african american research library Programs and classes: I'm learning to type have acces to the things i need. i can come here for reading material.tutoring, typing classes, internet acces, resume, interviewing, and job prep programs.
Joan from Henderson, NV Water @ Gibson Library, Henderson, NV 89015, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my reserves. It's a great system in Henderson NV get to read so many books. My husband and I are retired and stay close to home so using this library is very important to us.
Peter from Bellingham, WA Bellingham Public Library Research and homework: I'm researching plants for my garden and job seeking be able to access all of the books that I can't afford to buy
Neita from WA King County Library, Lake Forest Park, Washington Books and reading: I'm checking my books that are due have opportunity to read many books. I love to read, but feel that the expense of buying books would be prhibitive. It is great to be able to read a large assortment of books.
elaine from commerce, GA Winder, GA, USA Other: I'm
shegeebee from Arlington, WA Northport, WA, USA Kids: I'm getting my son a card, we are searching for books, signing up for summer reading program, and using the internet. have access to great materials, and have to drive 35 miles to the nearest town library.
Farrukh from Gleason, WI H, Gleason, WI 54435, USA Research and homework: I'm Farrukh Without library people like me are blind in the field of research. Libraries provide us great help in achieving our goals.
Joleen from Las Vegas, NV Whitney, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm looking for a class on Outlook
Pam from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm renewing a book and will be attending a book club meeting in the library this evening. be able to read all the books I wish to read It was magic the first time the bookmobile showed up in my rural neighborhood. That is when my love affair with books began.
susan from Parkland, FL Northwest Regional Library, Coral Springs, Florida Books and reading: I'm not at the Northwest Regional Libray today....I'm there at least 3 times a week. When I walk into the Northwest Regional Library....All the wonderful people who work there know me and greet me by name. For example, Gloria will say to me....you know you have items on hold....She recommended the DVD...."The King's Speech." She told me that I would love it and I did. Everyone who works there....no matter what time of day I'm there....greet me as a friend. a wonderful positive attitude.
Brenna from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm reading again be able to afford all the books i enjoy reading
Michele from Snohomis, WA Loon Lake Ct, Loon Lake, WA 99148, USA Books and reading: Making request for delivery to my home branch have a good summer, I come to Loon Lake for the summer months and I greatly appreciate being able to get books and audio books This is a rural community and it is wonderful to have a bricks and mortar library. I would be lost for the summer without access to a library.
Alice from kirkland, WA KCLS, Kirkland, WA Books and reading: I'm reserving books and picking up holds not be able to read as many books I love to read but could not buy as many books as I want to read. Many books I check out are not finished (if I don't like them) so it would be a waste of money to purchase instead of borrow them. I still remember the first time I went into a library as a young child and also the titles I checked out when I got my first library card.
Cathy from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm reading. be able to enjoy as many authors. I have a limited income and an insatiable appetite for good storys. Libraries gave me a place to use my imagination when I went to storytelling time as a child. It was my second home when I needed to get out of the house and have something to read. It gave me a place to study and reasearch as a student. It was my computer and my job search resource when I didn't have a computer or a job. It was my social outlet when I met for book club...and it's now an opportunity to meet a plethora of authors I admire this fall, when they host the Seattle Bookfest this year (which was something lost for a few years in my city).
Jerry from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm very UN-happy with Pandigat as a reader. I can not get it to do the commands that are called for. I have had one clas and will be taking it again.
Mary from Woodinville, WA Woodinville, WA, USA Other: Having retired I have more time to read, and learn crafts from books, research my interests. have social groups in crafting like knitting Senior social, craft groups More U.S. citizens are retiring and going through a life change. The library can support this change by supporting the Seniors in their area. Seniors can become isolated and libraries can offer a place to learn, socialize , do what they have learned in the library books. They have lots of this for children, but none for Seniors.
Mary from Bellevue, WA Bellevue Regional Library, Bellevue, WA Books and reading: I'm using audio player books, printing colored pages, checking out CDs, books, and DVDs (for pleasure and for school research) be whole.....I love the library!!!!! Thank you. I am an avid believer in the public library system. I use many resources at the library: I check out audio books to listen to while I do chores, I check out fiction literature for fun, I read scholarly books for school, I check out DVDs, CDs, cookbooks, craftbooks, etc. I use the library printers almost every week as well. I was abroad last semester in Spain and I still used the library frequently; downloading movies in spanish and audiobooks onto my iPod. I also access the suggested reading lists and book reviews to get suggestions for further reading.
Susan from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Other: I'm renewing books, browsing for books, using the databases for genealogy. be able to enjoy so many of the books read nor do family research.
Mary from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Library, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking on books I have taken out. Read all the books I read, and my children would not love to read as they do! I ALWAYS went to my local library growing up in Portsmouth, NH,and love being in the library. I still read, as much as I can, and I bring my children to the library a lot. They take out books, go to programs, and my 12 yr old volunteers.
Tina from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA, paseo verde library Books and reading: I'm using the computer and checking out a book. have a cess to so many wonderful books The library plays a huge role in my life. I love to read, and need to use the computer.
Kelly from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm escaping the heat and reading for a while. be able to read as many books as I do now. I also wouldn't have a nice place to spend time browsing books, accessing the internet, etc. The library is my favorite place in any city I visit or live. You can find the answers to just about any question you have and learn just about anything as well. As long as the library exists I know I will have a place I can escape the Las Vegas heat and sun and relax for a bit every day. I LOVE the library!
Katie from Issaquah, WA Issaquah Library Issaquah, WA Books and reading: I'm Katie
Elvis from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA 98004, USA Other: I'm disappointed by librarians on 1st floor. Two librarians are kind of racist against Asians be here LIBRARIANS ARE HELLA MEAN TO GROUP OF TEEN
Rebecca from Davie, GA Westside Regional Medical Center, 8201 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324-2701, USA Programs and classes: I'm working on preparing short interview speech. be able to study and learn. I am here for computer classes andto study material for a job. I do not have a personal computer and cannot afford one now.
Elizabeth from Algona, WA Algona, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm placing a hold on a book, checking out books, using the computers... have access to books that I'm not able to buy. With the library, I'm able to read all kinds of books that I might not find anywhere else. I get a lot of summer assignments for high school, many of them ivolving a book report of some sort. And every year, the amount of assignments increases and having to get books can get expensive, so that's where the library comes in. I can check out the books I need and return them once I'm done. Using the library saves me money and time in looking for books. I love it!
Angela from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Work or finding work: I'm checking email
Jay from Boulder City, NV Henderson Public Libraries, Nevada Books and reading: I'm confirming items out and doing a search to hold a new item have shared dozens of titles per year with my family Paseo Verde branch was where I volunteered for an astronomy night and is my most used branch near work. Both my kids are voracious readers and make grat useof public library. I use talking books to enrich my commute, and as family entertainment driving to regional campsites.
Beverlee from Las Vegas, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm trying to get to my account, and not finding a way to do that. HELP I use the library a lot, as buying books on a Social Security income is not sensible...too expensive. I am a voracious reader, so the library is a life saver for me.
Sandra from Bellevue, WA Lake Hill, Bellevue, WA Research and homework: I'm Sandra be able to pull books and see which ones I need. The librarians are such a tremendous help! I work full-time and go to college. Being able to research books on a topic on the PC, putting them on hold and picking them up in one location-priceless.
Ron from Mansfield, MA Mansfield, MA, USA Undefined: To renew
Barbara from Shoreline, WA Shoreline branch of the King County Library, Shoreline, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book I want to read but don't want to buy. be able to read all the varied books I need to read for my ministry. There are so many aspects to ministry. I have explored pastoral ministry, religious education and now, mental health ministry. There are many helpful books available here and I'm going to read as many of them as possible!
Glenda from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Kids: I'm online looking at the storytimes offered tomorrow. My kids and I are planning to go to the library to return our pile of books and borrow a new stack. have an easy, inexpensive way to get books for my three kids. My three children (4, 6,
Tracy from Brunswick, GA Galileo Research and homework: I'm research solar panels for homes and businesses be able to access as much information on subjects helps me with my college research
Tony from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, 6900 N Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89149-4409, USA Books and reading: I'm always looking at the recent and older volumes of books available at my local library. be thoroughly educated about the array of ideolgies manifested all over the world. With Borders closing in the United States and also Barnes and Noble quite a distance from my residence, I am elated to have a library within minutes of my home. I can go and browse with ease. I love going directly to the new books and biography sections.
Parichat from Las Vegas, NV Centennial library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm looking up novels to read. be able to enjoy many varieties of books, movies, and magazines, music. My daughter and I love to go to the library. It feels so relaxing and we love to read. Public libraries are so IMPORTANT, because we can't afford to buy every new book that comes out. Also for research for the kids school projects and such, we depend on our local public libraries. We thank all of you for doing such a good job!! Keep up the good work.
Al from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking to see if I have any DVD's to pick up....the DVD program is the BEST! Better than Netflix, Blockbuster and all the rest. enjoy all the books, periodicals, CD's and DVD's that I do.... The LV Library system has always been good, but since they have automated their system they are fabulous !!!
Mary from Covington, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold (both digital and regular) Checking my account. Be lost -- I use it often and extensively.
Gerry from Las Vegas, NV W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm returning a book and a movie dvd and picking up another dvd that is on hold for me. I find this the best library system I have ever used and I have lived in several states. I'm so sorry the library had to cut their hours but so happy they give the same wonderful service as always. have to buy books and DVDs I really like to read and this library system will get a book I have ordered from another branch in southern Neveda if they don't have a copy and the same with DVDs. I like the fact that I can check out a book for three weeks and renew it if necessary. I use the library very often and would really miss it if it weren't here.
Jane from Henderson, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm looking for tips on how to find a job. be able to listen to audio books in my car I love to read, listen to audio books and watch DVDs. I can't afford to buy all those things. I can even download stuff at home from the library. I can't understand anyone not using the library. If you don't have a library card you are either filthy rich and can buy anything you want, or you are a complete moron.
Laura from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin Branch, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm using it online. I bounce back and forth between Las Vegas and South Korea, so I check books physically when Im in town, and I check them out online when I'm not!
Allan from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm looking for some great History movies. Get to enjoy so many great movies. I like to watch History and Documentary type movies and my Library has a great selection.
Michaelin from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking at my holds and estimating when the next book will be available the easy way to enjoy ALOT of books at very little expense. For the record, I don't mind paying taxes for ALL the things we take for granted.
Lisa from Deerfield Beach, GA Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, Deerfield Beach, FL Work or finding work: I'm working have a job I am the branch manager of the library. I watch people's lives change daily as they check out materials, use our computers, get food stamps, get unemployment, find jobs, etc.
gwen from racine, WI Racine Space: I'm print page
Bonnie from Federal Way, WA SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98023, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my holds. read the number and variety of books that I do now. If I did not have the library, there are many books I now read that would not be within my budget. Additionally, the library is a place I visit for solitude and contemplation. There is always a friendly librarian greeting me and helping my find what I am searching. We travel several months of the year and it is rare that I visit a library with the quality and friendliness of KCLS personnel.
Abel from Seattle, WA West Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Abel Facundo Read books I don't have much money so I don't buy books, so if it wasn't for the library I wouldn't be able to read any books.
Louis from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Books and reading: I'm retired read as much
Connie from Seattle, WA Burien, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm happy the Burien library received the Best Library Award. As I told one of their librarians....this library makes it "cool" to be at the library. I love it and I live in Seattle, but I love coming here! It's not too abstract or out-of-touch...like the Seattle library...which seems to aim for more artistic people. This library is friendly, approachable, and yet still modern in all realms. Today I'm learning how to use Facebook and social media for my business. Thanks be able to learn how to use Facebook...research ways to market my business, and access the ebooks via the internet. I think I did...in the above areas
susan from Las Vegas, NV Whitney, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm enjoying my day off with a little reading and then some computer time. be bored at home I like to be able to sit at the library and read where its quite. I also like to use the computers at least once or twice a week. My kids like to come with me for the same reason. They also like to view the artwork in the gallery.
ann from Des Moines, WA Des Moines, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading audio books be able to provide the residents I work with movies, music and books I work in a nursing facility, and use the library to help me provide activities, and groups for them.
Abbe from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up the book by and about Valerie Plame, also the DVD. be able to read the new release books I get there, nor watch all the dvds. Opportunity! Expand my knowledge, relax and enjoy myself, I feel great joy when I bring home books and movies.
Jeff from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, Nevada Other: I'm looking for a way to learn Mandarin Chinese. be able to afford books and other learning materials for personal enrichment. The library is an amazing entity. Although not funded as well as some patrons would like, it has resources that most people could not afford on their own. From books to classes to providing young people with an alternative place to go than just hanging out with friends. The library, in any city or town, is definitely a valuable community resource.
John from Auburn, NY Auburn, NY Research and homework: I'm looking for the War of 1812 memorial on E. Seneca Tnpk
C. from Pembroke Pines, FL Southwest Regional Library Wetlands, 16835 Sheridan St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, USA Programs and classes: I'm reading more. read as much as i do. the library was the first place my mother let me walk to and pass time when i was nine years old by myself. she let me start to become independent in many ways.
MURRAY from HENDERSON, NV Henderson Libraries, Henderson, NV Music, movies and games: I'm searching for unfamiliar genre music recordings to request that they be brought to my branch so that I may check them out to discover what today's and yesterday's music listeners liked and to discover new music that I am not familiar with. have discovered musicians like Jerry Lee Lewis, Jaco Pastorius and Natalie Merchant. Most importantly, by browsing via my home internet connection, the available titles and being able to request them be brought to my local branch I am saving tons of fossil fuel and lowering my carbon foot print. But, most importnatnly, I now have access to all the branches.
Sue from Kent, WA Covington, WA, USA Undefined: I'm using the catalog online, using the computers and printers at the local library, placing books and dvd's and occasional cd's and cd-rom materials on hold for checkout, researching for school-related projects, and have recently also used the e-books feature, though we still prefer the book-in-hand mode. have access to a number of books, magazines and videos, occasionally internet too. Recently a book study was recommended for a school assignment. We found the book at the library and the book-on-cd as well, so we combined the two -- when at home we had the book to read and when we were in the car on a trip/errands we listened to it on cd. Also, we heard a young vocalist on tv and wanted to hear more of her music. We found her music cd at the library and placed it on hold. Another story is that my mother was quite ill with cancer and we would send regular updates to friends by email. A very few folks didn't have email and we would mail them a copy of the update with a picture of my mom in it. We would use the library computers and printers to produce a quality newsletter in color. Another story is that our son collects sports cards. He enjoys researching the value of those cards and uses the magazines (back issues and current issues) to do so. Sometimes we come to the library as a family. One person will read the newspaper, another will check email, another will play a game on the computer, find books to check out, review the dvd section for a family movie to take home, pick up a free Kent Reporter or Covington Reporter, review the community activities and special events bulletin board, etc. We love to use our library!
Michele from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV Events: I took my grandchildren to one of the children's shows at the library. They checked out books and CD's. We viewed the art display. Now I am requesting a book for one of my book clubs. Yay Libraries! read as many books. Have great programs to take my grandchildren. Thank goodness for libraries. They are a wonderful place to relax and read or browse through magazines or to find information. Take grandchildren to browse and check-out books. Also the summer reading program is wonderful. The children's programs and book clubs have made for a special summer of sharing, laughing and learning for our familiy.
Ann from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm reserving books and movies be reading such good books I go to the library weekly. I love to read. The librarians (Summerlin library) are very nice and we became good friends,
joanne from redmond, WA redmond, wa Books and reading: I went to the library to get and return books. i go about four times a week. and i use the internet to see what i have waiting, move stuff from my list to hold.....i wish you still had the site where i could see what i have already read....but in a fast, reverse order. or not be able to check out books i have already read. don't want much!! read as much i read non stop and enjoy it!! i do books on tape and player when i am driving long distances, and on planes, which is frequently
Therse from Woodinville, WA woodinville,wa Books and reading: I'm trying my best but it is frustrating to use the King C. website. VERY slow. But I keep hoping for improvements. be so frustrated trying to accessi a database
Margaret from Federal Way, WA Federal Way Regional, Federal Way, WA Books and reading: I'm Margaret have seen how our system here is becoming less patron friendly over the past decades. Our King Co Library System says they are supporting communities however they are reducing the number of large community rooms, necessary in a "rural" library sytem which they legally are,removing locally-specific book collections from libraries which join the system,and generally weeding books to replace them with less breadth and depth of collection. So much for serindipity. You are lucky to find a book on the topic you want on the shelf-they have been weeded. They are pushing electronic devices but the elderly and poorer people don't have the education, access of physical ability (bad eyesight, weak to sit at a computer for hours)or cash for such devices so are being pushed away from the library.
timothy from dix hills, NY Half Hollow Hills Community Library Music, movies and games: I have requested several CD's from libraries in Suffolk county but no action has been taken since my request. What can I do to expedite my requests have open and clear horizons
Michelle from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm getting ready for a road trip so I am choosing new books, and hopefully renewing one that will become due while I am away. Read as many great books! I started out as a young child visiting the local Bookmobile in San Diego. From there I have volunteered in and been an Elementary Librarian. Both of my adult children also have a love of books because of the ease of requesting and receiving any book imaginable through the Public Library.
Karen from Shrewsbury, MA Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA Music, movies and games: can i renew online
Marsha from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for reading material
David from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading e-audio books. I find that while exercising, doing yard work, or watching some sporting events without sound, I can 'read'. I now probably read 40 books a year. read 10% of what I read now. I wouldn't have any where near the selection I have at the library. Whenever my wife Reading allows me to use my imagination like radio used to do. Although I usually read (e-audio) mystery
teresa from racine, WI racine public library, racine, wisconsin Music, movies and games: I'm picking out dvd's and books have a peaceful place to go or use the computer its a peacefull envirornment. It's nice to be able to go to the library to find books and movies.
Thomas from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston, Las Vegas, Nevada Work or finding work: I'm seeking employment have internet access Great source of detailed information and resources that greatly help me understand the sources I am seeking.
Roy from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Research and homework: I'm hunting down clinics and hobby materieals
Lisa from South Lyon, MI South Lyon, MI Books and reading: I'm looking for books at my library and requesting books through inter-library loan. Returning books I've already read. have access to so many books and independent and foreign films.
Jess from Henderson, NV Galleria Library, Henderson, NV 890114 USA Books and reading: I'm looking at which books are available save so much on books that I only read or reference once. I love books, but most books I only read once, or use as references for just a little while then get rid of. Since I can check them out and give them back, I save a lot of money and shelf space.
Ronna from Henderson, NV n/a Other: I'm renewing a library book. reading for free. Trying to take a more proactive role in using libraries.
Patricia from Williamsburg, OH Brown, Ohio, USA Work or finding work: I'm job find I would have use of computer Ihave no computer at home i come to Library to job search I have no computer at home
Joseph from Harper Woods, MI Harper Woods, MI, USA Books and reading: The weather is extremely hot today (100 ). One of our patrons said that "I am reading at the library where it is much more pleasant than home." be able to stay in a community without a library.
Suzan from New Haven, CT Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton, CT Other: I'm using the library for the computer to help find a product that may or may not be still available, also the store that carried the product. have access to the computer and the internet. This library has helped in ways so I don't have to carry my laptop or return home for information on the computer. It has a wonderful assortment of books, videos, and much much more. The front desk people are very friendly and helpful.
Nancy from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA, Books and reading: I'm looking for a few books that I have read reviews for and wanted to see if the library had them. be able to read all the books I like or watch movies I have always had a love of reading and books...even as a child I could not wait to go to the library. I truly was one that after I got my driver's license went to the library! So much to learn and read so little time. I also like checking out craft books.
Laurie from Las Vegas, NV Henderson Libraries, Henderson, NV, USA Work or finding work: I work here!! I'm the branch manager of a public library branch. have a job, love my job, be able to help people for free! To me, and to our regular patrons, libraries are essential to life! I'm sad when I go to a mall and see so many more people than I see in the library. I always think, "You're missing so much by not using the library as much as you shop."
Maria from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm looking for e-books and e-audiobooks to download. be saving money on e-books, e-audiobooks I love the library. It is the best deal in town. I'm looking for e-books and e-audiobooks to download onto my laptop, ipad, and mp3 player.
Bob from tacoma, WA pierce co. Music, movies and games: I'm putting a hold on material. lhave access to alot of info.
Leah from Kingsland, GA Camden, Georgia, USA Research and homework: I'm trying to find journal articles about a specific subject. Can u help?
Suzanne from Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA, USA Work or finding work: I was using the wifi connection and the air conditioning to work on lesson plans for the coming school year. have been able to work due to the extreme heat.
Maryam from Davie, FL Broward County Library, Davie, FL Books and reading: I'm looking for the book Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter to check out by ILL, since my library system doesn't have it. be able to try new books all the time. Since I am on a limited budget, I only buy books that I intend to read over and over, and I like using the library to check out new books to see if they are ones I would like to have for myself, or just to get a new reading experience.
Kelsie from Federal Way, WA 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, WA 98003, USA Books and reading: I'm Using the library as a place to check out books, a quiet place to read and study, and a place to hangout with friends. Be able to read books for free; or have a quiet place to come do homework, study, or read. The Public Library is and Excellent place to come and have a quiet place do anything. Everything is free, so anyone at anytime can come and access computers, books, magazines, movies, and more! All you have to do is sign up for a library account, and then you have full access to the library. And it's a nice indoors place to stay during the day. It's warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. [:
thomas from racine, WI racine Socializing and networking: I'm looking for he website for Transitions of Racine, Wisconsin be able to access yje internet
Kathy from fort lauderdale, FL fort lauderdale,florida Other: Well,the reason I go to the library is because of the wide publication u have and the computers,and to see friends,to enjoy the viewin fort lauderdale be able to do my studies The library is a place for learning,like when u have a paper due, or when u need to study for a test that week,or just hang out with your friends,everything the library offers is a need, for all members of life.
Carolyn from Richland Hills, TX Richland Hills, TX, USA RHPL Books and reading: I'm reading the latest Wall Street Journal be informed. I love the library! The Richland Hills Public Library provides information that I can't get for free online and I want to read.
Benita from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for fun and entertaining summer reading before school and the "heavy-stuff" starts again. read many novels I am a firm believer in the magic of "the word", and being able to access it to read for enjoyment, for information on how to do something, or for research and answers to heavy questions in my life. Through the internet the library is always here, and I LOVE IT!
Corrine from Ludlow, MA Hubbard Memorial Library, Ludlow, MA Research and homework: I'm home
Amy from Jacksonville, FL Mandarin Public Library, Jacksonville, Florida Other: I am currently doing research for my second grade classroom and the upcoming school year. have nearly as many resources and support for my classroom. I never knew that libraries were such an incredible resource until I became a teacher. It is so helpful to be able to visit the library and check out plenty of books and materials on almost any topic I can imagine. This really enhances my second grade classroom, and motivates the students to read, explore, and take an active role in their learning. I used to take for granted that this is a free service. Now I appreciate the people who work there, and the wealth of knowledge that is stored in these public buildings. Thank you!
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the internet there would be a harder time accessing the internet The library has compentent staft that helps you when you ask. The amount of information is helpful also.
Kristian-sasha from Las Vegas, NV W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library by looking for job openings,books and for space. find what i need! well the library is really helpful when it comes to me trying to find a job listings that might be hiring in my area! it also helps my enjoy reading the books that i like to read!
Cindy from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm looking for books, music and DVD's on Tap Dancing. Research on Amazon.
Kristin from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm checking on eAudio books for download to my computer. listen to audio books I don't have the money to buy audio books so it's great that the library has these for me to listen to both on my mobile device and on my laptop/desktop computers.
Terry from Henderson, NV James I. Gibson, Henderson, Nevada Books and reading: I'm bookmarking it on my desktop; renewing books; checking catalog for a certain book be able to afford to read the variety of materials or find out about the topics I need to know about for life skills and enjoyment I live in an area that does not seem to value literacy or it's schools but our community has made somewhat of a commitment to the public library system, so it is a crucial component in the lifeline of the social, moral and educational standards of our community. Our library system has had to scrap and fight through hard times and through easier economic times, too, and has managed to stay flexible and current with technology, media, and community needs.
KAREN from ANDERSON ISLAND, WA Steilacoom, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting talking books. I have discovered so many new authors I may never had read. The wonderful narrators bring them to life and they make my commute a pleasure!! Thank you so much for your services! get to enjoy all of the books that I read and the talking books that make my commute a real peasure. I discovered talking books years ago when I was commuting sixty miles one way to work. I it weren't for the library I would have gone crazy on the ever-lasting commute without my cassetts then CD's. I have also passed this love of the talking books on to some friends who commute some distance also. Love to read books, hands on, but that's hard to do in the car while driving. This is a super alternative. Thanks so much for a great selection! I also utilize the library as a research source for any kind of project. the first place I go for assistance in anything I want to learn.
Lisa from Sammamish, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a specific title have learend how to cook and bake so awesomely!
Liza from Kingston, MA Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St, Kingston, MA 02364-1441, USA Other: I'm Reserving a pass to the museum of fine arts. Read as much and my children would not have experienced so many museums.
Stacie from Bellevue, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm Bellevue, WA be able to read for entertainment or cross reference from other books I absolutely adore KCLS--with a recent reduction in income, I have been unable to afford to buy books. KCLS has not only provided me a way to keep up on periodicals in my field, but allows me to relax and read in my free time.
Jana from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV Kids: I have a one year old son here in Las Vegas and we love going to the library once a week. I love to read fiction and humorous non-fiction and check out at least one book a week. My son loves to play with the other children at the play area. We check out dvd's and board books for him. My husband and I also like to check out dvd's once a week. The library has amazing resources for our whole family and it's great especially in the summer as an activity to do away from the heat of Las Vegas. We love our library.
Weslie from Vashon, WA vashon king county Books and reading: I'm checking out books and that's about all! read or research as much I do not like to accummulate anything, books included, so I can reasonbly say that if I had to buy books, I would be very circumspect about my choices. With the generosity of the library here, and inter-libraries there, I easily become attracted to many different subjects, music, possible projects. That is invaluable... libraries are invaluable. I see the positive affects Vashon library has on children as well- reading, learning/tutoring, educational activities, social activities, outreach and availabilty. The library is a HUGE member of this community and I can think of nobody that I haven't seen there and/or know they use the library. The inter-library loan shelf is continuously packed!
Mary from Woodinville, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking the availability of books and reserving those I'm able. be sane. I have rather severe arthritis so my activities are very limited (along with my income). Without all the books I get from the library I'd be having to watch TV - which would make me insane.
Teresa from Kent, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: Today I'm renewing books online, but I usually stop in a few times a week to either pick up or return books. Or when I can't do that, I'm reserving e-books. The ability to check-out library books was the deciding factor in determining which e-reader I was going to buy. read as much because I wouldn't be able to afford to buy all of the books I want to read. I used to buy all of my books, but after I had children I couldn't afford to keep buying everything I read. I now use the library to check out regular books, e-books, books for my children, as well as sometimes movies and audiobooks. It's helped feed my reading habit (and my habit has rubbed off on my children, resulting in high 90 percentile rates in their reading assessments). Keeping adults reading influences the children around them, improving literacy for each generation. Thank you library!
Sheryl from Colville, WA Libraries of Stevens County Work or finding work: I'm looking for book/audio book regarding project management for work. have access to books without buying them.
Douglas from Bothell, WA Bothell Books and reading: I'm checking to see if any of my holds are in. I also browsed the New and Interesting shelf as I do every time I visit the library. Read as many books, get as much help with researching questions I have
Jane from Lawrenceburg, KY Anderson County Library Other: On internet to check gas prices, find instructions for computer stuff, post yard sale, send e-mail. spend so much time on-line.
CIndy from N Las Vegas, NV Aliante Libraray, N Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm using the library to get books to listen to on my MP3 player. Without the books I couldn't work! I work data entry and without the books to listen to, I don't think I could focus enough to work 8 hrs! be able to work!
D from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I use all the books and magazine resources. Also, the internet service and private rooms. Be able to read lots of books or have a place to study
Suzanne from Mesquite, NV Las Vegas-Clark Count Library District Other: I'm using the library to download books into my I-Pod. I love it because it makes time fly while I do my domestic engineering chores (cleaning house), workout at the health club, working in the yard, biking, walking outside, etc. The only problem is that I listening to more books than I would if I read them. When people talk about a book I know I've read...I don't always remember what it was about unless it is one of my favorite series. be able to listen to books, since I never seem to have time to sit and read one.
Laura from Woodinville, WA King County Library, Woodinville, WA Books and reading: I'm Laura read nearly as much, nor would my children The KCLS library system makes it incredibly easy to access and read books from their library system. The "hold" system is amazing and it makes all the difference. Not just that, but having the phone app, as well. I can be walking around a book store, see a book I like and while there go to my app and put the book on hold. I've just saved myself some money.
Marjorie from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm downloading audio fiction books to my laptop in order to continue enjoying 'reading'. Be able to access free audio books to download on my laptop or burn on cd I have developed macular degeneration
Julia from Henderson, NV N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, Nevada, EEUU Books and reading: I'm taking advantage of the ESL material my library have. I'm expanding my vocabulary through reading. I'm improving my English by volunteering in my local library. I'm reading tons of great books. have learned english, or started looking for a job. I went to the USA because of my husband's job. Even before traveling to NV, the lvccld web page provided me with usefull information regarding english classes, legal resources, etc.
Linda from Normandy Park, WA Burien Library, Burien, WA Books and reading: I'm reserving and borrowing books listen to books or college courses on CD
Manuel from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV. Kids: Being semi-retired I love to take my grandkids to the library to show them how be responsible for deadlines in checking out, and in, their DVD's. They look forward to also playing with the many puzzles in the kids section. I'm trying to endoctrinate my grandkids to the library at a much younger age I first became acquainted with it.
Kassey from Tacoma, WA federal way wa Books and reading: I'm CHECKING MY HOLD STATUS read as many books I'm a young mom that is on a very tight budget and reading is one of my favorite past time they offer so many different genres and have virtually every title you could want. I am very thankful to live in an area with a library that has as big a selection because if there was not I would lose my love for reading.
J from Redmond, WA Redmond Regional Library, Redmond, WA Books and reading: I'm searching for a book from home using the on-line catalog.
R from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting a book for my 7 year old son, who needs it for a a summer reading class for gifted students in which he is enrolled. have access to wonderful books on CD to enjoy with my children when we drive together. Both the library itself -- for the books, books on CDs, and videos it houses -- and the fabulous librarians in the childrens section bring me there several times a week!
Henry from Littleton, CO Douglas County Libraries' Roxborough Library, Roxborough, Colorado Music, movies and games: I'm have a place close by to go on my own I'm 14 and can't drive, so I like to go to the library because I can get there on foot, and I don't need money to enjoy it.
Wendy from Sammamish, WA 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA, USA Other: I primarily use the library computers and am here nearly every single day the library is open--and would be here more if library were open later (esp weekends) or earlier. I am a teacher be able to use email, do research, do online banking, complete much of my work-related and personal-related comptuer-based work, do ANY computer-based work, be able to watch movies or read many books regularly I am a single mother who works full-time but with little money. My family does not have internet, cable, caller ID, cell phones or any modern technology simply due to cost. We had a computer circa 1990 which "died" 4 years ago. My sons
Kirk from Fort Mojave, AZ Laughlin, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking the status of a special request. have enough to read, enjoy music, and have access to media that i can because of the Library I can not afford to have access to all of the media that I can through a library
Sarah from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV Other: I take my kids to the library for a weekly visit. During that time, my older one and I read, I read stories to my younger son, and he also plays with puzzles and visits with other kids in the children's area. We each check out books to read at home, as well as, borrow music and movies for entertainment. We make extra visits to the library during the school year for research projects. Visiting our local library is one of my family's favorite traditions. be well read nor able to as easily pass that love of reading onto my children. I've been visiting my local library since I was about nine years old. I've always gone regularly to check out books, reading from a variety of genres. When I was younger, I participated in children's reading programs and visited the library to check out materials for research papers and projects, and now my children do the same. I take my children to the library nearly every week. We read, my youngest puts together puzzles, and we occasionally participate in special events. At the end of each visit, we check out various books, CD's, or DVD's to enjoy during the week. Our library visits have become one of our family's favorite traditions.
John from sumner, WA Sumner, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm trying to find something good to read, but this website's a pain in the ass.
Carolyn from Monroe, GA Walton, Georgia, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for nook books
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the internet and checking on some reading material. have access to the internet The library has the books for reference that I have needed to use and access to the internet without having to bother anyone because I work a different shift.
Nikki from Winder, GA Winder, GA, USA Research and homework: I'm getting school work done! have a quiet place to get work done!
aqil from bellevue, WA 98006 Books and reading: I'm killing time be able to read books for free
Mary from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Mary Have access to the variety of books I read When I was growing up, the library gave me an opportunity to see the rest of the world, it still does!
kathryn from new bedford, MA new bedford free public library, new bedford, ma Kids: I'm on my home desktop computer have access to wonderful books for my children as well as myslef
Nancy from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin Library Books and reading: I'm 72 year-old female. have access to information and knowledge and enjoyment I find through reading I am retired and the books fill a void in my life, free access is imperative to me and other retirees.
Shoba from Las Vegas, NV Jones @ Flamingo (N), Spring Valley, NV 89103, USA Music, movies and games: I enjoy volunteering my time at our local library. For six years now, I cut and organize coupons (mostly from the Sunday paper) for our local library. These coupons are organized in a box according to expiration and shared with library patrons. This is extremely helpful in the current economy as it helps save mostly for groceries. It is a satisfying feeling to know I help my community albeit in a small way. I wouldn't have the coupons for the grocery that provide me with savings I cut and organize coupons for our local library, mostly from the Sunday paper. These coupons are organized in a box according to expiration and shared with library patrons.
Glynis from Henderson, NV N Gibson Rd, Henderson, NV 89012, USA Books and reading: I'm always drawn to the library. As a teenager I would stop at the library on my way from high school and do my homework. It was a safe and peaceful place for me then, and still to this day. I get those same feelings when I visit the library now. I have been taking my kids since they were little, now ages 23,17, and 14. It's an INVALUABLE tool in our society, for children and adults alike. know where to direct my children when they are in need of resources for school assignments. Aside from the enormous supply of reading material, resource books, novels, magazines, etc. librarians are always there to answer questions and guide us in the right direction. The internet is a wonderful tool, but it does not and cannot take the place of the Library and sense of community it gives.
steve from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV 89131, USA Research and homework: I'm reserving books, fiction and non-fiction to read at my leisure. I also check out audio books, music cd's, and use the references. be the man I am today. i have always had a strong connection to public libraries. growing up in new york, i spent many afternoons and weekends expanding my universe in the stacks of the library.
Istvan from Las Vegas, NV Windmill, LasVegas, NV Books and reading: I'm be able to buy the books I want to read
Kim from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Las Vegas, NV 89123 Kids: I'm going to the library to check out books and dvds. To see their great programs that they offer to parents and children. be able to read many books, see movies or have anywhere to take my kids for fun, free programs. It helps our children learn about books and reading. It's a safe environment to take our children to for special fun programs. It's a great place for them to do research and homework. The library has such a diverse collection that it opens the world to children that otherwise would never know about.
Linda from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow @ Las Vegas Athletic (S), Las Vegas, NV 89108, USA Music, movies and games: I'm using the library for reading,music videos,movies,music cds. I love music as you can tell. But I'm also teaching my self sign language and italian. I sometimes use the internet when my computer or laptop are down. I am currently laid-off so I checked out books on how to improve my resume. I am am mom and grandma so I sometime take my twin daughters who are 16yrs old and let them wander about so they may rent movies or books.I check out audio books for my grandbabies have anything to do I dont have finace to buy cd's or movies or books so i love the library.The staff at Rainbow is soo nice from security to refrence to check out and customer service.Being laid-off is not easy and the Library helps improve me.
Chris from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, Clark County Libraries Books and reading: I'm getting 5 non-fiction books per week, and reserving new arrivals online to be picked up once they come in. live a happy life. Las Vegas libraries are excellent!
Ryan from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm relaxing in the most comforting place I can imagine: surrounded by books!
Larka from Seattle, WA Lake Forest Park, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm volunteering there have the majority of my reading material and music library, and a fantastic volunteer job! Libraries are terribly essential - they are one of the only personable, real and human means of accessing information. It's so important that we understand the needs of our libraries and librarians, they are the only people who can contribute to and organize the massive amounts of culture and art and skill that exist in print, recorded material and film.
violet from las vegas, NV clark county library, flamingo rd. las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm looking for information on e-books be able to borrow books to read. I'm a senior who is finding it difficult to reach the library and am buying a NOOK so I can read books at home. I love our libraries. I was always able to get al the books I wantedto read - as well as attend events offered.
elizabeth from elkton, KY Logan Terrace, Bethel Park, PA 15102, USA Other: I'm here looking for movies and getting on the internet have any thing to do right now today i am at the library on a sunday i wnt home ate lunch after chyrch and was sooooooooo board so we came to the ilbrary today i checked out some movies for me,my little brother,and my little sister and now i am on the logan county computer.:)
No from Bellevue, WA Crossroads, Bellevue, WA, USA Other: I'm at the library access to information since I can't afford to buy these books or other resources
Celeste from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Kids: I'm looking for beginner readers for my 2.5 year old. We also check out DVD's and CD's for the car. Most of the time I am only checking out books for him and his playgroup events, but when I check out books for myself, I check out non-fiction. be able to attend storytime or give my child as many options for reading. I attend many story times. This time allows both my son and me to interact with new faces and new books. We enjoy it so much that today when I asked if he would like to go to the library, he replied, "Library class doesn't open until 10." So, I would say we go so often that he's totally aware of the schedule!
Nicki from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Music, movies and games: I am picking up some dvd's on hold of the ocean and sea life so I can learn more about all the creatures be able to fill the empty I use the library daily to check out dvd's
karin from covington, WA covington, wa Kids: I'm hayley deti have as much money in my pocket because I'd have to buy my books. the library is one of the things in our community that I value the most. I am so thankful that we have a beautiful library system in king county that is sooooo easy to use. It is such a priviledge to be able to check out books, music, etc. anytime I want and it's so easy to order the exact book ahead of time via my computer!
Gail from Brewerton, NY DeWitt, NY 13214, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for books on job hunting be nearly as educated as I am.
La Donna from Akron, OH akron-summit county public library,1187 Copley rd, Akron, Ohio,USA Other: I'm using it for the computer, to get away from the house. the book because cost to mash to buy, the movie why rent? anywhere to go your so mush to do there reading for tot,art and games for the little kids and movie night for the family there so mush to do. i when be lost oh and the best thing of it all computer class that help people who are not in to computer get on board and learn the basic computer.
Jessica from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas NV Kids: I'm going to stop by to pick up a summer reading log to bribe my kids into staying strong in the reading department over summer!
Gail from Las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking through new books in the memoir and diary category. I also came in to pick up two reserves. have access to these books- would not even know about them
Deborah from Las Vegas, NV Sahara @ Las Vegas (W), Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA Books and reading: I'm love the fiction section. I am always looking to escape with a great story. It is the most relaxing time to browse quietly through the book shelves reading the backs of the newest fiction books. have the money to read the latest books As a teacher the library is a key element for my students to conduct their research and work on their literature projects. The library is essential for my students who don't have computer access. For me it is a indulgent time to relax and browse the shelves for some time to escape with characters and an exciting plot.
Lawrence from Las Vegas, NV Sahara Library, West Las Vegas, NV Undefined: I'm printing music scores with the coaching of library assistance. WRITE MUSIC SCORES
Adele from Laughlin, NV Laughlin, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm reading more reading this summer, to beat the heat. keep informed I have had a library card since I was 5 years old. I'm very appreciative of public libraries.
Deborah from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: Anyone who knows me, knows about my love affair with the Clark County Library District. Movies, magazines,and books of course, are my HUGE reward for being a taxpaying citizen of this district. Just today, I returned a book about the Pacific Coast Highway that enhanced my family's California vacation, checked out 2 movies (1 for tonight's family movie night) and donated 3 books to the bookstore. Lucky us! have as much fun, or be such an interesting person! As a child, my sister and I would ride our bikes every Saturday to the library in Wisconsin during the summer. Sometimes, the bookmobile would stop down the street and save us a long bike ride. My children have come to appreciate this resource and I anticipate that their children will too.
Josephine from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Branch, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: We visit the West Charleston Library every Saturday and borrow many books and movies. The library is a very important part of our lives. We would be lost. All we can say is that the library is a very important part of our lives in regard to knowledge and recreation
joe from las vegas, NV Buffalo and Cheyenne branch, las vegas, nevada Books and reading: I'm accessing information on job openings and then reading material on political science. Libraries are the extended eye to view the world that is beyond my reach.. They provide a fuller horizon for me to perceive phenomenon that interests me.
Jane from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Undefined: I'm going to check out some audio books to take on our road trip across the country...my husband just retired, so this is a new beginning for us! I have always loved to read, especially since my first visit to te library when I was seven years old (I'm 65 now).
Kari from Burien, WA Burien, WA, USA Socializing and networking: I'm Kari Have internet access, or affordablity to buy books. Kids/Teen programs and book clubs.
Xavier from Parker, CO Parker library in Parker, Colorado Music, movies and games: I'm relaxing, surfing the net in my laptop; watching DVDs and having a cup of joe. have a quiet place to kick back, listen to music, read adn watch DVDs on my laptop I remember when I was a kid in the 1960s, and the librarians at the local public library and the school library were always "sshh-ing" me. I hated that! As an adult, I now know why. The library is my quiet, peaceful sanctuary for reading, doing work, doing research, listening to new music. There are libraries in town where it is okay for people to let their cell phones ring loudly; where it is okay for kids to play, talk, be disruptive; for people to hold loud conversations on their cells. It's even okay to bounce a basketball across the tile floor of the library. Not at Parker. This is what a library was always meant to be: a place to become absorbed in the the thousands of books available; a place to kick back and read the Denver Post, the NY Times, USA Today, or how to re-tile your bathroom floor. I love it.
Lisa from N. Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, 2840 Needles Hwy, Laughlin, NV 89029-1230, USA Books and reading: Today, I am at the library almost weekly, checking out audiobooks, fiction and non-fiction, and taking my grandchildren to instill the love of the library to a whole new generation! Have accessed so many different reading options, nor taught my children a love of reading The library has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. IWhen I moved to a new community, it was the library that familiarized me to my new home and history. When my children were very young, it was a free, safe, and educational place for us to spend our days.
Mario from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: We use the library to take our children to reading times and to choose good books so they can practice and learn more on vacation time. Also I love to take out some cd's to listen music and sometimes I find great movies so me and my fam ily we can have a good time at home. Have a place for my children to have a great time
steph from las vegas, NV west charlston, las vegas nevada Music, movies and games: I'm be having as much fun as I do! I like to go to the library to read about stuff I am interested in and check out movies that I want to watch at home, I like that. Also, for music cd's. When I need to know something, I go to the library and get books on the subject, such as "Chilton's" manuals.
Roy from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Work or finding work: I'm house and job hunting. Be able to read as many books
Diana from Syracuse, NY Central Library, OCPL, Syracuse, New York. Work or finding work: I'm working at my library today! It's a hot day so I'm glad it was my Saturday to work in this nice air conditioned building. I'm a Librarian Assistant in a city library. :) have a job! ;) I love all libraries, and it's an honor to earn my living in one.
Narcy from Las vegas, NV Windmill, las Vegas, nv Music, movies and games: I'm Using the library for DVD, books, and concerts
James from Kent, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading an ebook for my color Nook. Thanks Library!!! have access to so many new books and ebooks. The library is my info stop -- and I need it to do research for my job.
Jerry from The Villages, FL none, at home Research and homework: I'm trying to find the email contact for the ILL dept. be able to do my research
susan from bellevue, WA lake hills bellevue wa Research and homework: I'm staff work
mike from millbury, MA Worcester, MA, USA Programs and classes: should i get paid for the forth of july,if i work at a pagkage store?
Woody from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm wooday read frquently, discover new music and recieve free periodicals. The library has always been a part of my life. From an early age I loved to read, and through the library I was able to modify that mere curiosity of reading to a flood of literature. I believe reading makes you a more intelligent person and I would not be as mature nor wise without it.
Jo Ann from Lauderhill, FL African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Boulevard Gardens, FL 33311, USA Books and reading: I'm checking to see if any of my hold items are ready for pick up and browsing for fiction books and audiobooks. Read as many books, listen to as many audiobooks, and watch as many movies as I do now. The cost of books, audiobooks, and DVD movies adds up after awhile. So not having to purchase them to read, listen and watch them is a great privilege and money saver. It also encourages my kids to read more seeing mommy read. And it excites them being able to check out some cool DVDs and music too.
Suzanne from Las Vegas, NV Whitney library, Las Vegas, NV Undefined: I'm using the library website on line to take this survey at home. I think it is such a good idea to have this email contact with library guests. Personally I visit the library a couple of times a month to take books back, pick up/donate books. Also, when my home computer becomes unruly and gets stuck in something (it's an old computer), I either go early and spend an hour online before the hordes come in or I call and book a computer for me. If I get in early or just feel like sitting, I'll browse the shelves, the Book Nook and the magazine/newspapers. But I know my Whitney library, and most of the staff know my face if not my name. be able to do what I do... I am a senior citizen lady who met with some physical hardships and ultimately lost my house. I spent the better part of about five months in my car with my two dogs and was then taken in by a generous Christian family. They lived close to a library with an enormous computer lab and some very, very friendly and knowledgable staff, and with their help I established a resume, bought a flashdrive and went about making various cover letters. That resulted in first one job so that I was able to move out on my own, and then, when that job didn't work out, another job. Today I am in a weekly/monthly place that is cheap, but central to pretty much everything I need. I still have the one of my two dogs (the other had a terminal illness and is no longer with us). I was able to get some of my things from the house out of storage, including clothes, kitchenware and this computer, my home computer. I had to have help setting it up -it had been two years- and it works well, sort of. It's a hand-me-down that's about 8 years old, and it's conveniently forgetting how to do things. It's slowly dying, has good days where it works fine, and then not so good days where it's totally uncooperative. On those days I walk the three blocks to Whitney library. -I can access internet at several places with a laptop, but I don't have a laptop. I can go to Kinko's/Fedex and access their computers, but a)that's pretty expensive, and b) they are not open on weekends. So I love the library.
Randy from Henderson, NV Henderson, NV, USA Books and reading: Ive had a Library card since I was 5 and I just turned 55. The Library turned me into a ardent Bibliophile,My Personal collection numbers over 2,200,and my oldest is from the early 1700s. My Daughter caught the bug from me and I am looking forwad to my 17 month old grandson to catching it . The Public Librarys where I have lived also helped me a lot with my 4 College degrees and my Accredidations in my professional [ Audio Engineer. Read as many fun books I was a single only child and both parents had busy careers ,The Library was my Favorite''Babysitter''
Ruth from Skokie, IL Skokie, IL, USA Other: I'm creating a LibrariUS graphic for the front page of our website to encourage participation from our community!
Linda from Winder, GA Winder, GA, USA Books and reading: I'm at home, library and my nephew wants to go to the library but you are closed right now. be able to go in the library and read a book It's fun to go to the library on Saturday afternoons, but they close a little early. I need to do my chores first.
Kelley from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library Music, movies and games: I brought my kids so they keep up their voracious summer reading. We come every week!
Jennifer from Issaquah, WA KCLS, Issaquah, WA Books and reading: I'm Jennifer Roesch buy books so I would have to borrow books from friends and therefore would not get to read as often.
Nancy from Syracuse, NY Syracuse, NY, USA Work or finding work: I am currently at work in the Children's World of our Central library. I also am a library user and go to other libraries for personal use as well. have a job, nor be able to listen to all the great audiobooks I enjoy. I have been a library user since I was 4 years old (I am now 59 years); became a librarian and have loved this profession. When my 5 children were young and I didn't work we would still go to the library each week.
Janet from Syracuse, NY OCPL, Syracuse, NY 13202 Books and reading: I'm placing a hold.
Kate from Renton, WA Fairwood, Renton, WA Programs and classes: I'm checking on events and classes at Fairwood. I'm a Netmaster volunteer and wanted to see what's being taught this month and next as I'm preparing my plan for August. I also download e-book to read on my iPod Touch. have a resource to volunteer as a technology teacher; be able to borrow books and e-books I want to give back and the library's Netmaster program is a rewarding and fun way to do that. I teach classes. I also borrow a lot of e-books.
Bob from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Other: I'm looking for an article on Trophic Cascades in "Science Magazine." I'm a volunteer for Mountain Lion Foundation, and am trying to get Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife to listen to their scientists instead of continuing to slaughter the keystone species necessary for habitat, wildlife, and mankind. be answering this survey http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/cougar.html is an outstanding starting point. The article I'm looking for is more evidence of the role of apex predators, and mankind's need for them.
mary from Enumclaw, WA Muckleshoot Library, King County Library System, WA Other: I'm mary bartley have access to the internet I love the library and librarians. Not only do I get my books here, but I use the internet access and the librarians help me with the tecnical stuff.
Anne from Highlands Ranch, CO Lone Tree Books and reading: I'm renewing books and adding reserve requests. be able to read for fun, enjoy a book club or read magazines I dont subscribe to, create a themed reading activity for my preschool kids We used themed preschool/preK book bags at the Johnson County Library in KS that we kept for 3 weeks - I reserved them 6 mos in advance for seasonal topics or ones that fit my family (my new baby, insects, time) and have just stayed in the habit of checking out books that meet the monthly theme of where we are at/our interests. We moved to Colorado 10 years ago, and have ocntinued on though middle school and high school reports, travel guides, and hobbies. thanks to all public libraries, but especially Johnson Co, KS and Douglas Co, CO; you've enriched our lives greatly.
Bailey from Issaquah, WA King County Library, Sammamish, WA Books and reading: I'm a library user. have enough books to read. I read 1-3 books a week for pleasure or work and wouldn't be able to afford buying that many.
nicki from clinton, CT Henry Carter Hull Library Research and homework: i'm renting out a book that i have been meaning to read for a long time and am studying statistics with a classmate be able to read as many books as i would like i love to read, but books can be so expensive! so i usualy rent them from the library instead. in high school my bus would drop me off at the library. while i waited for my parents to pick me up, i would get homework done and catch up with old friends.
michelle from north las vegas, NV North Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I am going to get more books and my sons are going to check out books for summer reading. be able to read as many books bookstores have been increasingly poplular, and being able to go to the library lets me get new releases without paying a hefty fee.
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Other: I'm accessing the internet. would have a harder time accessing my e-mails. It lets me access my e-mails without bothering anyone else. I also can get more reading materials that don't have to be purchased.
C from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Branch, LVCC Library District, Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I'm reserving a book and checking the newly ordered list for more things to reserve. read nearly as much as I do; I'd be broke, but the bookshop would not be!
lee from miramar, FL miramar branch for vdeo games Music, movies and games: I'm getting free dvd's play video games free entertainment
Kalai from Bellevue, WA Bellevue Regional Library, Bellevue, WA 98004 Books and reading: I'm looking to see if my library has a book I'd like to read. It does and I now have it on hold. I do this A LOT. Only when I go to pick up a hold do I browse the shelves. Even then only for a short time before I'm on my way to another errand. ..be a happy camper! I love love love the public library! Yay for librarians, the original search engines. They can help you find anything.
Gail from Las Vegas, NV W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm on line trying to reserve a video. have been able to access my e-mail account when my computer died. i love the fact that when my computer is down i can stop by the library and use the computers there. my computer was down for almost a month several years ago and i was at the library twice a day to check my e-mail and do other things.
SUSAN from RACINE, WI rACINE PUBLIC LIBRARY RACINE WI Work or finding work: I'm JOB SEARCHING BE IN A GOOD PLACE ITS A GOOD PLACE TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
Chelsea from Boulder City, NV Boulder City, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library for books on personal development and self-education. be able to read books that I'm curious about without the commitment of purchasing it if I don't like it. There are so many great books available but in these tough economic times it's challenging to purchase books, especially if I'm not sure that I'm interested in it or if I only need to read a portion of the book/reference material.
beverly from russellville, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA Work or finding work: I'm beverly terry be working I graduated from western kentucky university in 1989 and mailed countless resumes. i saw an ad in the paper for part time at auburn branch. I applied for the position and instead became the bookmobile librarian for the library
Hiedi from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Other: I'm downloading epublications.
Lorie from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm taking my kids every week. We get new books, new Dvd's and return older material. I request books I want to read on the internet or a Movie I want to see. Sometimes I download and ebook or an audiobook.Sometimes I request the actual cd's. The kids go to story time and special programs. The library saves me tons of money. The kids love going. The staff is always awesome, friendly, helpful.whatever I want to learn seems like the library has something on hand and I don't have to go buy it at the story. Would be nice if the paperback books had titles in the system. read nearly as much as I do. see as much movies as I see. the kids would not learn the cute songs or books that I don't know about, nor would the audiobooks my husband listen to or the free music I download have been downloaded. I am a SAHM with 2 kids, 7 and 3. We've been going since both were babies. I've been reading avidly since I was 9. We go weekly for puzzles, storytime, new books, new dvd;s, new music, recylced books, special events, sometimes meetings, voting, downloading of emedia of all types, sometimes (rarely anymore) research or self learning (lots). I encourage everyone to go. Have met many other Mom's there. Mostly just go for the materials and learning opportunities. THe library is HUGE for us and we would be devastated without it.
Matthew from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library Las Vegas, NV Work or finding work: I'm looking for employment, reading fiction, and checking out music albums. Be able to find employment via the internet, find sources of entertainment via music and books. In other words, I would be depressed.
sharon from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm looking for a job be able to do this none
Craig from Columbus, WI Columbus Public Library, Columbus, WI Research and homework: I'm using the computer internet service ...be able to find books and other resources for research. Interlibrary loan, in addition to my community's existing stacks, allows me acess to books
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm using the internet and checking out books. be reading as much. The library has reference books and other reading materials that I am interested in. It makes the search easier when I know there are people that can help-if needed.
Kathy from Haddam, CT Brainerd Memorial Library, Haddam, CT Music, movies and games: I'm looking at the library's facebook page have access to so many books and movies.
William from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV 89134 Books and reading: I'm putting a reserve on a book I'd like to read. Be able to read so many current non-fiction books. I think the public library is essential for maintaining an informed and educated citizenry, both at the personal and family level and for the nation as a whole
K. from Manchester, MI Manchester, Michigan Books and reading: I'm looking for new authors able to read new books This library is very inmportant to our community. Staff is willing to provide from other libraries item that our library may not have. I cannot imgine living anywhere that does not support a library.
Terry from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm not sure what your asking with this question Read as much Massive access to books. My family reads voraciously. The costs of books is too expensive to buy everything you want. also, access to a series of books, many out of publication, are hard to find on the internet. Libraries provide amazing access to a multitude of authors and genres, both fiction and non-fiction.
Wayne from Clover, SC Gaston, NC, USA Undefined: I want to schedule a Book Reading have known how to do the research for my book; Len, the Pilot I want to schedule a Book Reading for my newly published book: Len, the Pilot. The book contains nearly 200articles from The Gastonia (N.C.) Daily Gazette from 1939-1942. It identifies almost 600 people in the Gastonia area who were involved in aviation during that time. It's main focus is on H. Leonard Lundquist who J. Norman Young called "The father of Aviation in Gastonia" in one of his articles for The Gazette
amber from burien, WA Riverton, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading books and as renting books from the library. read as much my kids love to go also
Anna from Las Vegas, NV N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm reading fun books that I enjoy but don't have the money to purchase. I also like to check out books by authors I've never read before - since I'm not paying per book I am much more willing to take a chance on something. have the chance to read all of the books that I want to. I love reading and I love books but I don't have the budget to just go out and purchase all the books that I want to read. Going to my library enables me to read all the books I want as well as to take chances on unknown authors.
Ciara from Agawam, MA Agawam, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm about to pick up some more books! Be reading all the books I'd been wanting t because I can't afford them or friends can't let me borrow them right now.
Wendy from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm just checking it out for the first time, right now I'm researching fusing glass looking for information you might have. have acess to so much information I am an artist and do a number of different 3D forms.
Lauren from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for some fun summer reads - hard to justify the $20/book at the bookstore nowadays. Bring in more new releases!
Viveka from San Jose, CA Martin Luther King Jr Public Library, San Jos State University, San Jose, CA 95112, USA Research and homework: I'm using the library to get access to the nearby university system's library books. They have excellent quality academic research that I wouldn't be able to find otherwise and I use it to write cases for my debating team. be able to find good quality information all in one place. The internet sucks. The library is important place for students like me. Some people think it isn't as important for doing research or for homework because of the internet, but that isn't true. In fact, the internet has actually made it harder to find good quality information. You don't know if the page you're reading was written by a college professor. Could be written by a taxi driver. Could be written by a hockey player, and that would be all right if you weren't looking for a qualified source of information, about say, genocide in Rwanda. Your average hockey player doesn't know a whole lot about that. So that's where your library comes in. There are books there, about everything. Full length books, making nuanced 300 page, well researched arguments written by qualified professionals. And if you don't know how to find the right book, well, that's where your librarian comes in. Who's going to help you find the right information on the internet? Nobody, that's who. The Internet doesn't care about you.
Lynn from Redmond, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm checking the expiration date of the books I have out.
nicole from sammamish, WA sammamish, wa Books and reading: I'm searching for books online from my home, placing titles on hold, and then picking them up from the library when ready... I'm reading books on my nook that I checked out from the library... I'm visiting with my kids... read as much... learn as much... enjoy as much... save as much... i love reading and the library allows me to read, listen to audiobooks, etc., and makes my life more enjoyable... i get tons of books for my children, we research themes they are interested in, we visit for fun and to learn. the library is one of the things i love about this city.
Marianne from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston, Las Vegas, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm trying to see if my local library is participating in the upcoming Nanowrimo as a "come write in" library. have become so interested in reading and writing books. I'm a writer who is aspiring to become a published author. Without the library, I wouldn't have access to books on such a large scale and wouldn't have examples of books right at my fingertips.
Kena from Mesquite, NV Mesquite Public Library, Mesquite, Nevada Music, movies and games: I'm looking for a British television series that is now on DVD. It is too expensive to buy said DVD online or in stores, so ordering it from the library is a great option! be able to stand the HOT desert summer with five kids out of school!
Luisa from Feeding Hills, MA Agawam, MA, USA Undefined: i'm researching items on the internet, replying to email (my home computer is out for repairs) and checking out several movies for home viewing. listen to as much great music on demand, see as many good movies, read as widely as I do now or be able to research the various subjects that interest me as easily, particularly off-line. I use this library a lot - to check out books on a variety of topics, read magazines and newspapers, check out DVDs (both instructional and entertainment) and music CDs. I enjoy the art and photography displays in the main entrance. The staff are all pleasant and very accommodating and the building inviting. This month, I'll participate in a beginner's art class. After having lived in the area for several months last year, I joined the Friends of the Agawam Public Library to support this wonderful public service.
H. J. from Las Vegas, NV Whitney Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Programs and classes: I rely so much on the library for all sorts of things that I used to purchase myself. For example, I no longer can afford to go to the movies or to rent a dvd, so no I rely on the library to supply what entertainment that I do get. The library has been of such great for providing books that I need for classes that I'm taking also. I only wish that the hours would not have been cut back so. It is very difficult to get to the library or finish assignments by 7pm somedays. Quiet space is another thing that has been so important to me to sit quietly and do my homework. I wish there were more study rooms available for just this purpose!
JW from Deerfield Beach, FL Broward County Library,Deerfield Beach, FL Undefined: I'm onlin e trying to finbd ebooks libraries with ebooks are vital to me for pleasure reading
Samuel from Racine, WI Racine Public Library, Racine, Wi. Socializing and networking: I'm checking my e-mail.r I would'nt have access to a computer. The library is very infomational place
ruby from racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Other: I'm her to print out medicial papers. able to come hear and find the things i need. the books and sometimes the maps.
Tom from Norwalk, CT Rowayton Library, Norwalk, CT Music, movies and games: I'm using the Internet and looking for recent movies on DVD. watch as many films, or gain access to sites like ancestry.com .
Melanie from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to check out great books to read as well as buying books from the wonderful used bookstore in my local branch. I also use one of the library computers from time to time. read many books that I would have never chosen if I didn't see them in the library first. The library lets people who cannot afford a computer some computer access and those who cannot afford to buy books to keep the love of reading alive.
Tracy from Billings, MT Billings, Mt, USA Books and reading: I'm reading some fiction, volunteering for Yellowstone County Master Gardeners, Museum of Women's History and the MS Society. read or access such a wide variety of materials. Fair Montana research room. Lots of books in the main and they take my suggestions to heart when I suggest authors or topics. Interlibary loan - always a great feature! Improvements on the horizon - probable building of new library in the future!!!
Jon from Cherry Valley, IL Racine, WI Research and homework: I'm looking for a price on a windvane. Be able to do my reseaqrch and get a hard copy
Tracy from Bellevue, WA Lake Hills, Bellevue, WA 98008, USA Books and reading: I'm a teacher so I am able to use the library to check out "just right" books for my kindergarten studnets to read. I also check out books to accompany our themes for Social studies. Lastly, I am able to reserve a room which I use for tutoring one of my struggling students. The rooms are great because he gets distracted very easily but when we are in the room in is nice and quiet, without much distraction. Be able to be as good as a teacher as I am Being a teacher, I typically teach 24 students in a given year. Within those 24 students one would find a huge range of reading abilities as well as interest. As a teacher, I am unable to purchase (and store) all of the books that would foster all of the students' reading abilities and interest. Plus they love when I provide them with new reading materials, it motivates them to read even more. Thank you
Rebecca from Melville, NY Half Hollow Hills, Melville, NY 11747, USA Other: I'm picking up the prize I won in the Adult Summer Reading Raffle! (And probably picking up more books and DVDs too.) have the broad worldview that I do. I am the single mother of a teenage daughter. When we moved to Melville 8 years ago, she was almost 6 years old. The second day we arrived, we got our library cards and have used virtually every resource they have in the years following. We have checked out books for pleasure, for school, for travel information and more - she's introduced me to "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Night" and the Harry Potter series; I've turned her on to "Jane Eyre" and "Postcards from the Edge." We have checked out movies (now that my daughter is older, and very active dancing with a ballet company 6 days a week, Wednesdays are our "day off" together. We almost always pick out a recipe from a cookbook, pick out a movie to check out, and have a "girl's night in." Wednesday is our favorite day of the week, the one time we truly get to spend together.) I'm currently working on my doctorate and she's entering her Junior year in High School. We've both used the library as a resource for academics and she has gone in more than once to get help with online resources from our local librarian. In short, we LOVE our library and can't imagine life without it!
Marie from Woodinville, WA KCLS, Woodinville, Wa. 98072 Books and reading: I'm Marie Jennings be able to afford books to read.
Darrick from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm writing an ophthalmology paper have a quiet place to write the paper My kids love the opportunity to access unlimited books and story times.
PeterHenri from Danvers, MA Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St, Peabody, MA 01960-5592, USA Other: I'm Peter H. Dragonas, MD be able to use the internet. This Library is very dear to me. George Peabody, a native son, was the founder along with J P Morgan of banking and investing here and in England. Thru the unselfish foresight of Mr. Peabody we have libraries and other insstitutions ongoing that support the participation of all citizens for THR COMMON GOOD. After the Civil War, Gerge Peobidy took it upon himself to reorganise many high schools that suffered extinction in the Confederate States. His personal funds helped secondary education become a reality for "reconstruction" in thje Southern State.. Just think that it is this tradition of giving to the non-profits that has helped to make America(USA) one of the most successful countries of this world to date. Unfortunately, Americans must once again bite the bitter bullet and follow the steps of the generous giver who has allowed our Country to give to others. This is a time in history that politicians need to be reminded of that America can not stand without the George Peabody conscience.
Thomas from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Library, Las Vegas, NV. Work or finding work: I'm using the computer to look for work on the internet. I also check out the news,sports and weather. Be able to get on the internet, I don,t have a computer of my own. The library in my community provides a place for me to go when it's too hot or too cold. Unfortunately I am homeless, but thank's to my access to a public computer I saw an ad on Craigs List for a job.I applied, got an interview and was hired. It's only part time, doing fundraising over the phone,but since it's hourly not commission I know I'll be getting so sort of paycheck. It's not much but it's a start.
Tamara from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas C.C. Library/Flamingo Books and reading: I'm a Volunteer reading tutor for elementary school children. Lonely Since I've become a widow, I have become an avid reader.Books keep me company. Just looking forward to going to the library and finding new adventures to read about makes me happy.BOOKS ARE MY NEW FRIENDS.
brandi from lasvegas, NV hitney Other: I'm appilcations
Leala from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Libray Music, movies and games: I'm using the library for study. be able to research for projects.
shar from las vegas, NV whitney , las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm enjoying audiobooks, i can't read anymore, an occasional dvd and mostly researching anything i find of interest, which is a lot in my old age. thank you for such a wonderful gift. be able to listen to books, i love reading my eyes are not what they used to be. i retired and my grandson asked me to come and stay w/him, i don't know anyone else, and the library has given me wings again, i meet wonderful people there, and the books open up the imagination and take me any where i want to go.
Marge from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm looking for a book for professional development purposes. Be able to get e-books for free and easily. Be able to acquire as much professional development. I am studying for a certification in my field (fundraising) and reading is required. I am under-employed right now and cannot afford to buy the books, all of which are expensive ($40 min. and many are close to $100), and some of which colleagues won't loan out because of the price ($100 ) and the membership required (such as board source, $50 or more) to obtain them. However not all of those are available through the library. So when I am more fully employed and can afford them, and after receiving my certification, I will donate them....because I know where I can get them if I need them. Thanks very much for everything you provide and do. :-)
Roy from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow, Las Vegas, Nevada Other: I'm looking for written resources to aid me in the development of hobbies of my interest. be able to find free resources. The library to me is a resource bank of information. I think of it as the first phase of the information age which is data storage in physical form. It is actually a part of the art of self expression on media which is a part of the first amendment of the US constitution.
Mary E. from Racine, WI Racine Public Library Socializing and networking: Come to check my emails and send out a couple of emails. be able to communicate with friends Don't have internet at home, so come to check my emails.
Jessie from WA Mercer Island, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm about to be putting books on hold. Get to read as much as I do now. I am part of the Teen Advisory board, and I usually have between 10-40 books checked out at a time. :)
Ruth from Tacoma, WA lakewood library, lakewood washington Undefined: I'm using the microfilm reader at the Lakewood library, which has a digital capacity to copy this rare microfilm to a flash drive, a technology I did not know existed--neither did my professional techie son. be able to afford to copy this document I borrowed this rare microfilm from an archive in Michigan--it consists of images of the handwritten diary. Most libraries have a photocopier attached to the microfilm reader, but the Lakewood library has the ability to copy to flashdrive, albeit page by page, and there are over 1500 pages in the document. In this wasy I can copy many pages and then decipher the spidery old handwriting at my leisure, to find the nuggets of info I'm looking for--whether my great-grandfather is mentioned is the main thing!
Marc from Renton, WA Renton, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Marc Read as many books (print and ebooks) as I do today and belong to a book club through the Renton Public Library It's a meeting place to catch up with my friends in the community, I meet once a month for the best book club in the world, and I can check out audio/ebooks from my nook at home or on the go through my mobile device.
Mary from Highlands Ranch, CO Douglas County Library Lone tree CO Books and reading: I'm working, and checking out books read as many books Our library is so accessable, and easy to navigate. It is easy to search and put things on hold
K from Syracuse, NY Syracuse, NY, USA Work or finding work: I'm working at a service desk checking out newspapers, helping people reserve books, use InterLibrary loan, find college catalogs, and use the computers. be working in an interesting job where I feel I really am helping people!
Kirsten from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books online read as much for enjoyment I get books every couple of weeks for my son and I. We read books nightly - he is a preschooler and little by little he is starting to recognize words in the books. In addition I read between 3-5 books on average for enjoyment on my own.
Nick from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I love our Valley's public library system. It is very convenient and provides my family with a tremendous resource. I have personally used our library to hold an educational seminar, to learn more about a topic I was interested in and for recreational reading. read as wide a variety of material as I do now. I like to discover new things and the library gives me a chance to check out an author, a subject, or even music with less financial risk. If I like what I'm experiencing, I will probably go out and buy either that book or another book in the series. I just did this with a book by musician Pete Seeger. I must've borrowed it two or three times and finally I bought it for myself. Today I'm researching alternative building materials, but I'm not convinced it's something for me. The library will help me out before I invest too much time or money in the topic.
Christian from Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129, USA Undefined: I'm checking my account for fines.
Jeremi from Las Vegas, NV Whitney Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Other: I'm using the computer to play chess online until the library accepts my idea to have a Chess Club or Chess Class. have anything constructive to do over the summer.
Janet from Des Moines, WA King county, Des Moines WA Undefined: I'm picking up holds and checking out others also. have access to all the books I want to read. So many books so little time!!!!
Gabby from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Kids: I'm using the library every weekend as part of our family's educational routine. We read here, we come to the theatre to see the diverse plays and shows, we take movies and books home . Our library is part of our community, it supports us and we support it. I use the library as a fun tool that implements reading and learning for our family. be able to afford books to keep my child interested in learning. We are a working class community, most patrons in our library have been hit hard by the recession here in Las Vegas,NV..myself included. There would be no possible way to afford books to keep my child interested in learning and reading if not for our library. It is our haven for all things educational.
julian from Las Veegas, NV Enterprise, Las Vegas, NV. Other: I'm be here.
Carl from Bellevue, WA KCLS Crossroads, Bellevue, WA Work or finding work: Browsing the website for new book and movie releases. Will visit in person tommorrow. read as much, meet new members of the community My library is a diverse community made up of Americans, Russians, Indians, Pakistanis, Vietnamese, Chinese, Austrailians, Arabs, etc. By meeting them, I find myself more tolerant of others. What amazes me is not how different we are but rather how much alike we are.
yone from las vegas, NV W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89139, USA Kids: I'm using the library mainly for my kid. He loves to read and listen to stories. Also for some research for school work. my kid reading reached 4-million-words in his elementary yr. my kid school has a reading counts program, in which he would read the book and take the test in school computer. When he passes, he will earn credit/word counts for the book he read. By firth grade, he've read more than 4 millions words. I am greatful that our library system has great selection of books for all ages. thank you
Linda from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library online to reserve books that I want to read. be able to afford to read as much as I do. One thing I have noticed since the recession is that our libraries in this community seem to be used more by people who are looking for or applying for jobs. They need to use the computers since more employers' applications are online or they are looking for books to help them with starting a business, change careers, etc.
Constance from Renton, WA Crossroads, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books,looking foe audio books read. Find time ro read when working two jobs is difficult. Audio books are access to freedom and knowledge I love fiction ,especially mysteries. When checking out books I am drawn to familiar authors. When available. I look for new authorrs choosing biographies, historical fiction. I've learned about the civil rights movement, latin american history, world war 1 and two from the spanish artists view point. Perspective changes when you learn about the world we share from anothers experience and perspective. Audio books create opportunitities to learn and grow intellectually.
Virginia from Wilton Manors, FL Broward County Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL Books and reading: I'm checking my account on the very user friendly website to see if a hold is ready for pickup. I also took the survey Be as educated as I am Even with the internet, the library is a wonderful place for me to access historical data and books as I persue my senior citizen learning. Thanks you!
Pam from Chewelah, WA Chewelah, WA 99109, USA Books and reading: Requesting books on line Not be able to read When I left high school, I could not read or write ata very high level. At the a local library in Minnesota, a lady who worked there to took the time to help me read and write. Today I hae Master's Degree in Social Worker,
Colleen from Clinton, CT Clinton, CT, USA Kids: I'm registering my children's summer reading online. have children who love reading as much as they do. The Henry Carter Hull Library organizes many programs for children which get them excited about reading. This summer they began a Harry Potter theme reading challenge and it got my 7 year old to read the first three books in the series so far!
Karen from Cicero, NY NOPL, North Syracuse, NY, USA Music, movies and games: I'm using my library's website to download songs from Freegal. I come back every week to get 3 new songs, compliments of my public library!
James from Las Vegas, ND Whitney Library, Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I'm using the wireless access to research books. love to read. One summer my father made our allowances contingent upon reading a book and writing a report. That was one of the best things he ever did.
Kathleen from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise, Las Vegas, NV 89123 Books and reading: I'm requesting a book be able to read as many new books I read a lot and have favorite authors, so I always request their new books.
Susan from Renton, WA kcls library skyway, seattle, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Susan Judd be able to read as many books! I can't afford to buy books to read (I like to read on my lunch break at work), nor do I have the space to store every book. Trading books is not as convenient. I can also be more selective with the library.
karen from danvers, MA Peabody Institute Library, Danvers MA Books and reading: I'm Karen have the wonderful assortment of reading material.
Elle from Westfield, NJ Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm going to Las Vegas and don't want to bring my laptop so I need to find out where a library is. I know it's crazy ...LOL My hotel does not have an executive lounge where I can use a computer be able to complete my homework.
Anna from Framingham, MA Framingham, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm at home, just after having visited the library, trying to find the place to tell my library how it important it is to re hire a young adult librarian. As the mother of two reading highly literate sons-- yes they do exist-- I think this is a key position. I and my whole family LOVE our library. It is an irreplaceable resource. have access to as many books, movies, find out about local events I am a huge fan of the library, it is such a central resource to our community. The librarians are great, our whole family reads (two parents, a young adult male (20
ruby from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm find a book I need to read basic information is what I get from books in the library to get an idea about my school subjects.
Maria from Henderson, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm loving my library! I can browse any time at home, request my materials and then pick up at any library near me!!! LOVING IT!!!! read as much as I do! Libraries have saved my interest in reading as an adult! I am a working mother of 2. Life can be very busy. Now with the library access through the internet, I don't have to go to the library to browse, but I can browse at home and select the books, cds, movies I want and pick up when I have time. I can also renew from home! If this would not be as accessible I would not be reading as much! I don't have time to go to the library or bookstore during the day; that is when I spend time with my family, but I do have my alone time when everyone is asleep. :) Thank you libraries for allowing me to read even as a busy mom!!! :)
Leah from Birmingham, MI Baldwin Public Library Programs and classes: I use my local library to check out teen and adult novels, manga, as well as non-fiction books on a verity of subjects. Though I do this most of the time I'm already at the library for teen activities they do there such as Teen Advisory Council, Pizza and Pages (book club), and High School Book Club. I am also helping to run a teen manga club (just look it up on Wikipedia) and volunteering to shelve books in the teen section. be able to read so many wonderful books or attend great programs with friends. While there is a library at the school I attend I have always found that they are not the best source for the materials I like to check out. The programs for teens at my library are run by a very competent teen librarian and part time librarian. We have gathered a group of teens who regularly attend most of the programs. The only unfortunate thing about our library is the size of the collection, small compared to the number of people it serves, recent lay-offs, and underfunding even though we are mostly a middle class suburb.
Krista from Covington, WA Covington, WA, USA Work or finding work: I'm using the internet and looking at media for personal and professional development be able to job hunt I just moved to the area and don't have means to spend on internet. The library is an excellent resource for job hunting.
Priya from Las vegas, NV Windmill las Vegas, nv 89113 Space: I'm reading n studying my own materials Have a place to be uninterrupted. I have a very busy house, and. Greatly needed a Lib close by. I am grateful this one opened this spring.
Violet from Seattle, WA White Center, WA, USA Socializing and networking: I use the library to access the internet and read books for the purpose of obtaining new learning or needed information. Online, I check my email as a means of contact or connection to important folks that cannot reach me via telephone or cell. I also go online to go job hunting, look for available opportunities I may have or be open to... be able to communicate with people or contact with important resources.. Also I would not be obligated to get up and out , off the couch! Some people may easily state that libraries let alone librarians are insignificant, but I completely disagree. I believe that the role that libraries play in my life as well as my community is of great comparison to that of elementary, through high school, and beyond. Libraries provide a positive space for citizens to obtain new learning or access to what they lack at home such as the internet...etc
Rena from North Las Vegas, NV North Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: While in my student life, I utilized the library for reading/studying or project completing. Now that I am a mother I use the library for picking out books to take home with my girls and once the youngest is old enough to stay put, we will stay and read some there. I also have a nook which I am THRILLED to be able to electronically "take-out". I LOVE libraries, their feel and hope to instill their value to my girls. Take time to read
Jennifer from Las Vegas, NV Spring Valley Library, Las Vegas, NV Work or finding work: I'm working hard, and building relationships with the patrons be the person I am today
G from Kirkland, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold know what I know today. I log into the library website almost once a day, usually to look for books. I preview books I may want in my own library, or do research on various topics for my art.
Janelle from Las Vegas, NV N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm reserving my favorite new releases. With the tight economic times it is a penny saving solution. I have to wait sometimes but it has become like waiting for a present on Christmas. All of the sudden I get an e-mail telling me my book is here and it is like I was given a present! been able to have been able to buy all the books I have read through the years. I was a voracious reader in my childhood and teen years. As an adult I still read more than I watch TV. I love the huge variety of books available to me from my local libraries through the years. I am now trying to instill in my children a sense of what the local library is worth.
Deb from Syracuse, NY Onondaga, New York, USA Research and homework: I'm trying to see what old newspaper articles are available with the library. Trying to research something my mother in law told us years ago. be able to do any geneology research
Karin from Enumclaw, WA Black Diamond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my holds Be able to listen to audiobooks while I work at home. I am a quilter. During the day as I design, piece and quilt my quilts I listen to audiobooks on my iPod or CD player. Without the King County Library System this wouldn't be possible. I even added a dedication in my last quilt book thanking the KCLS for it's wonderful audiobook collection.
Kristen from tully, NY The one at shopping town mall Programs and classes: I'm meet other moms with young children I went to baby bop today and loved it. I loved being able to meet people and having my baby around other small children. The baby loves books and coming to play with friends. I come up to Syracuse because it feels more welcoming and friendly. Miss Jenny does a great job!
Kelsey from Redwood City, CA Redwood City, CA, USA 940061 Undefined: I'm not using the library today. However, Saturday I will be reading, returning books, getting new books and attending a class. have enough books to read. Therefore, I would not learn all that I want to learn or enjoy all of the stories that I want to enjoy. I am living in California this year and after finding an apartment, the second thing that I did was to get a library card. Of course, I have had my library card from Washington since 1992 (I'm guessing) and have had the number memorized for more than half of the time since then.
Amy from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I LOVE my library!!! All that they offer; if they don't have a book 9 times out of 10 ILL comes through for me. THANK YOU!! have all the choices of books/cd's to borrow. I could not afford to read or look through the books that the library has to offer; digging up history I find books from all over the state's that I can borrow and NO COST. How amazing is that. THe library will even provide obituaries of long ago; no cost! Amazing.
Laura from Kirkland, WA Kirkland Public Library, Kirkland Books and reading: To check out the latest books and old classics. I go to the library more now than I did five years ago. I also volunteer at my local branch once a week. The resources available to the public are amazing. have nearly as many book choices. I find that I sometimes have a short attention span. I also tend to read more than one book at a time (i.e. one for the bus, one for reading before bed). Without the library, I wouldn't be able to "test" out a book before committing to it. If I don't like it, I can simply take it back and borrow another one. I read daily and my budget would probably bust if I'd purchased every book I've opened this year so far!
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Other: I'm accessing the internet. have easy access to the internet and reading material would be limited. It makes it easier for me to check my e-mails without having to bother a family member.
Khandyse from S. Las Vegas, NV Sunrise, Las Vegas, NV Music, movies and games: I utilize the library for more than entertainment thru fiction reading and movies. I also use the internet to keep in touch with family and look up important information. be able to watch new/older movies or access the internet. Libraries help with informational reading materials that teach me more about how to use my computer, home decoration, homeopathic medicine, and keeping in touch with family far away.
Anthony from Federal Way, WA woodmont library des moines, wa Undefined: I'm updating our blog.
Roberta from Revere, MA Revere Public Library Revere, Mass Socializing and networking: I'm Roberta Be able tp access information
Pam from Deerfield, NH Deerfield, NH 03037, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library for reading material and accessing the internet. have access to reading material or the internet. I love to read. The library provides endless reading materials, for pleasure and school projects at no cost I do not have internet access at home, so my family and I rely on the library for internet access for school projects and personal matters.
Harold from Syracuse, NY swcc syracuse ny Work or finding work: I'm Have a job The Library is helping me to support myself as I continue to look for permanet work.
Mary from Agawam, MA Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA Research and homework: I'm using it for reference work and directions LIVE I have enjoyed library's since I could read in grade 1 and am now 59 years old. BOOKS ARE THE BEST. Using this computer because I don't have one at home and need information, which I CAN GET AT THE LIBRARY!
Vivian from Racine, WI Racine Public Library, Racine WI Research and homework: I'm on the computer checking my emails and answering your questions. Have answers to important questions I may have difficulty finding out about my local community or in the news. Whenever I need information regarding Racine's local community such as the name of defunct businesses, past events or occurences, politicians full name and addresses, or anything else that I need assistance finding, Racine's Public Library has given me answers that I can use and/or pass along. They have available resources that meet the needs of the community and internationally such as tax forms and booklets, volunteers that assist job seekers, innovated upgrades that make things smoother and better, and much, much more. And much more important than the above, they have the staff that are aware and knowledgeable to answer and find out whatever is requested of them. I enjoy our local public library! seek that advantage.
ceil from syracuse, NY paine branch, syracuse, ny 13206 Research and homework: I'm here to get latest sport information and print it for a friend
Gretchen from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA Kids: I'm renewing books have access to so much educational material for my homeschooler. I greatly value the selection of non-fiction books for children about natural sciences,geography, and worldwide cultures, as well as the foreign language materials for kids. The fiction storybooks available tend to have objectionable morays and themes, on the other hand. I don't think people realize how much the storybooks focus on silly and inaccurate ideas which make children, like my five year old, really confused. But we have a fabulous time in the nonfiction section, and I recommend all libraries seek out copies of the DVD collection for kids, "My Life on the Farm," which shows how food is grown and how families live all over the world, one family at a time.
Gina from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library for audio books....I don't seem to have much time to read and when I do some reading its mostly for work. So listening to the stories let's me use my imagination without tiring my eyes. =) have the opportunity to enjoy many great stories at an affordable price (free!). I also love bringing my nieces to the library. They love the freedom to choose whatever they want to read. I very much enjoy helping them pick out new stories to read and discover how much fun reading really is.
Wendy from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Public Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm meeting my tutor here to practice American Sign Language. I am also picking up books that I ordered through the online service. It is the smartest idea the library has ever had. I just order my book and pick it up during my weekly tutor sessions. The public library makes it easy to access the books that I need. I truly love and respect the public library system. have any place to meet my tutor and would not be doing as well in college. I am the public library's biggest fan. I am attending college and the public library is within walking distance. I am studying American Sign Language and find it to be the best place to meet my tutor. The college only allows a certain number of tutor sessions so the other times we have to meet off campus. The library is the perfect place. I have been doing this for 3 years now. It is a wonderful learning environment.
J. from Woodinville, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm mostly placing books on hold so I can pick them up at the closest library. I also use the digital library to download audiobooks for my daily commute. I usually only go inside the physical library to turn in or check out books... in and out in less than 5 minutes. be able to tolerate my commute without downloaded audiobooks and books on cd's. I go through about 7 digital books a week between my commute, downtime at work, walking the dogs or doing chores at home.
Christine from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm researching information for my business. be able to get as much information as quickly for both my business and my children who are middle and high school students. I have four children. We visit the library at least once a week. I can't even begin to imagine the thousands of dollars my library system has saved our family from birth to now having a high school student! We love the electronic downloads from FreeGal where my kids discover great music for free, the eBooks both to read on the computer or listen to on long family trips. The library is a HUGE part of our family life! I am always sharing what is happening with our library and how to better use it with other families. My blog VegasfortheFamily.com often details new and exciting ways to engage with the library that many folks do not know about! I am thrilled to have this free resource in our community! Even when times are tough you always have the library!
bridget from freetown, MA East Freetown, MA 02717, USA Kids: I'm bridget be able to share my love for reading with my children our school district has had times when the Library was not funded and therefore closed; simultaneously, our town lost its accreditation and we were unable to use the SAILS Network. Truly tragic!
Jennifer from North Las Vegas, NV Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084, USA Books and reading: We're picking up books on gardens and helpful herbs. have access to so many educational resources
Bella from Syracuse, NY Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, Syracuse, NY 13202, USA Research and homework: I'm working buy books Availability of books for free allows me to particpate in book clubs and to read the latest on the best sellers list without buing the books.
Doreen from Valley, WA Chewelah Library, Chewelah, WA Books and reading: I'm doing three things: returning videos (Ivanhoe--BBC production)I'd borrowed for the week, I'm getting more books by my new favorite author, (Ivan Doig) which my librarian assisted me in finding, and helped me find another similar author, (Craig Leslie) and books by him. I'm also using the internet to check my email and to run off some of my own stories and send them off to magazines. Thank you for the use of such a valuable tool, and so wonderful of a staff! be able to use the internet (I'm limited in funds and have to do this at the library), and I love to read but cannot afford to buy books. Here is my story, perhaps it will help. I am a freelance writer, found my passion for this at age 50. When I moved to Washington State (after several moves across the country, which you can read about in my self-published book, Hodgepodge Logic)I began to write about my "midlife" challenges, such as a mom with Alzheimer's and a difficult reconciliation with my father. I did this at my library, because at the time, believe it or not, I did not own a computer, laptop, or even a typewriter. My husband was between jobs and we were (and are) living day-to-day. While at the library, the staff helped me with my computer questions and got me competent on it enough to get my story written, and I submitted parts of it to magazines (some emailing using the internet at the library) and began to sell my works. The library gave me the "support system" that made the difference. And introduced me to a whole world of memoirs that I could read and become a better, more thoughtful writer by reading.
Kellene from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading emedia. I will use these books on my Nook Color for vacation relaxation :o) have as many books to read on my NOOK!!!! I am a single mom of two and trying to make ends meet on a teacher salary. I just can not afford to buy books for my Nook so I was SO happy to see I could borrow digital books. :o)And with the kids off school, they love catching up on DVD's they have not seen in awhile.
Kathryn from North Reading, MA Flint Memorial Library, North Reading, MA 01864, USA Books and reading: I'm checking the online catalog for some fun summer reads Get to keep up with all my favorite authors.
Susyn from Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL Books and reading: I use the Library to read books that I'm interested in reading but not necessarily interested in owning. I don't want to buy books I don't plan to keep (for economical and space reasons). I still want to read hardcopy books, not eBooks. I always end up having to print out a digital document if it is more than a few pages long; I just can't relax with an eBook regardless of the reading device. have read as many books as I have or had as rich and fulfilling life as I have had Libraries are affordable for everyone, regardless of income, upbringing, reading comprehension level, or any other factor. They provide everyone, even those who are visually impaired and might not have been thought to be able to benefit froma library, with information and rewarding experiences, if if those experiences are vicarious.
s from woodinville, WA king county library, woodinville, wa Books and reading: I'm renewing books online read as much I don't want to spend a lot of money on books I'm only going to read once.
Scitt from Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm picking up a book-on-CD to listen to during my commute ... be able to satisfy my curiosity
Debby from Renton, WA Renton, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Debby be able to homeschool as inexpensively. Homeschooling independently, there are many books that are read only one time through and never referenced again, especially in the early years. It would be very expensive to purchase each reader to only sit on a shelf when finished. Using the hold system at the library allows our family to access each book when needed.
Jorinda from Kirkland, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books. be able to read new books as frequently. I've been alternately in school and/or broke for years. There's just been no money in the budget to buy books at a bookstore. I love reading and the library lets me indulge in my favorite activity for free. Plus, I love knowing that I'm able to use computers at the library if I ever need to.
Avory from Downingtown, PA Exton Mall Research and homework: I use the library for research papers. When I have a major paper due, the teacher usually specifies the least amount of book resources he or she wants to find in your work cited. Typically it's only one to two books, and encyclopedias do not count as an actual book. So, I head over to my local library and borrow the necessary amount of books. As a child of the 21st century, I have to admit that I rely on the computer for my information. Since I am fortunate enough to have a computer at home, I do not need the library for that resource. Other than research, I scarcely go to the library. I use databases on my computer that my school offers for my research papers. I also use Google and sometimes Ask.com. However, the one website I stay away from is Wikipedia. be able to have actual book resources for my research papers. When I was a sophomore in high school, I had to write a research paper about the 1920s on a topic of my choice. So as an aspiring journalist, I chose media in the 1920s. As my mother and I entered the library, we had no clue where to begin looking for information. We tried the search engines set up in the library, but that was difficult, considering we weren't exactly sure what we were looking for. Seeking help, we approached a librarian at the desk and she was able to find us numerous books, reference books, and encyclopedias that helped me with my research paper. I am very grateful for that librarian because without her, I would not have been able to complete my research paper efficiently.
Abigail from Duvall, WA Carnation, WA 98014, USA Books and reading: I'm borrowing books for my enjoyment get books to read at home
Laura from Littleton, CO Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA Books and reading: I'm learning about backyard chickens! have gotten my mini-flock of chickens, because I wouldn't have felt comfortable that I knew what I was doing!
Diane from University Place, WA University Place, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to find a book that just came out. have taught my kids that reading is important Every place I've moved to in my life has had a library and I've always had a library card. Usually in the first 3 days of moving.
Naomi from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library District, Sunrise Branch Books and reading: I'm checking to see if my requests have come in and also to order some other books. I'm also going to Freegal to downjload music. have access to the books, movies, music, etc. that I do. I would not be able to expose my children to the books and culture the library offers. Some of my earliest memories are of the summer reading programs at the library. I grew up in Seattle and remember walking to the library and having them stamp my card. I am now 58 years old. My children love books and reading which has been fostered by my love of books and libraries, and by the programs and story time at the libraries.
Alanis from Fresno, CA West Fresno, Fresno, CA, USA Books and reading: I'm going there to rent books and use th computer to do projects. be able to read published books for free. I go to the library every summer. Just to pleasure read. But htis year, I have to go because i have summer projects that need to be typed and printed out.
Andrea from Auburn, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I visit the library approximately 3 times a month to browse fiction, cookbooks and gardening books. Read as much, learn new cooking skills, gain new gardening knowledge. I love being able to reserve books online, the free newspaper on Sundays, the quietness, the choices.
Vickky from Grand Junction, CO Mesa County Public Library main Grand Junction Colorado Books and reading: I'm researching the materials available here in the research center on line. A few days ago I learned to download books onto my nook. I go and learn spanish on rosetta stone twice a week and chat with the literacy people. I teach an esl class. I check out at least 4 books every week in various genres. Be able to read as much, volunteer in such a meaningful way, enjoy the classes offered. I teach an ESL class, have participated in a book club, taken classes on writing and computer literacy, done research for other purposes, enjoyed the reference materials, taken children to enjoy the many books that stretch their appreciation of our world. Talked with various people that are outside my usual domain; homeless persons that I have enjoyed, immigrants, young mothers,lonely persons perusing the materials for company, the rich personalities of the librarians...
m from Kirkland, WA Bothell, WA, USA Work or finding work: I'm using the computer for job hunting and research, retuning books and movies, getting more movies and books! be able to do good enough searches at home using dial-up computer access Two years out of work, the library system has help me immeasurably in keeping me sane. I have used the community commection to not go insane at home alone. I use the computer, printer, research companies, get books on interviewing, I can't thank the librarians enough and having a place to go to feel normal.
Allison from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm searaching my status on a book I have on hold for my Book Club. I am also searching and looking for a book to choose when I host the next book club. Also curious to see how the e-Audio books work, what they cost to check out and the type of media that is necessary to read them. have access to an unlimited number of books, movies and resources. We like to go to the library and look at what is on the shelves, and bring a bundle home to read, but its also nice to read about books before you get them. Like to take my grandson to check out books. He loves to read, but doesn't always get the support from one of his parents. Right now he is "learning to read", but soon he'll be "reading to learn", so I want to instill a love of books and reading early.
robin from north las vegas, NV west las vegas, las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm returning books and also picking up a 2 reserved dvds. read books because i cannot afford to buy any I come from a large family and our mother introduced us all to the library very early. I come mostly for books, but I do get dvds. My library can be a humbling experience also. I can leave not feeling superior, but very blessed. The heat here can be devasting so it is good to know that homeless or people who have to leave the shelters in the daytime have somewhere to go. I am glad the library is there for them moreso than for me, because I can always do most everything at home on my computer. They do not have that luxury, so the library is also a sanctuary for homeless and displaced people.
Christina from Washougal, WA King County Library, Tacoma, WA Books and reading: I'm downloading ebooks Have access to books. Libraries, in my opinion, are the most valuable social enterprise. They allow access to information and entertainment (in the form of books) to everyone at no cost. Reading keeps minds active. I sometimes feel that libraries focus too much on providing "programs" and lose sight of their primary function, providing reading and research materials. I feel that too little of a library budget actually goes to purchasing books. I also feel that although ebooks and electronic materials are very valuable, they should not replace books in print, especially at the library. I find that when doing research and reference, electronic materials are much more difficult to utilize. I love my Nook and use it daily, but there is something about actually holding printed works in my hand that it cannot replace.
Holly from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm Holly Halstead be able to read as much I read a lot, which is expensive if you have to pay for them yourself.
Heidi from North Vancouver, BC North Vancouver, BC, Canada Other: I'm Heidi have a job (I work there)
A M from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm reading books! I no longer have room in my house for more books, nor can I afford them, so I am borrowing more from the Library. I am also thinking of volunteering here. My circulation lady has been very kind to me. read nearly as much. Libraries have been important to me since I was a little girl. I never had books as a child at home. I have learned so much from reading - I can't imagine a life without books to borrow!
Molly from Maple Grove, MN Maple Grove Library, Maple Grove, MN 55369, USA Books and reading: I'm picking up a few books I reserved online for my own enjoyment/education. I'm also paying late fees. have access to the books I use to educate myself in my free time. I can't afford to buy the 50 books I read each year to supplement my education. The library gives me a great opportunity to educate myself I don't spend much time inside my library, but I spend hours searching through its website and finding new books in new areas of interest. The books I've read have made me a better student, a more educated activist of human rights, and a better person in general. I wouldn't be the person I am today without the books I've read in my lifetime, and I have the library to thank for that opportunity.
Jennifer from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm suggesting a book for a book club. (I'm reading the book but I think it would be a great book club book so I thought I'd suggest it.) get the books I want to read, find out about new books, or get to read with my book club. I also wouldn't have gotten an MLIS, although I'm not working as a librarian right now. I love libraries! I can buy some books, but my appetite for reading is huge and only the library can support it. I would go broke buying books if it weren't for the library! My mom is the same way, and she is on a fixed income, so literally the library saves her hundreds of dollars a year.
Elda from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV89148 Undefined: I'm trying to browse and look for more information on your business and investing topic, unfortunately was not able to access one of the topics I am interested in. How this is happened and why? Lirary card #: 21133088021435 Elda A.Zarraga
Sarah from Southbridge, MA Southbridge, MA, USA Events: I'm looking at the calender of events and updating my summer reading list Have access to books, musuems, and other media The Southbridge Pubic Library (JEL) is operated by a dedicated staff of helpful and friendly staff. They operate many programs and events that are free to the public and support local arts. We have enjoyed activities in the Children's library, live musical performances, and lectures. The films shown on Thursday evenings allow us to view many foreign or independent films that we would not otherwise be able to see. At least monthly I look at the JEL website to find out what events are scheduled. I also do this for the other local libraries, in Webster, Oxford, Charlton, and Worcester. In addition to borrowing books and DVDs frequent, I think I am most grateful for the museum passes that can obtained at the local libraries. It is the only way I would be able to take my family to so many cultural, educational, and fun places! The museum pass program at JEL (as well as those in Charlton, Worcester, North Brookfield, and Leominster) have allowed us to go places we otherwise could not afford.
Jean from issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking to see if any of my holds are ready for pickup, and one is. :o) have enough room in my house for all the books I'd want to keep. I feel so lucky to live in King County, Our library system received two awards in the last two years, for busiest and best.
Betsy from North Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library District Events: I have seen Native American Hoop Dancing, a Russian Circus Troop, and hundreds of other events. Our libraries in Las Vegas are not only defined by books but by its theaters, to see and hear something you've only read about in books is wonderful. Sadly though the libraries have cut down on their theaters. be who I am today. I always felt lost with no unique voice, but as a child when we would go to the library, I could pick out any book and begin learning about anyone, or anything, no limitations. Libraries are empowering!
Gabe from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm trying to find a copy of Does a Worm Have a Girlfriend for my son. get books for free.
Nichole from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm researching.I use books and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. I wish I could check out books for eight weeks at a time so I did not have to worry about renewal dates while researching. get my degree and have free family outings. We enjoy the library.
Becky from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing items online. be able to read all the books I want to because I cannot afford to buy and store them all. I have always loved the library, since I was a child. I read a lot and the library is able to keep up with me.
Christene from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm searching to find fun summer reads. be able to read as many awesome books for free, check out great movies and tons of books with my kids. Whenever I am out on an errand without kids, my first thought is to stop into the library and scan the bookshelves for something delicious to read. Let me tell you, the time change of our libraries has been a real disappointment. If i want to go out before it gets hot, they're not even open yet. If I want to swing by after dropping the kids at school, I'd have to wait an entire hour before they open. And if I want to go in the evening after dinner and the kids are settled, it's already closed. SO SAD!!! Where are the kids supposed to go?
Alice Marie from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, Nevada. (map unavailable) Other: I'm renewing materials that I haven't finished with. I'm also researching someone from television that I believe has books out and I want to know if they are in this system. I'm also checking to see if materials I requested are ready for pick-up. Last I'm checking what art is being shown currently at different libraries, as I enjoy going to view these installations. I was at the Nellis AFB library earlier, printing off research that I was doing. live a life as rich as I do now. I use the library to read many large print books, watch foreign films from all over the world, do research on so many different things for myself and now with my grandchildren for their school projects and assignments. Going to the library is a great part of my families life -when my children were at home and now with my grandchildren. We are all avid readers. We go to the art installations, seminars, movies, special events for children, community groups and cultural events. The library system has always been a big part of my life. I have had a library card since I was 2yrs. old and next month, I will be 57! I'm so grateful for the library system here and I can't imagine my life without a public library. I've also helped others who wanted to read our Church magazines and had severe vision problems/blindness by signing them up to the library program so that they could receive them and many other publications on tape!
abida from dix hills, NY Dix Hills, NY, USA Programs and classes: I'm abida sameer
L from kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm making a hold online, checking local hours... see cable tv shows, thanks to dvds
Nancy from Port Orchard, WA Pierce County, Pt. Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA Books and reading: I'm took out some audio books to listen to on our vacation. Cloud2 in Port Orchard, WA have heard Pilgrim's Progress for the first time at age 64. I love libraries and have used them with my children (now ages 38 and 36). It was the university (USC, MSW program) library and the medical library at UC, Irvine that provided research materials to earn my MSW and begin a new career at age 40.
Beatrice from Seattle, WA Shoreline, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm searching the catalog, putting holds on books and videos, renewing books Be able to read a large, broad selection of books as I cannot afford to purchase books. My mother, who is 94, receives large print books and videos through the Traveling Library Center. I can place holds online and they are then delivered to her once a month. Since reading is her only source of entertainment, this is essential for us. I would also like to mention how impressed I am whenever I visit the library by how many people are there. The parking lot is always full, and virtually every chair is taken by people reading or doing homework or using the computer. Libraries continue to be the driving force behind upward mobility in the US, and I hope that will never change.
Isabel from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Libarary, Las Vegas, Nv Other: I'm choosing DVDs to watch. Find the library is a fabulous source for getting movies and documentaries free of charge. In fact... I watch very little TV (can't stand all the commercials), so DVDs from the library are my main source of viewing. I also enjoy borrowing audio CDs, which I listen to in the car. Oh.. and of course I do borrow books too! But probably not as frequently as CDs and DVDs. be able to borrow a huge range of DVDs for free. I would not have access to a range of audio books to listen to in my car. I would end up spending a fortune on books and movies! When I first moved to Las Vegas from England, I was appalled at the quality of the TV. Apart from PBS, all the other channels seemed to offer nothing but endless irritating commercials. Then.. I discovered that I could borrow DVDs from the library for free. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching all kinds of movies and documentaries borrowed from my local library. And I am saved from the barrage of horrible commercials!
claire from danvers, MA Peabody Institute Library, Danvers Other: I'm using the library for one particular reason; free internet service.....being a Senior 79 years of age....the library keeps me informed of all current news items. I also read a lot and don't like the ipads......I'd rather flip pages. As a Senior, I don't have much money and cannot afford a computer and internet service.....it also gets me out of my apartment. I sure hope and pray that libraries will not disappear as a result of these ipads but who knows what the future holds????? be able to conduct my husband's and my personal business and email our friends. We cannot afford a computer nor charges related to its use as Seniors. We cannot readily use updated versions of newer technology ,due to price and understanding capabilities. I LOVE COMING HERE. I believe I've covered what the library means to me. As far as the community involvement is concerned, I familiarize myself with activities and programs this library posts daily and act according to our needs.
Gwen from Enumclaw, WA Muckleshoot Prairie, Enumclaw Plateau, WA 98092, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books because reading is the shiz! be able to live! I would shrivle into a sad little raisen of a human being. Libraries are awesome. They're where I go to hang out with my friends, I get all the hottest reads, and I can stay up to date on community events. I can't do that in one place anywhere else.
Marty from Medina, WA King, Washington, USA, Newport Branch, Bellevue, WA Books and reading: I'm renewing a book. Read as many books. I get almost all of the books I read from the library.
Dee from Georgetown, OH Georgetown, OH 45121, USA Research and homework: I'm looking for Shakespeare movies I am taking Shakespeare this fall at college. have a place to get books, my kids wouldn't have a summer reading program.
John from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing a book for my 9 year old son. have access to as many books I use the library all the time. It's a great place to try out a book when you're not sure if you want to buy it or not.
Tomi from Deer Park, WA Chewelah, WA 99109, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing a book.
Mike from Des moines, WA Des Moines Branch, King County Library System, Washington Books and reading: I'm Mike have access to a wide variety of subject matter educating and entertaining
Linda from Las Vegas, NV N Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books (if there are e-pubs available).
Juliana from Kenmore, WA Bothell, WA Books and reading: I'm Juliana be the person I am today. My mom took my brother and I to several libraries--a military base library, and two local libraries so we were exposed to all kinds of books and therefore literature, culture and history. As a result I am a lifelong learner. It is my love for books that lead me to a career in technology publishing.
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm using the internet and checking on some books. it would make using the internet harder It helps to have information available that is needed. Also, the amount of reading is not limited to what I can purchase.
ros from dor, MA dudley, rox, ma Books and reading: an artist i got put her art work in the library. my library offers so much. iv taken my children there, now i take my grandkids there now. offers so much to so many people. be able to get diffent books they have a lot of community events
Greg from Mercer Island, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm Greg Malcham Have acess to so many books. The King county library allows me to check out books and videos that I would have to buy otherwise. I would not be able to have acess to so much information and entertainment.
Dina from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm Renewing books I have checked out and I'm browsing for something new to read. Read nearly as many books as I would like to! My library is crucial to me! I love to read and I don't have the money or space to buy every book that I'd like to read.
stephanie from redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm placing a book on reserve. Earlier in the day, I returned a movie and checked out a book. read as much, see any movies, learn about local events and issues Libraries are the heart of the community. I visit mine 3 times a week. I love the selection, the helpful librarians, and the welcoming setting. Since I read 3 books a week, it would be difficult to finance my love of reading and learning without the library. I also like learning about new trends in the world, local issues, and news in fine arts. When I visit a new community, I always stop at the library. The librarians are amazing resources and have always directed me to answers.
Dina from brighton, MA Boston, MA, USA Kids: I'm a new mom , i like to go to buy books for my little baby
nali from bellevue, WA Bellevue, Washington, EEUU Books and reading: I'm nali have books for me and my family we go tho the childrens story time, activities, etc my family loves to go there , it's special for us. and we go there at least 3 times per week. we live with a tight budget , so i'm really happy that we have access to a very good and nice library system. Thanks
rubirico from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm use computer
lin from las vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm applyhing for jobs and doing personal work to try to get a job. Email. I really appreciate having a computer accessible for free at the libraries. We have two cities, so sometimes I am at one library for 2 hours then go across town to another city library for another 2 hours. Wish we could reserve them from the other city, but I understand why not. Since it's first come first served" I take my chances. Thank you thank you thank youl. Oh, one city Las Vegas has printing at ten cents per page; Henderson is fifteen cents per page. Go figure Thanks againl. be able to ac3ess coputers. Mine was stolen. A lot of homeless people frequent libraries here in the summer; it's so hot. I feel sorry for them since, without the help of friends, I would be homeless. Leave them alone. they don't bother anyone. Economy is huge concern for me. As I am 60 years old it is hard to find a job...here or anywhere.
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the internet to check on my e-mails. Also will be checking on some books. be able to read as much. If the library wasn't here; it would hinder the amount of books being read-if they had to be purchased.
Veronica from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I use the library as a place to spark dreams and ideas. To learn and to collect thoughts from authors of the past. I also use it to watch all the movies I want! have received my Bachelor's degree. Since a young girl, I have loved to read. To feed my young and unquenchable mind, I went to the library. Buying books was both unaffordable and, with the library, unnecessary. Reading opened my mind up to literature, mythology, culture, and science. If it were not for my love of reading, I could not have passed my science courses during my university years. On my college campuses, you could often find me in the library. It is a great way to make study buddies that turn into great friends also!
Gregory from Pleasant Hill, CA Contra Costa County Library, Pleasant Hill, CA Books and reading: I'm downloading audio books for my long commute. be sane. Audio books free me from the boredom of my long drive. I commute about 2.5 hours a day. I cannot tolerate the radio and all its advertising. I enjoy music, but it cannot compare to listening to an audio book on my drive. I love reading, but don't have a lot of time for it. I feel like I get to reclaim my love of reading by listening to books as I drive. I have also become a better listener for it.
Terri from Seattle, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm Terri Have nearly as many books to read, movies to watch, etc I work here, actually. But I'm on my break! I cheak out fiction, non-fiction, books on CD, and movies. Love it!
Renee from Antioch, CA Contra Costa Library, Antioch, CA Books and reading: I'm a volunteer tutor for adult literacy, I take my grandchild as well as other children to particpate in story time be able to particpate in pro literacy activities I am a volunteer adult literacy tutor at my local library as well as I particpate in library activities with my pre school grandchild as well as my primary school aged niece,nephew,
Richard from Vashon, WA Vashon, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm online at home read as many books books are expensive. A centralized repository such as a library is a critical source of information to expand our understanding. I use several libraries every day to retrieve journal articles for work related activities and pleasure reading.
Anna from Arlington, MA Robbin's Library, Arlington, MA Research and homework: I'm using the library for research In today's technology based world, it is important that the "old fashioned" book is still pulled off the old dusty shelf every once in a while and actually read. It is crucial to the educational world that libraries remain open and serving to the public for students, teachers, and those with a true desire to learn. Personally I use the library for research, computer use directed towards school requirements, and just a quiet air conditioned place to curl up with a good book on a hot July afternoon.
Ed from Racine, WI Racine Public Library, Racine, WI. Socializing and networking: I'm checking e-mail. have computer to use...
Chanda from Maple Valley, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for new books to read this summer be able to parent my children the way I prefer to It's a valuable resource that allows me to fulfill my love of reading and pass it on to my kids.
Saul from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara Music, movies and games: I'm a visitor of the library and a strong supporter. I hate when the funds for the library are cut. be reading o have so much knowledge I started my readings in English through the library in NY. I continued in NV.
Shawn from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Space: I'm using the library to access the internet and print out a form because I do not have internet access nor a printer at home (but I do have an old laptop) Be able to access the internet, print or be in touch with the latest information
Allison from Kirkland, WA Kingsgate, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm reserving books through the online system be able to read as much and as widely as I like to do. If I did not have a library, I might restrict myself to buying books I would be sure to like - narrowing my reading choices and limiting my experience. Sure, there are books I have returned after reading a chapter or two, deciding that they were not after all my cup of tea, but I also cherish some surprising discoveries - books which changed my way of thinking about the world or my life. I use the library almost every day - and I can't wait for library books to be available on my Kindle later this year.
Cheryl from Lakewood, WA University Place, WA, USA Other: I'm a Realtor that is using the library system to look up properties without using my lap top. be able to take a free break from my normal routine of Real Estate Sales I like to have a freedom to explore new locations to do my Real Estate business other than in the office or coffee shops so I tried the library today for a new perspective.
mike from tacoma, WA spanaway Research and homework: I'm researching
Janet from Las Vegas, NV W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for some hardbound or audiobooks, having heard an author speak last night. Karen Slaughter ever listen to audiobooks. nor be reading at the pace to which I was accustomed, when I was working. Three close family members, including myself, husband, grown son, are currently unemployed. This has been a life saver, providing me with an old "luxury." I have a floor to ceiling library in my home, so you can imagine that I was quite a serious book buyer.
Valerie from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library online on my local branch's website. have a great interest in reading and watching classic tv shows with the library's dvd collection. The library has a lot of great books which are very entertaining and are a great way to stay busy. It also has tons of classic movies and tv shows which helped me appreciate them. I've seen a ton of episodes of Laverne and Shirley, That Girl, and Friends. I also found Singin' in the Rain at the library which has helped me love musicals a lot.
Elizabeth from Grosse Pointe Park, MI Ewald Brach, Grosse Pointe Park, MI Research and homework: I'm printing flyers and checking out a book for a book report Have another place to print things in case of emergency Libraries don't play the biggest role in the life of me, or my community. Living in a wealthy suburb, people usually buy their own books, or have their own computers and don't need to use the libraries' computers.
john from racine, WI racine wi. Other: I'm useing the computor.
bobby from dalton, MA Dalton, MA 01226, USA Books and reading: I'm to read beable to read
tina from agawam, MA agawam, ma Music, movies and games: I'm on the computer watch as many movies, or read as many books i only have basic cable and not all the extra pay for movie channels, i only have it for the tv to work. There is not enough money for the expensive cable stations. The library allows me to view movies i otherwise would be unable to view. The library also allows me to read, research, and socialize in a comfortable atmosphere. A place to relax and be free!
N from Maple Valley, WA KCLS, Maple Valley, WA, USA Other: I'm Nancy
Charlene from Des Moines, WA Des Moines, WA, USA Undefined: I'm checking my account while out of town on vacation. I saw e-mails from KCLS re holds now available and books due, renewed the one due, noted that the hold will still be there when I get home.
Connie from Covington, WA Covington Library Covington, WA Other: I'm using the Library for everything list below even come close to reading as much as I love. And I would not be involved in a book club which is the best. It is sad but I can't afford to buy all the books I like to read. I like to hold the book in my hands and turn the page. I also have a friend and mother that listen on tape because one drives alot and one no longer can see the print. When my daughter was younger she won all the reading contests they had at school because she had a library and she could read and read and read. She now works in a library and loves he job. I think I could go on for awhile, but you get the idea.
Karen from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: Checking to renew a book and my request for music. read as much as I do or listen to cd's that I can not afford I love going to the library and picking up the last novel by my favorite author, James Patterson. Picking up cd's to download and copy to listen to at my convenience. LOVE THE LIBRARY!!!!
Dorothy from Unaweep Canyon, CO Gateway, Colorado Programs and classes: I'm looking for French lessons - library used to have program you could do on library site get nearly enough books! Gateway has a very small library that is part of the Mesa County
Robert from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Las Vegas NV Music, movies and games: I'm using the library as my personal bookstore. I was spending $200 a month on books now they are free. not have any thing to read. I am now on SSI and I don't have extra money to buy books.
Claire from Pleasant Hill, CA Pleasant Hill, CA, USA Research and homework: I'm searching for books, DVD's, and other resources to support the topics we are covering in our family's homeschool. be able to provide remotely as good a homeschool education to my children. We have a limited budget for homeschooling and even buying books used adds up. Being able to borrow resources from the library allows us to have access to a much wider range of materials.
rraine from las vegas, NV rainbow branch, las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm not using it because the "my account" link isn't working! get to read as much as i do.
Lise from Henderson, NV Henderson NV Other: I'm trying to find classes. know where to check
Oscar from Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward, Florida, USA Programs and classes: I'm student of the English Cafe opportunity to practice and improving my english I am in a special program that teach me to make my resume, cover letter, and some importants tips to get a better job.
Kim from San Rafael, CA San Rafael, CA, USA Other: I'm using the Internet be on the internet. The library has computers with high-speed internet access. Without those computers, I would not be able to engage with others all-around the world.
Sunny from North Bend, WA North Bend, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm sunny be abler to read as many books and magazines as I do since I would otherwise have ro purchase them Libraries are almost sacred to me. They offer an oasis of quiet as well as sanctuary. Books helped me survive a horrendous childhood.
Karen from Racine, WI Racine Public Library Racine,WI Kids: Looking information for son
Eugenia from Danvers, MA Danvers, MA. USA Other: I'm an acupuncturist working in a sublet room without any office equipments. I found access to internet in a local library saves me from establishing office equipment for printing/copying and communication (via email) purposes.
Antonio from Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Books and reading: I'm seeking e-books for my Kindle, or for my iMac. I am new to this process. I seeking information on which e-books are able to be viewed by the Kindle or the iMac. I understand there are important differences that I need to learn as each e-book may not be available to me on these devices. It does seem more is available for pc (microsoft) as oppose to iMac (apple). have be able to read and learn about current news, and other topics. Or read for enjoyment
Kristina from Kirkland, WA Kingsgate, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for more good books to read! be able to afford to read/listen to so many amazing books.
Megan from Concord, CA Walnut Creek, CA, USA Programs and classes: I'm taking my baby to Cuddle Club hosted by the fabulous librarian Margaret! I suffer from a mental condition and getting out of the house every day is of vital importance, thank goodness for programming at the library! I now have a place I can take my baby to once a week so that he won't be stuck in the house.
L from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm renewing a book online. be able to read new books. I have been a fan of the public library ever since I was a child. I refer to it as the poor man's best friend. You don't have to be wealthy to be able to read the latest books or watch the latest dvd's. Its a great place for research and quiet time. I love the public library.
charlann from bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking for available dvd's
Gail from Las vegas, NV Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm checking my record in re to books I have out and items on reserve be able to indulge in my greatest pleasure- reading in so many different areas Books let me enter into other lives and the best ones make me part of a place and or family/community
Mindy from Kent, WA King County Library-Fairwood, Renton, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm placing holds on DVD's Read as many books as I do because purchasing books is expensive!
Shelley from Kent, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using the computer to check my book holds. read as much
Diane from Henderson, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Other: I'm checking out books and dvds that I reserved. Be able to read so many books, watch such a variety of movies on DVD or listen to such great music!
Melissa from Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands Ranch, CO, USA Other: I'm putting books and DVD's on hold for our homeschooling study of China. :) have wonderful, rich resources to educate my children and for our whole family to learn! We have been homeschooling for 2 years and count HEAVILY on the books, DVD and other resources our library system provides! We check out stacks of books each visit and I am able to expose my children (12, 9, and 4) to travel videos, music, picture books, literature, and even examples of the languages of regions we are studying. We have learned so much and I consider our local library our top resource for home education! I love our library!!
Joanna from Bellevue, WA Lake Hills, Bellevue, WA 98008, USA Books and reading: I'm Reading books have as many books or as big a budget
Jenni from Mercer Island, WA Mercer Island, WA, USA Books and reading: This is my second visit today! I came earlier to study and use the wi-fi for work. Now I'm back with my daughter to check out a movie for her and a book for myself, as well as to return some books. have a quiet place to work, where I don't have to buy coffee! and wouldn't have a place for my kids to get movies in person, since the last movie rental place on the island closed. When I was a kid, I went to the library every week and checked out the maximum number of books allowed! When my kids were little, we came to preschool story hour every week, and it was a hub for many neighborhood parents to meet each other, form connections, and trade information and resources. The library, and the wonderful childrens' librarian were a big part of the glue that made that neighborhood (Cleveland Park, in Washington DC) such a wonderful place to raise a family. Now that my kids are older and we live in Mercer Island, the library still serves that function, though now it's more of a resource for the books and materials, and less as a social center. We have made and cemented friendships with other families through meeting in the library, especially the children's section. It's also been a tremendous resource for me once I entered grad school. The local library doesn't have the specialized books/materials I need (the university library is where I go for that), but it still provides an invaluable place to come as a family, where my kids can read, play educational games on the computers, or just flip through picture books while I work for an hour. Both of my kids were so excited to get their own library cards and be able to check out their "own" books, and the summer reading programs have really motivated them to read a LOT during the summer! Filling in the boxes to mark their progress and coming in for the prize at the end is something they look forward to. Oh yeah, and did I mention that getting books is still the main reason we come?
Lynne from Concord, CA Walnut Creek, CA, USA Research and homework: I'm here today to study and do homework. have a quiet place to study. I visit the library 2 to 4 times a week as it is the only place available to me that is quiet and allows me to focus on my homework. It also provides easy access to references when I am struggling with an assignment.
Erin from Bothell, WA King County Library, Bothell WA Other: I'm looking to see if my hold items are in yet, for pickup. When I was laid off in 2004, the library was how I was able to file my unemployment claim, perform job searches, update my resum, and check e-mail for interview requests. I could have found work as quickly, if I were not using my library resources.
Margaret from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm using the Internet to check some facts to help me make better decisions on what computer to buy. I am also reserving books and movies for a later date. be able to get the books and movies that I enjoy. I use the library extensively through the years. As a former teacher I would often gather supplmental materials from the libraries in Las Vegas and Henderson. As a part-time nanny, I peruse the bookstores to buy books and magazines for my little ones to keep. Everytime I visit one of the children I watch I bring a book for them to read and keep.
manuel from las vegas, NV Spring Valley, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the internet
madelyn from Woodinville, WA king county library, kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books, puuting books on hold, and checking to see when other books i have are due. read books i really enjoy reading but cannot afford to buy books. the library is really helpful because i can get whatever book i need no matter what i am using them for and the library is not too far away from my home.
kay from Redmond, WA Redmond, wa. usa Other: I'm not !! It won't let me search. I have had nothing but problems with the new system. I would rent muy Books on Tape. You have a great list of CD's available. But, with your new system I have not been able to access it. This survey is the most successful I've been on any procedure for months.
Jennifer from Kent, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking to see if books (for homeschooling) I have requested are available. have so many book choices available for me and my children. I use the computer to look for books (and sometimes CDs or movies) to put on hold and then go pick them up. I get materials that I am interested in for learning new things myself, and also to extend learning and pleasure reading for my young children. We would/could not purchase all the titles that we use from the library, so it is a great resource for us!
Jeff from Lafayette, CA Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Lafayette, CA Books and reading: I checked online to see if some of the books I've requested have come in and will stop by this afternoon to return some and pick up others. read as much as I do. My library allows me to request books held by other libraries, both within the County system and more widely - including university libraries and others that I normally wouldn't have access to.
Danielle from Concord, CA Concord, CA Books and reading: Today I checked my online account to see if I had any books due. Yesterday, I put several audio books or radio theatre recordings on hold to preview for an upcoming road trip. have the rich resources available to homeschool my children that I do, or the opportunity to teach them how to gather those resources for themselves. When my children were younger, we walked to the library every Friday pulling our Radio Flyer wagon which contained out "library box." We would return the many books we had checked out the week before and then each of us would gather the books we needed for the week to come. The kids usually chose their books for pleasure and I rounded up books that would support the topics we were learning about at home. As they got older, the children themselves learned how to do this gathering of materials. Now when they want to learn about a topic, they can educate themselves using materials available to them through the treasury that is the library.
Tony from Revere, MA Revere, MA, USA. Revere public library Books and reading: I'm great have a quiet place to think and organize my thoughts!The library is my second home--actually if it was open 24/7 it would most likely be my OFFICIAL home! lol. If it wasnt for the introverted atmosphere and the superfluous amount of entertain books to keep my mind sharp....i would be lost!
Shannon from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Events: I'm searching the library's website for free events. I volunteer as a CASA, which is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a child in the foster care system. The library is a great place to find free events that I can take my CASA child to. feel as connected to my community Las Vegas is a constantly changing city, and most people do not know their neighbors. Going to the library gives me a small-town feeling.
nikki from racine, WI racine wi Other: I'm looking for houseing
Alison from Bellevue, WA SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm enjoying some down time with the kids. read nearly the number of books that I currently enjoy. I wouldn't be trying different genre's and read nearly the number of books that I currently enjoy. I wouldn't be trying different genre's and my children would have the experience of doing "research" when they ask questions and they have to go to the library to get the answers.
Mia from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA and Windmill Library Music, movies and games: Since I am currently unemployed I have found the library to be a great source for no-cost entertainment for my family in the form of movie borrowing. We have saved so much money doing away with rentals and have thoroughly enjoyed their request and deliver to home library service. It has allowed me to find old movies I have enjoyed when I was younger and now share them with my children. be able to save on movies and entertainment for my family/
Renee from Sturtevant, WI acine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm using the computer and checking out books. be reading as much. I have a wider access of reading materials than I could afford to purchase. There is also internet access.
stacey from las vegas, NV las vegas clark county library district, las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm reserving books for our family read aloud times. be a fulfilled person. I LOVE the library. Always reading. Plus i homeschooled this past year and library books were essential in developing my plans as well as executing them. We get books, movies, computer programs, books on tape and more. My kids love exploring all that the libraries offer, too. From doing puzzles to choosing dvd's, there is always something for them to do. Public libraries are among the greatest treasures in America.
nichole from racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Other: I'm getting papers get copies
Robert from Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown, NY, USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the Warner Library web page. I use it to access audiobooks and e-books to download for free, and to read articles from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal from the databases. be employed. I used the public library to research careers, learn basic PC skills, and to prepare resume and letters.
Elisabeth from Woodinville, WA Woodinville, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold to pick up when I have time. Read very much, because books are expensive. I use it extensively in the summer, but not the school year.
J from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm placing holds about the Periodic Table for our homeschooling
Kathy from Durham, NC Durham, NC, USA Southwest Regional Books and reading: I'm chcking to see whether the library carries a book by a local author. be as well read and well-informed. My world would be much smaller. I read books and magazines for information and entertainment. I can check out books before I buy I can check out books that I am curious about but not sure I would like and nothing lost. Sometimes I check out thing I would not choose to buy like DVDs, travel books, kids books, memoirs, just for a different perspective.
Paula from Pittsburgh, PA whitehall public library, pittsburgh, PA Undefined: I'm 'surfing' your catalog, among others, as part of a task force charged with investigating evergreen's OPAC and My Account features. be a very happy person, or in fact, have the job I currently do--librarian I am a library director, and consider the library a vital community asset. It is my privilege to witness on a dailey basis, the role we play, be it small or significant, in the lives of our patrons. Public service is an honor, and I am proud to call myself librarian. I am 'surfing' your catalog, among others, as part of a task force charged with investigating evergreen's OPAC and My Account features.
Gwen from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for araminta spookie books in print and audio 1) have the joy of listening to a great book while commuting. 2) be able to save money and live within my means. 3) have books to discuss with my book groups and family/friends. I love recommending books and wish I could across counties also so that it was easier for others to be able to enjoy or learn what I've been fortunate enough to learn. I use the library at least 1-3 times per week. I am always listening to a book on my drive or while I do work around the house. This gives me something different to think about rather than just sitting and watching TV. But, I also love that I can check out TV
Alexey from Minsk BNTU library, Minsk, Belarus Research and homework: at #ala2011 ne satisfied n/a
Ken from Las Vegas, NV Whitney, Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm using the internet, reading, and borrowing DVDs. have free reading, reference, and DVD materials and easy WIFI access.
Carol from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library Las Vegas NV Books and reading: No detail
Barbara from Renton, WA King County Library System, Fairwood Branch, WA 98058 Books and reading: I'm Barbara Warren
D from Selleck, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm finding eaudio books to download be able to enjoy so many books as I mainly listen to books during my commute and exercise times. Audio books through a service are too expensive. I commute 1.5 hrs a day, exercise 30 minutes a day and listen to books the entire times. There's no buses available to me and treadmills make reading difficult so paper books and ebooks are useless. I also listen while cooking, sunning, and doing any task that doesn't require close attention. If a book isn't available in any form except paper I will read it, but it will take me a couple weeks.
Pat from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Undefined: I'm renewing a book online be reading as much I am older and not into mobile devices, but use the computer a lot and am able to renew books, hold books, look through the online catalog at my own pace. The librarians at Kent are WONDERFUL--friendly and knowledgeable and so helpful when I am in the library. Love having access to recent magazines also. I volunteered with the library Talk Time program for new English learners. Met some great people and had a fun time.
Brooke from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA Books and reading: I'm looking at my account to see if any of my holds are ready for pick up. read new releases I don't buy books--I only use the library to get them.
Rochelle from Las Vegas, NV Spring Valley Library, Las Vegas, NV Work or finding work: I'm Rochelle Learn how to use a computer with private lessons Instruction
Corina from Kent, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm loving to reserve books online instead of reviewing the shelves over and over again to see if they're available. I adore the online option to read summary of books by authors I had previously been unaware of but has made me a fan of many more talented people. have spent as many hours of pleasure as I've been able to since I was laid off. I've always loved to read, and for the first time in decades due to the economy and major company shift, I couldn't afford to buy the books I wanted to read. The library offers me a chance to still find enjoyment without costing me a dime (since I don't have many left)! Thank you.
Randi from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library for electronic books, kids books and travel books. be able to read as many books.
sherry from las vegas, NV Spring valley library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I am a teacher and avid reader. Over the years, I have requested sets of books for literature circles, used the private study rooms to work on my Master's thesis, and read a trillion books for fun! I would give up my credit cards before giving up my library card! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! be able to afford to read! As an elementary school teacher, I extoll the virtues of the library at every opportunity. I honestly tell my students that I go to the library every week and hope to see them there. When I do run into one of them, the look on their face is always priceless!
Nanci from Brunswick, GA College of Coastal Georgia, 3700 Altama Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520-3632, USA Research and homework: I'm searching for books and articals for hinf not be able to accurately and successfully complete my term papers and or homework. The library is and has always been central to my life. Here I am able to travel and explore places I some day plan to visit. It's the place where I'm teaching my son to read and imagine the possiblities he have at his beck and call with hard work and determination.
Nancy from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking/sending emails on my computer. Read as many books
Melanie from Lake Charles, LA Carnegie Public Library, Lake Charles, LA Books and reading: At this time, I am using the library to have my 2 girls participate in the summer reading program. get to read as much as I'd like. Books are expensive and take up lots of space. Libraries introduced me to the value of them as a young child. My mom, who was a single parent, took me to the library every summer to enroll in the summer reading program, and I am doing the same with my children today.
l from littleton, CO Highlands Ranch, CO, USA Books and reading: I'm reading Rotten Tomatoes reviews of DVD's before I decide to check them out. Especially lucky days where someone else might be waiting for them. Wish I could do this downstairs instead of coming upstairs for internet access Husband and I are retired. Come every Saturday as part of our errands running. Love Highlands Ranch library--the best run, well-stocked library I've ever encountered. Great Staff--helpful and give good ideas for books, music, dvds
Kim from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm logging into the library website to renew some books and request some books to be put on hold. read all the books that I love! It supplies the books I use for my parenting book blog - www. parentingbookbybook.blogspot.com I wrote about my love for the library in my blog - http://parentingbookbybook.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-41-book-41-how-to-get-your-child.html?utm_source=BP_recent
David from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for kindel downloads I we would not be able to read as much due to the cost of books, A great service to me and our 4 kids! Saves me money and affords all of us to grow and understand the ever changing world we live in,not mention dreaming of what WE can do in life. Also helps us to bond over a book by sharing ones insights with each other!
JJ from Baltimore, MD The SEED School of Maryland Library Books and reading: I am the school librarian at the SEED School of Maryland. We are the nation's only public college prep boarding school for disadvantaged students. We are located in Baltimore. We accept students throughout the entire state of Maryland. Our school library is quickly becoming the heartbeat of our campus. Students love spending time in the library and I love spending time with our students. J.J. Huff Librarian The SEED School of Maryland Library have a professional purpose and something that fulfills my personal passion.
Jennifer from Emporia, KS William Allen White Library, Emporia, Kansas Undefined: I'm at the ALA convention.
Jasmine from Baton Rouge, LA John B. Cade Library, Baton Rouge, LA Books and reading: I am checking out books to read and researching a paper. have resources to finish my homework I most often use the library to finish papers, specifically by checking out book and through JSTOR.
Heidi from Shoreline, WA King County Library Richmond Beach branch, Shoreline, WA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold and reading book reviews. be able to read as many books I read about 8-10 books a month. I don't have enough room to store all of these books. So, I borrow them from the library. I'll also read things I'm not quite sure about if I borrow it. I don't like to buy books unless I want to keep them.
Dan from Edmonds, WA Richmond Beach, Shoreline, WA 98177, USA Books and reading: I'm Dan Sato, a high school English teacher in the Shoreline SD. have bought a Nook for my daughter, would not have been able to give my students a lot of materials, essays, articles, etc., would not have a really big music collection. I visit the library 3 or 4 times a week to pick up books, DVDs, CDs, and now e-books. It has been an integral part of my life since I moved back to this state in 1993. I remember when KCLS used to mail you your books and CDs! I love KCLS!
melvina from las vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I go to the library once a week and assess what is displayed and then I select novels, biographies, etc. I also obtain music cds. I look for medical/nursing journals. I read current magazines in the library. I also take the weekly newspapers/magazines (free. read as many current new books.
Lisa from Fall City, WA Fall City, WA 98024, USA Kids: I'm reading library contest info have access to very much at all. would not have a safe quiet place to go our family is very poor, and homeless. we shuffle around alot, and it is hard to find a safe, quiet place to read, research things, life and the world using books and the internet.
Toshia from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the online system to see if a book I put on hold is ready to be picked up. read current books I do not want to buy books that I will only read once.
Susanne from Grass Lake, MI Jackson District Library, Grass Lake Branch Books and reading: I'm Susanne Weible from Grass Lake, Michigan. I love NOLA :) have a life, education or job.
Michele from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Branch, Las Vegas Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV Music, movies and games: I'm a bus driver who unfortunately must spend an additional 40 minutes a day driving to and from work. Because I'm either talking with or playing the radio for my students @ the beginning and end of my day, the radio is NOT what I want to hear. BUT a good book is EXTREMELY relaxing and the audio books that I get from the library FIT THE BILL!!! Additionally, if I want music, they have the kind that I like--R@B, Jazz, mello sounds. be able to read all the many books or varied authors I have.
Olga from Bellevue, WA Bellevy Other: I'm using the computer and printers be able to have access to computer, internet and printer
adam from franksville, WI Racine, WI, USA Other: I'm working on my house
Treya from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm going to download an audiobook Get audiobooks to listen to on my walks
Victoria from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Other: I'm looking for books to keep my mind in motion Be able to read reacent books, Take my children to get educational sources I have always been a reader I love almost every type of books there are. Since the day my children were born I have read to them. They go to the library for all the programs that they have had.
Carol from Burien, WA Burien, WA 98166, USA Other: I'm using the computer and picking up a book be able to get onto the Internet and also be able to read a lot of the books I am able to borrow I feel it is helpful to keep in touch through the Internet and also books with what is happening in the community and in the world. It opens up avenues otherwise unavailable. I am particularly pleased with the special programs offered for children as I have 5 grandchildren (pre-school through 8th grade) that are able to use these special incentives as well. I am very pleased with the reading contests offered for the children as well.
josie from racine, WI racine pulic racine wi Socializing and networking: I'm using internet
Joyce from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library Las Vegas, NV Music, movies and games: I'm looking for books that have been nominated for the Orange Prize for fiction. I also use the library for my book club, for fiction in general and for non fiction that has been featured on Book Talk on TV. be able to read all the books I want or have a book club to attend or see favorite authors when they come to speak. Alison Bechdel and Dennis Lehane both came to town to promote new books, which I bought. I also bought some of their other books. They were very inspiring, for different reasons, and opened up a whole new world of reading for me which I then went on to share with family, friends and computer acquaintances. My book club also meets at the local library, and through it I've met other members of the community who share my interests.
Shauntele from Racine, WI Racine Public Library Racine Wi. Research and homework: I'm looking for material on coping skills have access to the internet Very helpful in research.
Katie from Columbus, WI Columbus, WI 53925, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book for my daughter. Not have the pleasure of reading all the books I want or enjoying all the movies I want. Reading is breathing to me I can't live without them.
Ben from Bellevue, WA Newport, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Ben Eggertsen I would not read as much. I love reading. Buying books or using a Kindle type device is okay but not affordable for the number of books I like to read.
James from Racine, WI Racine Public Library. Racine,WI. Socializing and networking: I'm surfing the net. Not applicable. Just came to make photocopies using computers to waste time.
KAY from AGAWAM, MA Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA Music, movies and games: I'm checking my library account to see what is waiting for me to pick up...music or books. be able to read books or enjoy music I can no longer afford to buy books so the library is my life line.
Beverly from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I love going to my library. It is my second home. I use my library to check out the countless books that I want to read. They always have them available and if they don't, then they get it from another library and put it on hold for me. be able to read as many books as I'd love to. It gives me the chance of reading everything I want to read without going broke. Ever since I was a small, young girl, my dad would always take me and my siblings to the library. He wanted for us to share his love of reading and so we would go every month and check out whatever book would interest us. I was proficient in reading in first grade without ever having read the book that was assigned to us and the teachers were always surprised. I was also reading ninth grade level books by the time I was in fourth grade. In middle school, I would go to the library during lunch so that I could check out some books by Margaret Peterson Haddix [she was my favorite author at the time] and I would try hard to stuff them all in my backpack. Eventually, though, I became the type of person who said "I don't read; books suck.". It just wasn't cool to be seen hauling a backpack full of books. Then, in eleventh grade, my friends and I started hanging out in the library because it was quieter than the cafeteria. Being surrounded by all those books brought back the memories of when I used to always have a book around for me to just pick up and read. I started to look around and I fell in love all over again [with The Mortal Instruments in particular]. It has been two years since that happened and since then I've read over two hundred books. I see that as an accomplishment and I no longer care if it's cool or not because I like reading and it makes me happy. I even made a book club in my school library with my friends. It's even gotten to the point that for Christmas and my birthday all I ask for is books. My mom even gets annoyed sometimes because every time we pass the library or a bookstore, I stare at them longingly until I finally beg her to buy me a book. It's a wonderful thing, reading, and now I look back to that dark time in my life and I wonder, why did I ever stop reading? I'm glad that the library is around so that I can go whenever I want and just check out any book. Without it, I don't know what I'd be doing in my free time [and even when I should be doing something else ha].
Christiane from Bellevue, WA Library Connection at Crossroads Bellevue, WA 98008, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting books for my own education as a teacher, and evaluating textbooks to perhaps use with my classes be able to afford all the reading I do, for pleasure and self-education, as well as teaching/tutoring others Reading is a huge pastime of mine; I've always loved reading. While there are several books I've loved enough to buy, mostly I appreciate being able to sample or read a book without commitment, usually with a generous lending period so I can finish it.
Lynn from Federal Way, WA Federal Way, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading eBooks have audiobooks and be able to deal with my chronic pain condition I have a chronic pain condition, and audiobooks distract me while I am doing chores. It also helps me rest...since it makes me so tired I can't even sit up to read, but I'm not sleepy...so I lie down and listen to a book. :)
Samantha from renton, WA Fairwood, WA 98058, USA Books and reading: I'm Samantha Oakes be able to survive, I use it to meet people. Check out new books and get help I read a review online for a book by an author I had heard about at the library. After checking it out I fell in love with the author's word play and plot devices. I was reading at my school when someone approached me asking if I enjoyed that author. That person is now one of my best friends and it's all thanks to the library.
Victoria from Auburn, WA KCLS Music, movies and games: I'm looking for DVD's have access to books
Leda from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Programs and classes: I'm looking for exercise videos have access to updated health information I have a young daughter and it's hard for me to work out in classes or at the gym. At the library I find a great variety of exercise videos, including some for children that we can do together. She loves them, and I love the fact that she can exercise at home on rainy days, or when I'm busy.
Christine from Burien, WA Burien, Washington, USA Music, movies and games: I'm placing dvds on hold from a remote location. I love that the King County Library System is accessible from a non-library location. I REALLY loved the book cover walking tour.. where I discovered about 60 authors that I had not ever heard of. be able to check out (figuratively and literally) books, movies and other events happening in my neighborhood/community. Oh my goodness.. I have been loving and using libraries since I was 4 years old.. I am now 42. The library plays a HUGE role in my life. I am in the library at least 3 days per week.. I use them to check email through computer use, search for books that I want to read and place them on hold until I am ready to check them out. I am usually reading about 4 books at the same time. I love it that I can check out movies on DVD for free, and have a quiet place to indulge in my absolute favourite pastime.. reading. The library in Burien, Washington is always busy. I love it that the community I live in has such a beautiful library to use, and that everyone is welcome. I am appalled that there is even a glimmer of a thought of closing down a library.. as they are vital to encouraging people to read, especially children. I love it that King County brought many city libraries into their system.. saving them from destruction.
Lindsey from Kirkland, WA Kirkland public library, Kirkland, WA Books and reading: I'm Lindsey Be able to read as many books. It's nice that you just have to borrow books in a library, instead of buy a book each time. That way I can save money. Plus it's easy to search the catalog online and see what other kinds of interesting books I should read, as I look over the book descriptions.
MaryEllen from Las Vegas, NV las vegas Books and reading: I'm looking for a book be able to read so many books I am retired. Limited money. It's great to be able to read all that I want at no cost. I use my library and check out books every week.
Stephanie from Maple Valley, WA Maple Valley branch, Maple Valley, Wa Books and reading: I'm reserving books for myself and my husband. be able to enjoy so many books, fiction as well as craft Reading has always been a big part of my life. As income gets more limited choices have to be made. If the library wasn't available I would not be able to enjoy the diverse reading i do. Also when my computer was non functional I was able to get material ready at the library which i needed to send for a magazine submittal. I love my library and feel it is a huge asset to the community!
Susan from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm returning one book and one tape, and checking out another book. read! I am retired and cannot afford to buy many books. I am not interested in best sellers, but rather classics and books I hear about on NPR. The library is the only place I can get access to these books.
Sheila from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm looking for books on polymer clay for my daughter and illustrated Greek myths for my son.
Carol from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: Since I've discovered online requests for library books, I now have a library queue that is almost as long as my Netflix queue. Service is excellent -- although beware, you will sometimes get more books that you can read all at once. read as much, because it would be far too expensive.
Barbara from Longmeadow, MA Springfield, MA, USA Kids: Borrow books, children story hour with grandchildren, be able to offer my granddchildren such rich reading experiences. We babysit our grandchildren and were looking for a program that would offer them socialization and reading experience, The Springfield Child Development program was offering a play group at the Springfield Central Library which was a 2 hour program and the child was superivsed by professionals. The parents were not able to enter the room. This helped our granddaughter to feel comfortable in a classroom enviornment and interact with other children while we searched the book shelves for books she would enjoy. She loves the ibrary.
Joe from las vegas, NV Sahara West Library, Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I'm looking for a book that was reviewed on Fresh Air by Terry Gross on NPR enjoy life as much. Reading and learning are lifetime joys. Librarians and some of the fellow readers are friends that bring a social life that adds pleasure to the experience.
Brigid from Ravensdale, WA Maple Valley, WA Books and reading: I'm getting books to listen to in my car to and from work. be able to read nearly so much. I routinely check out books either in hard back form, or on c.d. to listen to in my car. I can't afford to purchse books, so this helps me continue my reading. I have a long commute, and listening to a book helps me be a happier driver.
Elaine from Kansas City, MO King County Library (Pacific-Algona) Books and reading: I'm checking to see if the book I placed on hold is ordered yet be able to read as much while at my internship
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI USA Books and reading: I'm accessing the internet and getting some books. it would make life harder --getting information, etc. It allows me to access the internet to check my e-mails. The amount of reading I can do is not limited to how many books that can be purchased.
Marla from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books for my enjoyment. First I put books I'm interested in on hold. Be able to read all the books I want Being out of a job, and being an avid reader, it is difficult to purchase books. Also, borrowing the books gives me more shelf space. If I then wish to purchase the book, I can.
adrian from miramar, FL miramar Books and reading: I'm looking for school summer reading lists be as happy, do child's homework, enjoy literature, enjoy childrens programs, find out about community events
Jim from Issaquah, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm researching interesting math problems to use as the basis for a geocaching puzzle. research so much... I frequently use the electronic hold system and, to a lesser degree, inter-library loan to find interesting learning material.
Priyanka from Las Vegas, NV Whitney Library : Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm Priyanka be able to read the books that i want to read/ The role of the library in my life is very important because it allows me to read books free of charge [ unless they're late ] and it gives me something to do over the summer. Reading books is a great thing, you increase your vocabulary and your imagination grows.
Danielle from Black Diamond, WA Black Diamond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Danielle Thomas Have read so many books as I have. The library allows me access to books I would never have read before.
Karen from Vashon, WA King County Library, Washington Books and reading: I'm checking my holds. b able to get the books I need and/or want.
Tom from Shoreline, WA Richmond Beach, Shoreline, WA 98177, USA Books and reading: I'm Tom Read nearly as many books. The Richmond Beach Library is walking distance from our house, and adjacent to a small park. It is a meeting place for our kids, a focal point in our community and a big part of what makes our community special.
Diane from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm using the library to do research for college papers Do as well in college I enjoy taking children to the library, for storytime, books and the understanding of "quiet time".
Jane from Mesquite, NV Mesquite Public Library, Mesquite, Nevada 89027 Books and reading: I'm checking my "Request Title" account and looking for novels by Henning Mankell I haven't read. "The Grave" may not have been translated from the Swedish or goes under another name. have as many options for reading and/or listening to books. I check out actual books and some videos. I also download e-books for a Sony e-reader and e-audio novels onto an MP3 player.
George from Normandy park, WA Des Moines,wa Books and reading: I'm checking to see the status of the books I have checked out, and to see if any any of the books I ordered are ready for pick up. able to access the books I like to read. Also the library computer is a real plus for genealogy research. the staff at the Des Moines are very friendly and knowledgeable. it is a pleasure to visit the library because of the atmosphere they create.
Sara from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm requesting a new book that is unavailable to me until 179 patrons read it first. have varied background knowledge on many topics. Last summer my son had assigned summer reading about European history. I scoured the library to find many wonderful books on the same topics (WWI, Marie Antoinette, British monarchy)and enjoyed the topics more than my son. I am a biography and history reader, and though I read e-books as often as paper books, I still enjoy browsing the stacks! Las Vegas has a low percentage of educated residents but a top rate library system. My family and I visit at least weekly. We enjoy the near proximity of many branches. Within the last 6 weeks I have been to four branches to look for materials, attend a recital, and attend a musical by a local theatre company. Obviously I could go on and on about libraries and how vital they are. I will share just one more item: Online databases have revolutionized school research projects. I went to college with a typewriter and the university library's card catalog took up most of one floor. I help my children search thousands of pages from home through the library's extensive online collection.
Heather from Grand Junction, CO Central Dr, Grand Junction, CO 81506, USA Kids: I'm committed to the childrens story time. I love it, and we make it part of of weekly schedule. I'm passionate about my kids reading!!!! have such a great teaching experience with my kids. I read books that I would not otherwise read to my kids. Checking out new books at the library is something we all look forward to. Great exploring with them.
Donald from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library,West Sahara Branch, Las Vegas NV USA Music, movies and games: I am checking on my requests for books and the tv show supernatural season 2. be able to watch as many movies nor read as many books plays a small but important role. Some entertainment that is free. Movies, books, anime.
Kathy from Issaquah, WA KCLS Sammamish, WA Books and reading: I'm searching for books I've read about in the Seattle Times have access to all the wonderful and magical publications, music, and PBS specials (that I've missed). I depend on the library and the great staff for books and recordings for myself, my husband, and my grandchildren. I also hope to inspire a love of libraries in my grandchildren. I'm often able to find an obscure publication or recording at the library (or get it on an interlibrary loan).
Amy from Seattle, WA Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I keep a file of books, music, movies to check out at the library, and tonight I am going through the file to see if my library has lately received any of these items. gain knowledge about hundreds of little things that might matter only to me. I am a new teacher, getting out of debt, living paycheck-to-paycheck. It is as exciting to go to the library as it was when I was four years old. Libraries sustain my rich inner life. Sometimes, going to the library makes me anxious because it is impossible that I will ever read every book that looks like a good pick.
Christian from Westfield, MA Westfield, MA Books and reading: I'm looking for a specific book. be able to get information easily. Libraries provide free information to everyone. They represent what America is: a place where anyone is free to learn, research, and share information.
Michelle from Kirkland, WA Kingsgate Library, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for a book; placed a hold Read nearly as many books I have used the library to check out many books over the years. Once my kids came along, the volume of book check-outs increased to include ones for them. Now they each (ages 7
Nate from Highlands Ranch, CO Douglas County,Colarado Other: I'm using this library as a homework place and a playing-games place Be able to borrow dvd's and books
Janine from Burien, WA Boulevard Park, Burien, WA 98168, USA Work or finding work: I'm renewing library materials on-line. I've checked out some motivational tapes to get my inspired for my job search. be able to afford to read and watch DVD's regularly. All my family depends on the library! Visiting the library is my most common fun get-away. It's the only fun escape I have that doesn't cost money. We are so financially strapped right now the library is a critical resource for all my family. We also need it to access the Internet and print when necessary. We don't have a working printer at home.
Dustin from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm a music lover. There isn't a style of music I don't like. the library allows me to find what I like and I can put the music on my mp3 player and have it with me every where I go and I don't have to worry if I have the money to buy a new c.d have the access to free music. I love music and I would love to have all the music I like and the library allows me to have the music I love
Antoinette from Blaine, WA Blaine, WA Other: I'm renewing a book
Beautiful from Issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm researching parenting books for step kids have the memories of summers with my grandfather!
brian from grand junction, CO Grand Junction, CO 81501, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books that are about si-fi, I have been rerading for a very long time and it is getting hard to find a really good book that has that magic that catches you and transports you out of your self, situation, problems and fears of this world for a few hours or day's read i am a disabled person
Dani from Redmond, WA King County Library, Redmond, WA Books and reading: I'm Dani. read as much as I do now. Libraries are such an important part of a community. I have fond memories of my mom taking us to the Phoenix, AZ library as a young girl. I'd get to choose the books I wanted and that was such fun. Then I'd start reading them in the car on the drive home. I spent many evenings in the library during my Junior High and High School years for researching, and it was also a meeting place for some of us kids in a very small Oregon town. I love my library to this day and am grateful we have a wonderful library system where I live now. I still check out many books and CDs (I was at our library on Monday night) and am a volunteer for our library foundation.
Daniela from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107, USA Kids: I'm using the library to get my kids books to read,and for myself. I also use the library for there programs. They are really great for my kids. I learn from them too. Have a place to take my kids to get books or movies. I dont have much money to buy books or movies. It makes better for me to borrow the items.
Susan from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm working on my degree program. Funny thing though, each time I use the library to find a course book, I ultimately discover at least two other books of interest to read and enjoy. know how to do algebra, keep my mind focused, and learn, learn, learn! I believe in self-help programs. I also use my library to get books that will help me understand the college courses I take, i.e. algebra. More than that, is the ability that libraries give us to learn and enrich our lives on any topic we desire to learn about from music to philosophy to sports. As I watch the children from local schools decide which book to take out, I get excited because they are learning and reading!
Karime from Las Vegas, NV 5 E Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm wondering if there is going to be a book club at the Windmill library location ... enjoy so many books :)
Shae from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm taking advantage of all the cool stuff my library has, like books (paper, audio and electronic), free music downloads and more! be able to read all of the books I want! Books, movie and music are an integral part of my life. But with books costing eight dollars and up just for a paperback, buying all the books I want to read just isn't feasible. But with the library, I can read all the books I want and it doesn't cost me anything out of pocket (just my tax dollars hard at work!) My library even lets me set up a queue to request books then emails me when they are ready to be picked up. And they offer me electronic books, free music downloads, movies, and more. I even was able to use my library to access Heritage web and other genealogy sites to find out my family tree! My library is a fantastic resource for information, entertainment and more!
Bee from Forest View, IL Stickney Forest View Public Library, Stickney, Illinois, 60402 Other: I'm prinint coupons! be saving so much money today. I;m here printing coupons for baby formula - I also bring my kiddo here for a great babay reading program (parents do the reading!).
Ann from Agawamfe, MA Agawam public library Kids: I'm checking on registration for summer programs have access to the chiildrens summer programs offered at the town library the childrens programs during the summer has helped my grandson socially as well as academically. Children are treated with respect and with undivided attention by the wonderful Librarians in the childrens dept. I believe the library summer programs have had a positive effect on his learning in school and has helped instill a love of learning more importantly.
julie from duvall, WA Duvall, WA 98019, USA Books and reading: I'm browsing for e-books be able to borrow books - i would have to purchase them... moved to duvall in 1978 - the tiny library at that time was only open a few hours a week (thank you ruth!!!) i purchased 3-5 books a week - watched the library grow, add on
Mark from Feeding Hills, MA Agawam Library, Agawam, MA Music, movies and games: I'm using it extensively. I get new books when they become available. I find CDs of lesser known songs. I also find the Interlibrary Loan program an excellent way to get things that aren't easily available. be able to find CDs of songs that aren't available without membership to online sites. The interlibrary loan program allowed me to find some rare early books by Dean Koontz that the Agawam Library was able to get from other states like Michigan and Texas!
Lindsay from Sunnyside, NY Sunnyside, NY, USA Books and reading: I'm reading, charging my Blackberry, and cooling off in the only place in my neighborhood where you can do all of those things for free. I saw my neighbors using the library in an unbelievable number of ways. They were picking up books for their kids, doing research, looking for jobs, using the internet, quietly reading, and more, all in a free, air conditioned environment. I marveled, as I was looking around, that one tiny library could play so many roles in a community.
Debbie from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm submitting a book review for a summer reading program. read as many books.
Ann from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills - Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for all the new "good" summer reads and making a list of all the books I want to read this summer. Checking out all my favorite authors and finding new ones to explore be able to read because books are so expensive to buy I'm loving the variety of new
Jackson from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm using my library to catch up on my reading list! be able to stay caught up on my favorite authors and series'.
Katie from Shoreline, WA Shoreline Kids: I'm Diana have free books to read. We have a summer reading program in our family. thirty minutes a day.
S from REDMOND, WA BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON Research and homework: I'm TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN BE AT A LOSS I USE THE KCLS LIBRARY SYSTEM ITS THE BEST...
Richard from Las Vegas, NV Spring Valley Library, Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I'm seeking knowledge and recreation. Relef from stress and trying to better myself. be able to read books. I can't afford to buy all the books I love reading.
Amanda from Pacific, WA Pacific Ave S, Pacific, WA 98047, USA Other: I usually check out fiction books and things. I also use the online catalog to place holds on books that are in a series I'm reading or I place holds on CDs that I want to use. read as much I used to absolutely hate reading because my old library had no interesting books and they didn't check out CDs or movies. I just hated the library because they didn't have many choices. But now I go to the King County libraries, and there are so many choices. It's also really easy to use since I can go there in pesron or look at the catalog online.
Loveda from Henderson, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: Looking on line to see if you have my book for one of the book clubs I am involved in and looking to see what DVD movies on my list are ready for pickup. be able to read all the books selected from the two book clubs I belong to or see all the most recent DVD movies I have been getting my two bookclub selected books and DVD movies from the library for the last 2 years saving myself money in book purchases, DVD rentals, and late fees from outside entities. This enabled me to create and award a college scholarship this year with my savings to a deserving college bound student. Thank you Clark County Library District. Loveda
Lindsay from New York, NY Sunnyside, Queens, NY Books and reading: I'm reading, keeping cool, charging my Blackberry, and meeting my neighbors, in all their variety. have a free place to read I'm out of the office for the day, and this is the only indoor space near me where I can sit in air conditioned comfort and read for free for as long as I like. I'm here with a microcosm of New York - kids, seniors, young people, families - who are going about their widely varied business - looking for jobs, reading the paper, playing on the internet, reading, and a lot more. (In the case of some of the poorly supervised kids, that includes some running around and rather more noise than might be strictly appropriate...) It's a little mini-Queens; it's great.
Christine from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Kids: I'm renewing a book online, and will return another in person later this evening. I also plan to spend time with my Little Sister hanging out in the childrens area. ...have anywhere free to hang out with my Little of Big Brothers Big Sisters after 5 pm on weekdays. As it is, it would be great if the library stayed open until 8! they provide valuable community meeting places, although it is somewhat discerning to try to find a parking spot on DUI victims impact panel night. That is in addition to the traditional function of providing resources for the community.
Casey from Federal Way, WA Des Moines, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm getting books for myself and children to start off summer reading fun. be able to pass on the joy of reading to our children. Like many families today our budget is tight and we mostly just have room for the essentials. So if it were not for the local library we wouldn't be able to let our children explore and find their own taste in literature. We wouldn't be able to make researching for that school assignment a fun expedition or get a movie for family movie night. Over half of our entertainment comes from our local library and our summer revolves around the activities it provides. Our family would be lost without our local library.
Adriana from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm returning some wine DVD's and books that have helped me instruct myself to prepare for a new job: Manager at a Spanish tapas restaurant with nearly 300 wines. I also used the internet. Have access to all the foreign language books and media (Spanish and Italian) I so much like to read. I just moved back to Las Vegas a month ago and am here for a couple of years. I had been living in the south Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Oaxaca. I was renting and operating a beach-front Italian restaurant, bar
William from Russellville, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA Research and homework: I'm looking up sailboats online Be as knowledgable about the world as I am. As I do not have internet access at home, I depend on the library for the internet and the many nonfictional books to stay informed
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI Books and reading: I'm using the internet and checking on books.
Rachael from Duvall, WA Woodinville, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Rachael read The library is the only way that i can get a hold of books.
Amy from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm looking for a book about postpartum care for my doula training. have had such wonderful childhood adventures. I can't imagine not having access to a library. As a child I can remember long, lazy summers of reading. My Grandmother would take us to the library to get stacks of books. Yes, we played outside but there was something wonderful about knowing there was a good book waiting for you in the cool house. When I was older I'd take myself to the library, find a corner and sit there for hours sifting through books. We move around a lot and one of the first things I've always done when in a new place is to find the library and get my library card. I now have three kids. We spend about one day a week in the library. We homeschool and I'm training to be a doula so we rely on a lot on the library. Sure, the internet provides resources as well, but it just isn't quite the same. There is still nothing that compares to bringing home a stack of library books on a hot summer's day and hiding out for awhile as you escape into a story.
Bob from Maple Valley, WA King County Library - Maple Valley Branch, Maple Valley, WA Other: I'm renewing a checked-out item. Read as much as I do, pursue interests with so much enthusiasm. I'm a retired field biologist but I still study various habitats on my own. The library is my source for various field guides and some scientific papers and other reference materials. The library is my source for novels and I'm really thankful for the LP versions!
Alija from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books and reading them at home or in the library. I like how you have made it very comfortable to read. have much of a variety of books to read. I am able to read a big variety of books and not have to pay for them!
john from revere, MA revere public library,revere,mass Work or finding work: I'm john
Joe from Normandy Park, WA Des Moines, WA Books and reading: I'm reserving books at my local branch. Read the wide range of books that I read each week.
Beth from Renton, WA Renton Library, Renton WA Books and reading: I'm looking for children's books by authors from around the world. My 4rth grader and I are doing a challenge to read books by authors around the world, and it's turning out harder than we thought. We like to read picture books together, and we can find lots that are set in different countries, but finding ones written BY authors from those countries is proving harder. I asked a reference librarian at the Renton Library, and she found the Marsh Award for children's literature translated into English. Now I'm looking up the titles of the winners to see if anything is at the library that looks right for us. be able to read all these picture books with my family. I'm a constant reader, and I love including my kids. I sometimes do reading challenges, and this is one explicitly set up to share with your kids (http://bookdads.com/news/reading-challenge-read-around-the-world/). But we were having trouble finding foreign authors, so today at our weekly visit to our community library I asked the reference librarian for help. Now I'm following up her advice by checking the catalog from home.
Lauren from Auburn, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Lauren have my lifeline, I LOVE to Read The Role they play is all information/Books is for use
S from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking due dates on books and videos be reading as much Libraries allow for you to read an author/genre that you would noramally not without having to purchase the book.
Praveena from Bothell, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books from the hold shelf be able to read interesting books to my child
Michael from Kent, WA King County Library System, Fairwood Branch, Renton, WA Work or finding work: I'm reading work-related educational materials. have access to work-related educational materials, at very low cost. I'm reading training material related to my work, computer database development. Instead of buying each book for $50 , I can access this information at home--all for free! Well, except for the taxes I pay every year to help fund the library. What a neat way to spend money.
g from burien, WA Burien, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm graham read books very big part to keep my brain active.
Rob from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, Las Vegas NV Books and reading: I'm using the library to borrow books to read. Also borrow CD's and listen to them. Once in a while I'll even get a DVD. read as many books as I do. The very first thing I do when I move to a new town is get a library card.I have been frequenting libraries almost my entire life and I'm 59 years old.
Sheri from Des Moines, WA King County Library System website Books and reading: I'm checking due dates of items I have checked out, and also seeing whether any of the things I have on hold have come in yet. have so many options to read, watch and listen to.
Christine from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm working on a research project for my masters.
Mary from Laughlin, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, 2840 Needles Hwy, Laughlin, NV 89029-1230, USA Books and reading: I'm going to request 2 books that I read about in a magazine be as well read or entertained I always have at least 8 library items checked out at any one time, I usually have 12 to 15 items on request at all times. I physically visit the library once a week at least.
Traci from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm am doing college homework be able to do my online education I recently lost the use of the home based internet. I am currently enrolled ina na onlin e course and needed the internet for my studies. I am grateful for the library internet system. Only wish we were not limited to (2) hours a day, but I understand the need for limitations.
Cathy from Renton, WA Renton Highlands, Renton WA Books and reading: I'm Cathy read as much due to cost of new books Due to recent finanacial strains new books, unfortunately, can be easily cut from the family budget.
Paula from Las Vegas, NV Flaming -Clark County LIbrary, Las Vegas, NV Undefined: I'm going to the library some time this week to get a CD of a play I'm doing for a showcase. be able to find the events I like and the one WIZARD OF OZ I ushered for. I'm an actress/writer as well as comic and ventriloquist and have frequented libraries since the age of ten for many reasons. In a library in Pennsylvania, my now deceased husband found a book on how to build a puppet and one on teaching ventriloquism, since I was teaching a class. When Paul became a photographer, he took out a book on photography, and his first wedding, which led to his occupation, was a success. I've found many plays and monologues. In Jacksonville, Fla. I read a notice about a book
diana from revere, MA revere public library, revere, massachusetts Socializing and networking: I'm good
Kevin from Issaaquah, WA King county Library Sysem, King County, WA Music, movies and games: I'm putting DVDs on hold have many books to read KCLS is the best source for large-print books.
Lin from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas NV Work or finding work: I'm using the one-hour computer today to find a job, and then I am going to use the quiet tables to do some accounting work I need to do for unemployment. May also check out another "how to find a job" book. Thanks for being here for me at this time of need. My computer was stolen, and I deeply appreciate using the public computers' access to the internet. be able to use a computer.
Mary E. from racine, WI racinepubliclibraryracinewi Socializing and networking: I'm here to try and send out a couple of emails. beabletoreasdearcpapersorfondwhat I'mlookinffor The library is a great place to be able to find all kinds if information that you might need in a paper or finding newa around the country
Cheryl from las vegas, NV Rainbow Library in Las Vegas, NV Events: I love the free literature the Rainbow library in Las Vegas carries. I am an avid reader. I love fiction books and easy read. the library is a way to expose children and adults to all sorts of things. Read as much as I do the library offer special events and performances for free. Adds to community expansion.
Lahana from Hunters, WA Hunters, WA, USA Events: Friends of the Library (FOL) and Book Club Read nearly as many books. I cannot afford to purchase all the books I'm interested in. The library is a place I visit every week. Joined the FOL, and a book club. For our very small community, it is a vital service, which we all cherish.
Betty from Woodinville, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm Betty Hagy read the diversity of books or quantity I now read I am a lifetime reader. I now belong to two book clubs, plus an on-line book club. IAlthough I do buy a number of books that are mostly new releases, I do not enjoy sifting through used bookstores to find older books. This is primarily what I use the excellent King County Library system for.
scott from federal way, WA Federal Way, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm at work
Bailey from Kent, WA Kent Regional Library, Kent, WA Books and reading: I'm placing holds on YA books, finding new music, and using the internet. have become the amazing nerd I am today! Look, I've been a bookworm since I was born, and being a college student doesn't mean that books will get less expensive just to fuel my obsession. The library has helped me study and take breaks from class, keep my spending in check, and sometimes teach me more about my own community than any anthropology class could.
Henrietta from Woodinville, WA Woodinville, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm browsing for ebooks be able to read casual books; research using consumer reports I get "junk books" from the library - the books I read to pass the time on airplanes, eg. Also the occasional research for Consumer Reports, Checkbook, etc
Michael from Laughlin, NV Laughlin, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm dropping off a couple of books I've finished and, hopefully, picking up a book in a series I'm reading. have access to the books I love... I live in a small community (7K people), our library is the center of community life. Our library is part of a large city library so we have access to a very large collection of books. Our librarian is quite knowledgable of our community and brings us events and interesting people. I participate in our Friends of the Library and in our Book Group.
Jean A from 1161 nw 101ave, FL Tth New-York Public library. Research and homework: Display different pictures,magazine having foundation as the base of creation rather creation itself. probably seat back ignoring the rest of us. Copping,accomodating.There can not be no better words.
Jina from Maple Valley, WA Maple Valley, WA Books and reading: I'm browsing for books and placing holds online. be able to enjoy listening to books on cd to break up the monotony of my twice-daily, hour-long commute. I love that I can log on and quickly access the King County Library System online, search for books, movies and cd's, and place holds on them. I love that KCLS emails me when my holds are in. And I love that I can drop in, grab my items off the hold shelf, and be on my way in a matter of minutes. And the best part is, it's absolutely free entertainment! That's very important to me in this economy especially. I work a full time and a part time job, and having the library so accessible is very convenient for me. I would not have time to actually go in to the library and search the shelves. I bet there are a lot of folks out there that don't realize the library is "caught up" to modern day fast pace living, and that there's easily accessible free entertainment available with a few clicks of the mouse.
Brandon from Henderson, NV las vegas Books and reading: I'm using the library to request and borrow my DVDs and books. I've been borrowing DVDs and books prior to the recession. It's really kept my entertainment costs to a minimum, plus I don't have a collection of movies and books that I won't watch or read again collecting dust on my shelves. keep updated on my movies and books. I work a lot, so I don't have time to go to the movies. Borrowing them from the library helps me see the latest movies once they are released on DVD.
Deanne from Kirkland, WA King County Library System, Kirkland, WA Music, movies and games: I'm checking account status and looking for jazz cd's read as many books, watch as many DVD's, listen to music CD's to find out if I want to buy them. I visit the library in person every week (and do volunteer work with k-12 homework program). I also access it on-line about once a week. It is an important asset as I can check out items that may or may not initially appeal to me, allowing me to expand interests. I think libraries are a great value for the community.
evelyn from Southbridge, MA Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, MA Programs and classes: I'm
Victoria from Auburn, WA kcls online catalog Books and reading: I'm going very slowly be I am the caregiver for my 85 yr old mother. The library provides the books, music and movies I can longer purchase. Tax dollars hard at work keeping me sane.
Karin from Las Vegas, NV W Windmill Ln, Enterprise, NV 89113, USA Music, movies and games: I use the library as a way to read many books and watch movies that I cant afford to buy. I reserve online at library website or I will go in person and just browse till i find sonmething I would enjoy. read as many book as I do I dont buy books cause I cant really afford them. So I go to the library and borrow them. And now that they have a great selection of movies also - I have been renting movies also.
Leah from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Other: I always follow the BBC programs. Some are known from their showings on PBS. Also, some that are carried by the Acorn film company. I'm in my early 50's and my mother now lives with me and she is 81. We love Midsomer Murder Mysteries and watch them repeatedly. We found the Touch of Frost series to be very good too. We have watched over and over too. The much loved Morse series was wonderful. We enjoy the Inspector Lewis series that followed the end of Morse. The Inspector Lynley series was good. The Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is light, as well as Rosemary and Thyme. We enjoyed Wycliffe too. We were fans of Agatha Christie, Miss Marple and Periot, but have kinda moved onward...There is Crackers, Judge Deed...I'd like to see George Gently and Pie in the Sky but atlas...we don't have them. We await another Inspector Lewis...Upstairs Downstairs is coming back to PBS with a new program...Midsommer I believe is at an end as was Touch of Frost as of las year! We love BBC, mysteries mostly but some comedy such as Absolutly Fabulous etc. Have any entertainment to enjoy and share. We do not like T.V. or movies. We enjoy viewing an entertaing well written and acted program such as Midsomer Murder Mystery at night or on the weekend. On occasion I might find an Indie film, foriegn film or documentry. We are both well read and traved. Finding BBC television mysterys is an easy way to relax and takes less eyestrain. We enjoy not being a part of the commercial televison, it has nothing to offer. The various cabe stations, PBS channels, travel channels are old. They have too much advertisement, and we don't care for the content.
R from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm Logging in to the Database and looking up the electrical schematics for my Jeep. Fix my Jeep, and not be able to drive. I bought an old Jeep. It runs, but the instruments don't work. I needed a reference to help trouble shoot the problem. I went to the library and checked out the manual, but returned it before I was completely finished. I tried the online database just as a fluke and found a wide variety of schematics to help me repair my car.
Dana from Las Vegas, NV rainbow library branch, las vegas nv Music, movies and games: I'm looking at the open hours online be watching Despicable Me with my son :) I use the library 4 times a week- I even know my 14 digit account number by heart!
Amber from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, 833 North Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101 Work or finding work: I'm using the internet. clearning house use the library for job search, networking online, researching employers, filling out goverment required forms, maping interview routs.....
baker from issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Other: I'm wanting to sign up online for a library card. be able to check out books or use the computer I am a college student and the books at the library enable me to complete given assignments for my class to successfully complete my classes.
Anne from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book to read. read as many books.
Jackie from Colville, WA Colville, WA 99114, USA Other: I'm reserving an audio book and researching something on Consumer Reports. be able to enjoy the variety of offerings--books, audio books, Consumer Report research, assistance in down-loading books to my computer and Ipod and so much more! My library supplies standard library services--and beyond! However, it is the helful, intelligent, friendly staff that make it a pleasure to be in that space! The director of the Stevens County Library system, Amanda McKeraghan, and her staff are very astute and aware of the needs of those they serve. With the little financial funds that are available to them, they do the very best to supple programs and services to meet the needs of their communities.
Paul from LV, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm working be working
Dwayne from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: Doing research on my computer. na I would still read books, but not as much, because the books at the library I can check out for free.
Annie from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV Research and homework: I'm using the library's physical books for mostly research on health topics, school research and pet care information. I absolutely love the digital library's access to audio and ebooks. The ability to put them on my iphone is great! I drive 45 min to work everyday and utilize this as often as i can. I also find the programs offered interesting. have access to the myriad of books that help enrich my research papers, or the information to be a responsible and informed pet owner.
Diana from Springdale, WA Loon Lake, WA 99148, USA Books and reading: Looking for books and doing a little research for something I am writing. Be as sane, smart, healthy, informed, connected, or inspired as I am today. Our local libraries in rural Stevens County, Washington, do an excellent job on a very limited budget on providing a little bit of everything. They carry books on local history written by local citizens, hold computer labs for those of us who are less than computer-savvy, provide internet service and programs some of us cannot obtain due to low-income etc., and (last but not least) carry a generally very good selection of books (including many of particular interest to people who choose to live in the country, for reasons as varied as the individuals themselves). I love few things more than wandering through the stacks, looking for a book that jumps off the shelf at me and demands to be read. More often than not, I come in for a couple of particular books and leave with ten others I never expected to read. (This is what we had before before Google, kids, and it still works great as a way of opening up the world for yourself in unexpected ways). Can't say enough good things about my library, or any library.
Tracy from Snohomish, WA Woodinville, WA, USA Kids: I take my kids to the library to check out books for their pleasure. We also place holds online because it makes it easier to find particular books. be able to provide my kids with enough reading material for them to improve their reading ability. I run into other moms and kids we know at the local libraries all the time. My daughter is just finishing first grade and she reads at almost a third grade level. I've been checking out library books to spend 20-60 minutes a day reading to her since she was 6 months old. Now at six yrs old this girl loves to read. I cannot possibly buy her enough books to keep her reading at the pace she likes to read at so we rely heavily on books from the library. We usually check out 20-30 books per visit and she re-reads the books at least once before we give them back. Because we have such a great library system in our area it has helped her to find books she loves to read. Now my toddler is following in her footsteps.
Connie from Shoreline, WA Shoreline, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books. I put holds on a couple of books that I want to read. have easy access to books and books on CD. I read about 60-70 books every year and the majority I get from my public library. I've also been listening to books on CD on my compute and love that. I hear about books from friends or reviews and then put them on hold using my home computer to access the King Country Library System. I love our library system, I can pick up my books at my local library or the one that is closer to where I work.
Agustina Rae from Bellingham, WA Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham, Wash. Books and reading: I'm borrowing books on hold, printing recipes, reading magazines. I was in the library in person earlier today. Now i'm accessing it online to check the due dates of items I have out. Also, I'll put movies on hold and something for my husband. (I have two bought books to read.) not have enough money to buy groceries. If I had to pay for every book I read--even if I confined my reading to used paperbacks--there wouldn't be enough money left in my meager income to pay for other necessities.
Janice from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library Las Vegas Nevada Books and reading: I am on the library website requesting books. I love to read and I get excited when I see have books to pick up. I ride the bus back and forth to work and this is a great time to catch up on my reading. be able to read my favorite books
Ein from Burien, WA Burien, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Looking for a book. Reading Time magazine and saw an article about a book that interested me.. Read as wide a variety of books. Many of the books I read are not to be found in local bookstores. I use inter-library loans often.
Trina from Las Vegas, NV centennial hills branch Las Vegas NV Other: I'm checking to see if a hold request has come in yet. My family regularly uses the library for books and dvds. read as much or watch as many movies The library is a convienient, inexpensive way for my family to access books and dvds that we may otherwise not have access to.
Danielle from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV (Clark County) Books and reading: Right now, I am renewing some library videos online in case I don't make it out today to return them. have anything to read!!!!!! And I would be bored of my workouts. (Generally) I'm an avid reader, and I love the library for its huge collection of teen and scifi novels. I'm also trying to spice up my exercise routine. For this, I'm finding the library's collection of fitness DVDs to be really useful. I'm also an artist and creative writer, so I request on occasion reference books or 'art of' books for inspiration. Finally, I learned about opera in college, and on occasion request opera videos (esp for German opera) to broaden my knowledge of the genere. Oh, and the other day, I discovered the cookbook section and picked up Sam the Cooking Guy's cookbook. I just made one of the recipes I learned from that book today, for my visiting relatives!
Monica from Bellingham, WA Bellingham Public Llibrary, Bellingham, WA USA Books and reading: I'm using the teen summer reading program. Enjoy reading so much!
mamtut from desmoines, WA Washington, USA Music, movies and games: I'm Checking out books i want to read and putting books on hold from other libraries in our system and im watching the movies i want to. Watch the movies i wanted to and read new books The library alway has the newest books and dvds and if i wasnt there i would have count on my school library which doesnt alway have material i want to read
Carla from Federal Way, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm taking a break from work to logon onto Facebook, to browse some magazines, and to pick up a free Sunday newspaper. ...be exposed to, and be able to obtain a diverse array of books, movies, magazines, newspaper, etc. I would be limited to finding items in stores that carry books and magazines, online sources, and visiting University libraries for my information needs. Public libraries enable me (and my family) to explore a wide range of information and to do so in easy and convenient ways.
marcy from Vashon, WA Vashon, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm marcy be able to read certain books or see certain videos We read a lot of books but can't afford (and don't want to) buy them all the time. We love to get them from the library. Also books on tape. Also, we don't have a TV but like to get BBC and PBS television videos from the library, such as Ken Burns' The Civil War, BBC's Poirot, etc. We also read a lot of books
Melanie from Black Diamond, WA Black Diamond Research and homework: I'm using the databases online and reserving books on hold. have access to such a great wealth of research information Not only do I work in the library, I spend many hours online with its databases and online ebooks and audio books. I also listen to books in the car. I am frequently seeking information to help me with life issues and interests, and on average have 27 books checked out.
Elizabeth from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on hold Have a free story time for my son or access to as many books as my family wishes to read. Our King County Library System in Washington state offers amazing events and materials. My husband (dyslexic) loves the downloadable books which he listens to on the bus to and from work. He'll listen while he helps around the house and yard on weekends. My daughter uses the library for school research projects and materials which her elementary school just doesn't offer. It's also nice to know that there is free homework tutoring offered if she ever needs it, although she hasn't used it yet. I have access to tons of reading material: Fiction, parenting and educational guides, biographies...My son and I often attend the wonderful story times where they incorporate books, movement, alphabet learning, songs, and even critical thinking skills (guessing, with clues, "what's in the colored boxes"). I've also attended a "sign with your baby" intro class at the library, as well as Kindermusik samplers which my son just loved! The library also offers great "Learn and Grow" theme kits. These provide a variety of books, tapes, puppets or felt shapes on a single theme in a huge box. There is usually a book for the parent on the subject matter to help teach the material and the themes for the kits include all of the seasons, holidays, various animlas and habitats, careers choices, space, different cultures, and probably hundreds more. During the summer we all attend the family concerts and shows the library puts on: puppet shows, magic shows, bubble shows, musical shows...Our family, and our friends, use the KCLS heavily for a huge variety of purposes.
Catherine from Bellevue, WA Crossroads, Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm putting books on hold so they get transferred to my local branch. Most of my books relate to research in my field or my hobbies. The rest are recreational reading. be able to read as much or do my job as well. Crossroads branch is a tiny mall library. It doesn't have much selection, but it is always crowded with lots of books waiting on hold. It is also the only library I can get to without paying bus fare. I have all my books transferred there on hold. Without this service and this branch, I wouldn't be able to use the library much, if at all. Additionally, when I was unemployed, it was the only place I could go to check my email and do a job search.
Shelisa from DURHAM, NC Durham, NC, USA - North Durham Regional Research and homework: I'm using space in the library to complete a paper for graduate school. have a quiet space to work uninterrupted.
Jody from Durham, NC Durham, NC, USA Main location Books and reading: I'm checking on which of my borrowed books are due, when the summer library kick-off starts, and if the library has a certain book in circulation. read novels at all or have books for my child. My husband and I are luckily both employed but rather than spend some of our money on 1-2 books a month we use the library to "splurge" for free on reading! It keeps our daughter's reading and listening skills developing and keeps us adults up-to-date on the latest literature and topics. We love our library!
Maris from Morrisville, NC Durham, NC, USA Books and reading: I'm searching for a book recommended by a friend. have access to pleasureable reading and research information on subjects I am interested in. The library gives small groups a safe and low cost place to meet, such as the writers' group I belong to. I personally love to be in the library and to browse in the fiction shelves. I also appreciate the books I find on health issues that affect me. They provide insights different from everyday news media.
Sabrina from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Spring Valley Books and reading: I'm renewing read as much as I do.
Karen from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm READING lots of the romance paperbacks. I also pick up books on roses read so many books and would be bored stiff I have been laid off
Kim from Durham, NC North Durham Branch, Durham, NC Books and reading: I'm browsing for NY Times bestsellers and new books by favorite authors. read merely as much as I do because I cannot afford to buy new books. I am a voracious reader and 90% of my books come from the library. I also like to borrow books "on tape" for travel. I log a lot of miles for my job and the "books" help keep me alert and safer on the roads.
Anna from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm looking for summer reading programs to share with my students and their families. have enough books for my students. I am urging my second grade class to read continously throughout the year. I am looking for summer reading programs that are easily attainable.
Sona from Tyngsborough, MA Tyngsborough Public Library, Tyngsboro, MA 01879, USA Research and homework: I'm using the Library from home! I am looking for information on web designing and I am finding some wonderful and extremely helpful online resources that the Library redirected me to - so very convenient!!! be ready for tomorrow...that is the deadline for the project!
J from Durham, NC Durham, NC, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for fiction books be reading
laura from parker, CO Parker, CO, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading e-books. be able to read all the books i do, or watch movies because theaters are too expencive. i love to read and the library has so many wonderful stories i cant wait to read them all. i love opening a new book because it gives me a thrill that i cant get elsewhere. without the library i would be bored. i also learn a great deal from books because i can see what the author recherche and that helps me learn from even fiction novels. i am a 13 year old girl who loves to read, and loves the library.
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI Books and reading: I'm checking my e-mails pn the internet and getting some books. have as much reading and reference books available. I am able to access the internet. The workers help with getting books that I am interested in.
Alexandra from Lake Forest Park, WA Lake Forest Park, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Alex Get to read books with topics and opinions that I don't like or are not normally interested in. Its too expensive to go buy every book that looks mildly interesting. I have major flights of fancy when it comes to interests and the library lets me experiment with all of them! When it turns out that either I didn't like something or really loved it, I am usually only out .50 in late fines :-)
Carol from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Carol Chandler have books to read as I cannot afford to purchase them. Before I retired after many years working at a law firm, I found that I would not be able to afford to buy the books I loved to read. The library has made it possible for me to continue reading the wide variety of books I love to read.
dana from las vegas, NV rainbow las vegas nv Programs and classes: I'm at Baby storytime read so many great books!
Kami from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Kami read nearly as many quality books as I do. My husband and I used to argue because I spent so much money on books. Now, with the excellent King County Library System, I can check out as many as I would like, and the only expenses are the infrequent late fees.
becky from bellevue, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm placing holds on cookbooks for summer, especially easy quick recipes that might even cook by themselves while I'm working!
Janet from Edmonds, WA Richmond Beach, Shoreline, WA 98177, USA Other: I'm 0017680133 be able to hold as many books, audios as I do, and involve my granddaughter in the pre-school summer reading program Last fall my granddaughter and I attended a pre-school event involving a guitarist who came to sing with the kids, play games and allow them to color. It was such a fun time for all the kids
Gerry from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books be able to get the number of books on CD that I read each year I have MS so am unable to apend as much time using my eyes or body for reading for pleasure as I would normally like. Having access to the books on CD's through the library allows me to read all the new releases, travel the world
sharon from kirkland, WA redmond Books and reading: I'm sharon webster waste sooo much time trying to navigate your online system It is not an improvement over the former system. It takes way to long to access the information, and if you do not have the correct name or title forget about finding what you are looking for. It is so frustrating that I often just give up trying to find out what I am looking for.If you put in an exact title, it might be page three before you actually find the title.If you put in the author you might come up with other authors on that page.It will not go to requested page without having to select it each and every time.Pleas fix the issues and quit patting yourself on the back. Maybe it is the busiest because it takes so much longer to use.
joanne from redmond, WA redmondm wa Books and reading: I'm joanne be an avid reader i read books, listen to books on tape and use the plyer when i am driving i also have my service group of women doing volunteer work at the libraies in our area
traci from spanaway, WA South Hill, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm downloading music for the first time! read as many books as i do. couldnt afford to. i love to read, all sorts of different things, i cannot afford to buy books at the store. so i am thankful for the library. if i want to learn a new craft, or about my trees,garden ect, i go to the library.
Jennifer from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library District: Summerlin Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm renewing books and other items that I've got checked out. I also checked out which items I've requested to see if any are waiting for me to pick up at the library. watch many movies Libraries have allowed me to escape the world by entering into the land of many books. I love the library and am grateful that they have so much to offer for me and my kids.
Koi from Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC, USA Other: I'm not currently in that vicinity, but I would love to go! Have any books to read and I would not get to watch the Redwall Saga and the neo-conformists in my life would kill me over their cellphones and make-up talks. Well, my elementary school library teacher always encouraged me to read, and she would check out books for me that she thought I might like. I always enjoyed picking up a good book anyways, and she was was always there with a smile. So..yeah.
Debbie from North Las Vegas, NV North Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I go to the library to check out magazines, movies, and large-print books. I go weekly. read magazines and large print books I love reading, but rarely read the same book twice. Getting books from the library is better for me than buying them. I especially appreciate the large-print books. I am a school teacher, so during the school year, I check out books to read to my students, and use for writing and math lessons. I also use the library to find how-to books when I want a do-it-yourself project, such as scrapbooking, sewing, holiday crafts, etc. My three children are grown, but we all love books, and the public library has been an integral part of our lives from the time they were little. Going to the library was, and continues to be, a weekly destination.
Christine from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA Other: I'm looking for historic newspapers for genealogical research. My library carries only 3 titles back to 1990. I was hoping for 1890! be able to afford to buy all of the books I need, [or have a place to store them!] I have many hobbies and interests, a real dilettante. So to support my habits, I borrow ideas from the books in the library and save my space at home for the supplies and equipment!
Kay from Kirkland, WA online access to King County Library System, Washington State Books and reading: I'm renewing a book.
J from Kent, WA Kent, WA Books and reading: I'm at home on my computer be able to see and read the new novels coming out and have access to a wide range of knitting and crochet pattern books. Through the "Catalog" feature, I can order any of thousands of good books and patterns - requests are sent to "central" and is sent to my own library for me to pick up.
Darlene from Mesquite, NV Clark County Mesquite Library, Mesquite NV Books and reading: I'm Darlene E. I order my library books on line...before they even get to the library! Coming soon is my favorite library page. be abe to read the latest books from my favorite authors. I order books on line for pick up at the library.
Pekitta from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm renting DVD's. Even if the DVD is not on the shelf...I put my name on the waiting list. Not being a fan of reality shows picking up DVD's from the library has to be one of my most favorite things to do...any day of the week. I also checkout books, magazines and the occassional CD. The LIBRARY is the BEST! have toured Europe on DVD before actually going to Rome and Paris in September 2010. The Library is just that...a community filled with information and resources to grow knowledgeable. From theatre to art exibits to providing internet access and these resources are all at your finger tips. I have attended "my" library for over 10 years now and I feel as though I have established a relationship with the employees. From sharing pictures of their new babies coming into the world to holding a couple of DVD's for 24 hours.
Jeffrey from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm picking up books and returning some DVDs and a music CD. be saving lots of money on DVD rentals and books. Libraries provide access to knowledge and information. It provides resources, entertainment, and a place for community events such as blood drives.
Christine from Kettle Falls, WA stevens co rural libraries, kettle falls wa Books and reading: checking out some books. looking something up on net, getting an oxford book- hamlet for son to do over summer have internet access or read as many books or have access to more books for my kids don't buy many books, bookstores are abt 80 miles away. don't have internet at home. library has great programs all year long and our librarians are spectacular. library will even buy books on request if possible.
Ani from Everett, WA Shoreline, WA, USA Programs and classes: I'm a student. Be as successful in school. A lot of my classes require extensive online reading-- they're no longer using textbooks or regular books, but requiring excerpts of books. I don't read well on the computer, and I can't afford to print things. Using the library's printing and larger screens for reading helps me complete my reading and study more effectively.
Laura from Raleigh, NC Durham, NC, USA Books and reading: I'm also looking into the other services offered by the library to see what I can take advantage of as well as checking out new music to expand my listening experience. be able to discover so many new authors or even hear about some, would not have been able to practice my ASL skills with others, would have difficulty accessing some job applicatoins As a child, the library was very much a part of my family experience. Every last family member is a bookworm and we would go through a large stack of books fairly quickly, then raid the other family members' stacks of books. My local library had a section where they stored all the books that had one Newberry Awards, Caldecott Awards, etc. These shelves provided some of the stories that had the most impact and lasting impression on me. By the time I hit middle school, I realized that certain books had won awards or had staying power (ie they are 'classics') for a reason. These are the books that offered me escape, adventure, moral character, and critical thinking skills. Those shelves of award-winner books gave me recommendations of books I never would have otherwise looked at and as a result my repertoire is quite broad. The library also taught my siblings and I how to share. When our books supply ran out before our next trip, we would invade the stacks of our siblings. Sure I was 16 and reading a book for a 8 year old but that simply meant I never lost my love for Ramona Quimby. It was my younger brothers stacks of books that introduced me to science fiction. My siblings also would raid my stack of books and therefor their reading levels increased greatly at a younger age.
diane from las vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I rely on the library for recreational reading materials, to educate myself on any number of topics. And for sheer enjoyment, I love the library. Enjoy reading the books that I am able to find at the library The library is a source of company to me. I enjoy the tradition of taking out/returning books in person. I enjoy using the website to find books. But most of all, I love being at the library physically and being among all that knowledge to have at my fingertips.
Kendra from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Kids: I'm online making sure I returned all the my library books I checked out a couple of weeks ago. I am also looking for the starting and ending dates of the summer reading program for my two children. read books. I cannot afford to buy every book I want to read. When my children were younger I would check out books constantly and read to them every night. Now they are reading on their own and I can get back to reading adult stories again. One year I checked out 863 children's book and read them to my children.
Debbie from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm ordering a book from another library, thanks to the reference librarian. read as many books as I do.
Kelsey from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking on a book on hold to see when I will be able to pick it up. I request most of my reading and then pick it up as my local library is smaller and my existence is a busy one. Leaves more time to actually read the books! Have read nearly as many books. I read incredibly quickly when I find something I enjoy, thus the library allows me to read many more books than I would be able to afford (or house) on my own budget.
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Deb from Renton, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm Deb. I homeschool my 6 and 9 year old boys. I use the library to supplement the cirriculum that I purchase. I am very successful at this. I love boing able to reserve books from home and pick them up when they come in. be able to bring my children's education to life. I use the books I get here to add details and visual awareness to the topics we study. The books we have at home can only begin to ilustrate the topics we cover. Supplementing with books from the library allows them to truely understand the topic at hand.
Deedee from Mesquite, NV Mesquite, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm searching the site for a movie. read as much, listen to new music as much, nor see new movies In my home I do not have a lot of space for book shelves and I love to read. Therefore I visit the library for my reading pleasure. I enjoy being able to request my books, music and movies on the web and picking up the items are a breeze with the self check-out system. Thank you so much for being available in my community. I LOVE IT!!!
Cydney from Burien, WA King County Library System, Burien, WA Programs and classes: Looking for videos that cover the endocrine system be a "favorite" science teacher I'm an "itinerent" homeschool teacher. My background is in the sciences and I worked for 20 years in the pharmaceutical research industry. I now teach at several different homeschool co-ops. I teach grade-schoolers zoology, middle-schoolers earth and space sciences and physical science and high-schoolers biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology and marine biology. I also teach U.S. geography, world geography and horseback riding! Last school year I had two hundred students a week. I use the library to get videos that will interest the kids, and check out every book I can find on kid friendly experiments in different disciplines. I could not possibly present the multi-media and the full, fun, interesting science experiments that the kids love without the resources of the King County library in Washington state.
Alice from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library or Centennial Library Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm job searching. So I use the library for all types of resources. From books and videos, to events and networking and off course the superb computer system with wireless connect and printing when I bring in my own laptop, but usually I use the facilities desktop computers. Have the resources I need in a quiet atmosphere. To me the library is one of the most important places in the community. It is a safe, clean and friendly place to read and utilize a multitude of different resources. Most of libraries also have networking events and art galleries. It's a cool place to be in 100 degree plus weather. Instead of burning utilities and watching TV at home alone.
Dina from Auburn, WA Federal Way, WA, USA Programs and classes: I'm Dina Be able to save money Libraries provide books, resources, programs,
J. Lee from Gillette, WY Campbell County Public Library, Wyoming, USA Research and homework: Fact checking researching for future road trips. Have access to needed reference materials
joanne from redmond, WA redmondd, wa Books and reading: I'm putting books, player, large print on hold read much! i drive long distances and use the player and cd books. I also have about 80 authors I like and read all their books.
Marion from Issaquah, WA King County Library System, WA Books and reading: I'm attempting to track down some books by Elizabeth David, but the procedure is inordinately slow. I've had problems with the new computer system since last fall. This is rotten customer service. ...be able to read as many books as I do (3 to 5 a week). Reading has always been very important to me (I'm now 73.) I worked as a page in a storefront library in a Canadian city from age 15 to 18. I earned my MLS degree in 1981 and worked for two public library systems as a reference librarian from the then until 1995.
Alana from Gillette, WY Campbell County Public Library, Gillette, WY Books and reading: I'm reserving books online at my libraries website. I also look for new books to read and they have employees at the library that have blogs about certain genre's of books. My library also have adult book reading contests. be able to read the amount of books that I read. Books are expensive and I am not into Kindles or Nooks. I read about 3-4 books a week. If it weren't for my library I would only read about 3-4 books a year.
Gary from Overton, NV Moapa valley library in Overton,Nevada 89040 Research and homework: I'm searching for antique auto parts catalog be here I have a very rare object which cannot befound on the internet yet. I understand that Sears sold them in the 1940's so i am searching for old catalogs
Linda from Tacoma, WA Fed Way Reg Center, Federal Way, WA Music, movies and games: I'm Searching for music CDs and also current news articles. read as much, nor get access newer music as much; I also pick up books on tape for a blind friend and the library is his only access to many things. As a part of the life of the community - particularly speaking as a high school teacher -the library provides an amazing amount of access for students: just the basics on computers, the opportunities of internet qualities, and help on homework that require the modern forms of technology. I go to the library at various times and always see a large number of students taking advantage of the library facilities. (They are even drawn to so many things that the potential is to keep our students, and perhaps also at-risk students, in an environment that encourages and positively motivates him/her.)
Janna from Bellingham, WA Barkley Blvd, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA Books and reading: I'm enjoying a summer of reading...I also have been diagnosed with diabetes and hope to find some information and receipes I can use. enjoy reading as much. The library opens a new world of information AND provides a variety of media to do that.
Belle from Bellingham, WA Bellingham Public Library Bellingham, WA A fantastic library with fantastic people Books and reading: I'm checking to see if a book I want is here. feel complete as a human being We have a library with the most patient, well-informed people who are willing to share what they know, whether it be books, reference, computer usage ,you-name it. Free internet serves people without computers of their own. They're the most popular game in town as their numbers each year will prove...
Jacqueline from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library on Flamingo Rd-Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm updating my resume, picking up a book I had reserved,checking my e-mail, and viewing various websites. have been able to complete required job applications. After my employer eliminated my job after 30 years, I had to look for new employment. Completely new processes and procedures that most all needed to be completed on the internet. Took free classes at library setting up resume and checking out books to assist in my search. All the employees at the library were extremely helpful. Plus when not looking for employment, checked out the huge selection of movies and books to watch and read for pleasure. I have always been an avid reader and consider my library card more valuable than a credit card! Since I have no computer at home, the free internet access that is offered at the libraries is invaluable. Not to mention all the other services and programs I continually to enjoy. Very disappointed jobs and hours were cut due to lack of funds on such a valuable institution.
Lauri from Des Moines, WA Des Moines, WA Music, movies and games: I'm Lauri Have access to a computer outside of work. Access to free movies.
Isaiah from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking up on what's due. Watch movies or have books for my kids to read.
Debbie from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting books from within our library system. read as much as I do.
Marietta from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting books on CD on hold for my kids, as well as sci-fi paperbacks for myself. I will visit the library in a few days to pick them up. Have audio books for my children. My 10yo is a reluctant reader. However, he LOVES listening to all sorts of books on CD. He plays Legos and builds things with his hands while he soaks up wonderful stories. Audiobooks are generally not available cheaply at secondhand bookstores, and are too expensive for me to purchase just for one listen. My son would not be able to enjoy such a wonderful variety without the library carrying them.
Stephanie from Las Vegas, NV centennial hills, north las vegas, nv Books and reading: I'm using the library to do some research on a fun novel I'm writing. Besides that, I'm always on location getting a book or on the website using the eCatalog or Freegal :) have a place to escape to.
martha from davie, FL Broward, Florida, USA Work or finding work: I'm job searching be able to continue with a job search my computer is inoperable.
Katy from Bothell, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm online read as many books! Or listen to them via CD. The library enables me to read more books than I could afford to buy (or find room for in my house). Often I check out a book to see whether I like the author and then might purchase other books if I do. I am looking forward to taking my child (7 months old) to the library as she grows, because I used to love summer reading programs when I was a kid.
Brandie from Russellville, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a few books to read. Survive! I know that seems extreme, but I am an avid reader and my library is excellent at getting any and all books that I want to read. They also have a great dvd collection that they loan out to patrons and i do love a good movie! I thing a good library is essential in any town big or small.
Norma from Maple Valley, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Books and reading: Databases and digital downloads mostly. Although I do still check out books because they are not available digitally. Have a job, have homeschooled a child, gone back to school The library is not only a great resource, but a great place to be. The staff is wonderful and everyone is more than helpful to find what you need and or point you in the direction to get your answers.
trinity from racine, WI racine public library, racine,wi. 53403 Work or finding work: I'm job searching and going to school. be able to be online
Joanne from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm enjoying the movies, the talking books, art books, paperbacks, magazines and LPs for sale, artwork on display and general community information. feel so culturally enlivened. I am on a low income and work from home, so the library provides me an opportunity to feel part of the community and bring home books and dvds which I can learn from and also assist me in making my artwork. I could not afford to be purchasing these items myself.
George from kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a specific book read as much as i do
Darren from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm enjoying the art in the gallery. Finding a new book to read. Visiting the kids' section with my child and checking out DVD's and books for him. be as happy. I have attended free events at the library. I'm able to do more extensive research through the library for my work. My child has learned so much through materials at the library. It has given us affordable access to education and entertainment.
Louis from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm retired. read as much Cost of books becomes a burden, especially if one reads one or more books a week.
mohammad from los angeles, CA Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA Research and homework: I'm student
Steve from Burien, WA Burien Branch, King County Library System, Burien, Washington Books and reading: I'm looking for books to read on vacation liaten to books on tape when doing chores/gardening I use the library to read any number of boks on topics ranging from fiction to history.
Cyndi from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Branch Clark County Library Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I use the library to download ebooks to my Nook Watching TV I love that I can download ebooks directly to my Nook and then not have to worry when traveling about getting them back late to the library. Wish there were more new releases available in this format.
Gayle from Bellevue, WA Bellvue,wa Undefined: I'm Gayle have had a place to study I was in 4th grade when my father had his first surgery. I was in the 10th grade when he passed away. I would go to the library and study or pick out a book to read. I coped with the sadness and stress by spending many hours at our public library.
Theresa from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Theresa get to read as many books I read so quickly that it makes more financial sense for me to get books from the library.
Charlene from Des Moines, WA Des Moines, WA, USA Other: I'm Checking out a requested vcr tape and using the computer (yours alongside mine). Thanks! have access to the internet or the diversity of books (fiction and nonfiction, paper and CD).
ROSE from LAS VEGAS, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: TAKING OUT BOOKS ON TAPE FOR A CAR TRIP AND READING MATERIAL WHILE ON VACATION
Tom from Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg Public Library, Fitchburg, MA Books and reading: I'm renewing a book on database design. have gainful employment. Libraries are a critical source for IT technical subjects.
Leroy from Kent, WA King County LIbrary, in Covington WA. Books and reading: I'm Leroy. My wife, daughter and I use our public library on a weekly basis. Our family reads more than 100 newly released hard bound books every year and our daughter (a freshman in high school) uses the on line math tutor the library provides. She also checks out books to read for pleasure and to do research projects. The Public Library, what a great treasure. read as many books. I can read for free or pay more than $2,500 to buy the books my family reads. We used to buy books but decided to try checking out books from our local library. What we found is that you can get the most popular new release books quickly and at no cost. You can manage a list of books you plan on reading so that you're never without a book from one of your favorite authors. I have a list of about 40 authors that I read and my wife has a similar number. The library's on line math tutor program helps my daughter with Algebra and Geometry problems in real time; she loves it.
Angela from Saint Cloud, MN St Cloud Public Library, 1300 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301, USA Books and reading: I'm confused at this question. Have such a large variety of reading materials. I get many books from the library, and I would not have read half of what I have without it.
Jennifer from Grand Junction, CO Mesa County Public Library Work or finding work: I'm getting henna tattooed in my library!
Kim from Kent, WA KCLS washington state Books and reading: I'm searching for casual reading for hold. be able to afford the level of reading I enjoy
Debbie from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing online the books/dvds I loaned and reserving some more materials. be able to have access to a staggering and incredible array of educational materials (books) We are extremely fortunate that our local library is located just 2 blocks away from our home. Moreover, they continually offer a myriad of events that keep us glued to their weekly announcements for updates on interesting upcoming activities. Really awesome to have the libraries in our county that offer out-of-the box events. Oh and a p.s. here: can they bring back the once-a-year waiving of late/overdue fees? Kids tend to forget (obviously having fun having the materials for long) so it would be a big help on our budget to have this "amnesty" reinstated again :-)
Teri from Carnation, WA Carnation, WA 98014, USA Books and reading: I'm Teri Breitenbach Read as much I do a lot of reading and researching. If I hear about something that sounds interesting, I will research and read about it until a have a good understanding of that subject. Books are so important. They are a window to worlds that some of us would not be able to go to or learn about otherwise.
Kimberly from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm borrowing hundreds of books and some newer release videos. Specifically graphic novels, books for kids, movies for kids and adults too. read as much or see as many newer movies It is easier to read graphic novels with 6 soon to be 7 kids running around. It is nice to return books and get fresh ones for kids ages 2-9. I also do not want to spend that kind of money my 9 year old reads harry potter in a day, I will read 20 graphic novels in a day sometimes. I also do not want to own/collect that may books as space is limited in sucha big household.
Sherry from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm accessing my account to see which of my library books are due. I also plan to search the catalog and reserve titles I am interested in. be able to help my son excel in school. His Lexile score in the 6th grade is 1223 thanks to our public library! I would be lost without the library. It has opened up a world of possibilities and learning for both me and my family. Additionally, the library events have given us food for thought, wonderful original art, cultural insights and lots of good times! My son is a voracious reader thanks to the public library. He also enjoys doing research for homework at the library - it makes him feel so scientific! I find the staff helpful and warm, ready to assist you in any way they can. I've also found the library can be a great source of entertainment. Who needs Netflix or Hulu? I've got online library reservations!
Why from Why, WA Skyway, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for cooking magazines to get some dinner ideas. have access to books, cooking ideas, research information for school papers My family loves our library. We go every week, year round. My two kids choose their own books to check out, I look for general reading material for me and my husband. I also use the library for cooking ideas, health information and learning new ideas. My son uses it for researching for school papers, researching a new interest, learning more about science and history. My daughter uses the library to find out about other countries, learning about ballet and music. We use books on tape when we are traveling. We occasionally check out DVDs to watch. I look for new authors to read or someone recommends a book, I look for it in the library first. Our life would be bereft without our library. I recommend people go check out their library, whenever someone asks me a question I can't answer.
Monica from Bellingham, WA Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham, WA USA Books and reading: I'm doing a research project on the American Revolution. I am currently writing a paper on Samuel Adams. My library has a wonderful Young Adult section, and Jennifer, the teen librarian, is wonderful. Two or three times a week I stop in the library to see what book are on the suggested shelf.
J from Kent, WA ,Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Kent Li. User Get books The library is extremly important. I use books extensively from fitness, self help, and others. I feel like almost everything I know is from the library. I think it's a great place. I use it for printing which saves me money, so I'm grateful for the library service.
betty from las vegas, NV sunrise library las vegas , nv Books and reading: I use the library to take my kids to get out of the house and experience the great and fun things to discover with a new book. I try to go at least once a week and get books have gotten my son interested in reading my son was learning to read and just wasnt getting into it so i took him to the library and got him age appropriate comic books adn he loved reading them. now hes reading everything.
Patricia from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Research and homework: I'm searching for books on home improvement and DVD's for entertainment. Have access to great movies, books and research materials. We recently moved to this area and discovered the Centennial Hills library. What a gold mine of information and entertainment! We love the fact that the library offers the flexibility that we can either stay at the facility and read, or have our materials requested and waiting for us to pick up and take home. It has been a great enhancement to our lives. Thank you.
Homa from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm reserving storybooks for my children using the online reserve system. have made some great friends in the community. A while back, as a new mom, I took part in library storytimes. I was also new to this area of town and other parents were welcoming and friendly. My daughter also got some much needed socialization with other children. Now I use the online system to reserve books for my son and daughter to read and they act like it is the best day when their dad brings the latest reserves home.
Pam from Lawrenceburg, KY Anderson Public Library, Lawrenceburg, KY Work or finding work: I'm a library employee and I'm ordering new materials for our collection and getting ready to attend a webinar.
erica from las vegas, NV spring valley library, las vegas, NV Kids: I'm taking my toddler to a puppet show and to sign up for the rubber ducky summer reading program! get to meet other moms
debra from kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm at work researching a paper craft idea we can use during the annual award ceremonies. Cook as well, be a knowledgable traveler, know how to tile a shower, plant my garden or know which campground has water views. My family and I use the library to stretch our resources; we can't afford to buy all the books we use to enrich our lives but the library makes all that possible. We check out "how to" books, travel books, fictional reads, lots and lots of music and even the odd movie or two.
Lauren from Weston, FL Weston Regional Library, Weston, Florida Books and reading: I'm researching the free SAT practice class for my 15 yr old who will be a high school junior in the fall of 2011. be so informed. When I have the time, I enjoy visiting the library and borrowing a vast array of books, particularly in the creative/home improvement category.
Robin from Sammamish, WA sammamish, wa 98074 Music, movies and games: I'm Robin McDaniel have the rich methods of entertainment possible that it offers I check out novels, books on DVD, exercise videos, moves, games, music CDs and find this vast resource to be beyond compare.
Kelly from Shoreline, WA King County Library, Shoreline, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for good books to read. read for pleasure nearly as much. Our local library is great! They have a wonderful collection of "newer" paperbacks that is constantly changing, so there is always something new to be found just inside the entrance. Of course, browsing the stacks is good, too! I also really appreciate being able to request a title "on hold" and just pick it up when it's ready. My husband and two young-adult sons are also active library users.
Ashley from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to keep up on my reading for entertainment and education. The library is one of my favorite places to be! read as much as I do. Books are expensive! There's so much knowledge out there I want to have, and the library is the best free place there is to access it.
Betty from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA Kids: I'm a stay-at home mom with two boys(4 year old be able to entertain my 4 year old and mynewborn. The library is so fun and family-friendly. It's a great to go somewhere clean and cool in the summer. And the library always has a ton of events being hosted in a month.
Bethaney from Winchester, MA Winchester ma Music, movies and games: I'm using it to access the books, computers and printers (for homework), music CDs, and movies. I usually request items via computer. However, I also make many trips in person to the library. read as many books or be able to print out things for homework I've grown up with my public library. I've gone there ever since I can remember. I remember being young and making regular trips there for a group story time. My library is a big part of my heart. However, I love it not just for it's sentimental value. By having a public library I am able to browse through row upon row of books. I am able to pick up interesting books I would not come across otherwise, and read them. I know that many others feel the same way about the library. It's a very safe place. It's a sanctuary of knowledge. There, people are exposed to knew ideas and people.
Marjorie from Durham, NC Durham County Library, North Regional Branch, Durham NC 27712 Books and reading: I'm checking in to renew books online. be able to live. I love books, I love to read. I don't have the funds nor the wish to amass a private library. The library is great for our whole family!
Pat from Covington, WA King County Library, Kind County, WA Books and reading: I'm browsing for eBooks and books on CD be able to afford to read so many wonderful books I normally read three books at once. One on CD while I cook and drive, a regular book to keep me entertained on the treadmill and either an eBook or a regular book to read in bed. I probably wouldn't be reading eBooks but I won a Nook. My children are grown up now and I'm really enjoying catching up on the fantastic science fiction that was written in the last 20 years.
Steven from Auburn, WA Covington, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm checking to see if a book for an essay contest is ready for pick up. do as well in school. Everytime a teacher assigns an essay or research paper, I check out books on my topic. I'll usually check out five or ten books, and find one or two that are actually useful. The text sources provide valuable information that compliment what I find online. In addition, I utilize KCLS's online databases--especially ProQuest, Gale, Opposing Viewpoints, and CQ Researcher--when I am working on essays and projects for school. It is also extremely helpful when I am doing research for debate.
loveeta from racine, WI racine wi. Work or finding work: I'm looking for a friend know how to use a computer very helpful in finding things.
Jim from Westfield, MA Westfield, MA, USA Programs and classes: I'm reading, watching DVDs and taking the kids to classes and movies at the local library. a well-rounded individual. Access to a library completes me. I can always find something of interest at the library. I'm sure growing up across the street from the town library and earning my first library card at age 6 has a lot to do with my love of libraries. It is a shared love by my family. The youngest looks upon her many visits as a treat.
Samantha from Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm planning for the future. have instant access to hundreds of online and physical resources in seconds. When I'm bored it's the newest fiction book. When my brain is thirsty it's textbooks to learn new job skills and travel guides to plan an upcoming trip. Home improvement projects always begin with research. My eclectic and inexhaustible need for new reading material could not even begin to be quenched without our fabulous local library resources. I cannot tell you how excited I was about the Whatcom Libraries Cooperate. Having access to my old university's library takes the cake. These resources are priceless.
Karen from Kirkland, WA Lake Forest Park, WA, USA Other: I'm using the internet, checking my account, putting books on hold have internet access to connect with friends and family nor would I have so many wonderful current books to read I love the library - perfect is so many regards - books, magazines, intellegent resourceful librarians, community event information and classes, computer training, access to the internet. Thank you all so very much
Susan from Oak Park, IL Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St. , Oak Park, IL Books and reading: I'm getting my eBooks be half so well-informed, entertained or employed! I am a librarian who is deeply committed to the getting and sharing of information and to the ideals of outstanding customer service. I became a librarian not only because I love books, but because I was inspired by the awesome, radical, compassionate librarians I encountered from my first trip to my local library 50 years ago in Chicago, IL! Librarians and the library opened a world of wonder to me and I aspire to do the same for each of my patrons.
erika from san diego, CA san diego county library, san diego, ca Research and homework: I'm am looking for old news papers
Alma from Sharon Grove, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA LOGAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Other: I'm HAVE COMPUTER AVAILABILITY i really depend on the library for computer access, unfortunately on July 1, the library requires a $25 annual fee for non-county residence....if i can't afford a home computer monthly fee, i sure can't afford a $25 fee for a public library card.
sunita from revere, MA Revere public library Research and homework: I'm researching.
Brenda from Burien, WA Burien Lake, Burien, WA 98166, USA Music, movies and games: I'm Brenda read all the books I do, learn all the things I learn, hear all the music I listen to
Leslie from Tukwila, WA Foster Library, Tukwila, WA Books and reading: I'm renewing cookbooks that I have checked out in order to learn new recipes for healthy dishes for people dining alone. be able to read books that are not currently being published and sold. I recently lost my roommate and have had to do some research on healthy cooking for one. Several of the most highly regarded cookbooks are out of print or very expensive to purchase.
Mike from Fall City, WA Fall City, WA 98024, USA Books and reading: I'm Placing hold Be able to get the books and magazines I need Libraries are a critial source of information - even in the Internet age. Also, a good place for meetings, education and relaxation.
pamela from las vegas, NV sunrise las vegas nv Books and reading: I'm reserving a dvd. have any music, or excellent books to read. I am a single mother. The library provides a lot of free entertainment. Books, cd's, dvd's, audio books. It really helps with providing my family free entertainment. I love the library!!!
Katja from Las Vegas, NV Windmill Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Kids: I'm checking on summer reading lists and activities for my 6 year old daughter. Be able to keep up with new reading material.
Pat from Hopedale, MA Hopedale Public Library, Hopedale, MA Kids: I'm Pat D be working The library is walking distance from the elementary school and my grandchildren's home. It is a great place for research for homework and to increase reading skills for children.
Taji from Sunrise, FL Sunrise, FL, USA Dan Pearl branch Books and reading: I'm getting audiobooks to listen to when doing housework or on long car rides. Have discovered some of my favorite authors. Times are hard and books can be seen as a splurge. Especially for a person who reads series or enjoys audiobooks.
Melinda from Maple Valley, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out books for school
Adam from Stanwood, WA Duvall, WA 98019, USA Books and reading: I'm Adam be entertained, enlightened, encouraged, or educated. From researching information for our hobby farm to finding audio books to listen to during my commute, the library has had a deep impact on our lives.
Eileen from Las Vegas, NV 5400 Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89110, USA Books and reading: I also use it for movies and music as well. be able to enjoy reading. Opening a book has such a different feel to it then just scanning a computer screen. The library is an essential part of my life right now. I am unemployed and have a college education and I love to read. I can't afford the e-readers that are available today and don't really want to read a novel off a screen (yet). Las Vegas isn't known for education and I just want to show that we do still have people in this community that utilize our library system.
Grant from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking my account to see if the book I put on hold is in yet. It isn't. :( read anywhere near as much. Books are expensive. I love my local library. I really like to read, but I'm a broke college student, and therefore (at least during the summer) I can't afford to buy every book I want to read. Thanks to the library I can read as much as I want, and can find almost every book I am looking for.
Debbie from Greenfield, MA Greenfield, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm signing up for the summer reading program. read as much as do.
Lynn from Federal Way, WA SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98023, USA Books and reading: I'm getting large print books for my bed confined mother. Also the check out history should start at the latest dates, of items checked out.
Katie from Shoreline, WA Shoreline, WA Books and reading: I'm Diana have such a wonderful selection of books for free at my disposal...and for my child. We are a family of readers. We read for a half hour every night together. Our main source of books is the public library and the school library. We've probably read 100 books all together this year.
S from las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills, Las Vegas NV Research and homework: I check out books on the countries of the refugees I tutor in English in order to learn more about their background and lives. be able to satisfy my thirst for lifelong learning
Tracey from springfield, MA Springfield, MA, USA Programs and classes: I'm Tracey live.......I love to read!
Emily from Highlands ranch, CO Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO 80124, USA Books and reading: I'm using it for good music and books! Read as much I really don't own many books so this gives me a chance to find other book that are good from other authors. So with out a library I very well may not know about some authors or really read at all!
Mary from Des Moines, WA Burien, WA, USA Work or finding work: I'm Emma be able to read as much as I do or do the research I need for work Books are expensive but they're still my favorite form of entertainment and information. I also need to do a lot of historical research in my work. Some of the books I get on Ineterlibrary Loans would cost me a lot of money, more than I could afford, and still keep things going.
Teresa from Racine, WI Racine Public Library Racine, WI Books and reading: I'm looking for newspaper articles.
Benjamin from Bothell, WA King County Library System, Bothell, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm renewing check-out DVDs.
Lu-Ann from South Dartmouth, MA North Dartmouth Library, North Dartmouth, MA Books and reading: I'm searching the internet for important information - and a little fun! be able to make printouts or copies of documents I need to send or keep I check my email as often as possible for important information - and for fun. But with bad weather, especially snow, it's not always easy to access the info on my home computer. Plus, we have no printer or copier at home. Going online at a library helps me access and print vital information I need - and have a little fun as well
Suzanne from Bellevue, WA SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm placing an item on hold.
barbara from Seatac, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm researching an author's works and availability be doing this I am disabled and low income I would not have money in my budget to be able to read anything like current fiction and entertain myself.
L from Redmond, WA Redmond, WA, USA Kids: I'm placing holds from my list refresh my first aid knowledge I learn a lot with educational videos
Liz from Las Vegas, NV West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to download audio books to keep me motivated while I train for a marathon! Thanks for helping to keep me fit! have anything to do! I love reading! While I enjoy TV shows and watching sports nothing is the same as finding a great series to read and reading 10 books in a couple weeks. You honestly believe that the people in the book live down the street from you and it's so much fun to get lost in another place.
Molly from Woodinville, WA Woodinville Books and reading: I'm Mary Anderson be able to read the variety and the volume I do. I visit the library often - twice a week or so. I pick up books that I've ordered, browse the shelves for others, look at used books for sale. Since I'm a primary school teacher, I buy books frequently to add to my classroom collection. I walk through the children's section to discover new or familiar titles. I often run into friends, neighbors or former students at the library; it's a vital part of my community.
Lindsay from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Lindsay Allan. Be able to read as much and without making a HUGE bill! I have a nook, but I just recently got a card to use as my default credit card. Before then, I couldn't get any books library books, which are just as good! The library is awesome and important in my life.
Liz from Kent, WA Kent, Washington, USA Music, movies and games: I'm placing a book on hold that I just heard about, and I placed a CD on hold from an artist I just heard for the first time on XM Internet Radio. It's so nice to be able to "try" before I buy! read as much, nor would I be able to try out music CDs before I buy them. It's so nice to have a place to go where you don't have to buy something to be there. Especially during heat spells; we don't have air conditioning and on the rare days when it gets up to 90 degrees or more, we can go to the library to cool off...and, of course, to read!
Katy from Everett, WA Shoreline, WA, USA Events: I'm searching online for books I'll enjoy reading be able to read such a wide assortment of books and genres I love bookstores and I love finding new authors. Problem is, my house is full of books! I only really started using the library a couple of years ago as a way to reduce my consumption and leave a smaller footprint. While I used to buy used books (instead of new) as much as possible, and still do, "sharing" books through the library is a privilege I would pay for if I needed to. As a community service, I value it immesurably.
Alice from Kenmore, WA Bothell, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Alice Herbig be able to sample and enjoy such a wide variety of books.
Donna from Bellevue, WA Bellevue regional, Bellevue, WA. Music, movies and games: checking my holds, looking up titles, renewing items. see as many movies, or listen to as many cd's. knowledge of subjects i am interested in, entertainment.
Jane from Maple Valley, WA King County Library System, Maple Valley, WA Books and reading: I'm Looking for books and movies. See many movies or read a monstrous pile of books every month. Who can afford to buy all the books that sound good to read or movies that look good to watch. Netflix costs money and bookstores can drain your bank account. My system has tons of both. Old and new. Plus when I go in I see people I know and there's a strong sense of community which is priceless. My library ROCKS!
Michele from Sammamish, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm picking up some travel guide books on hold to help me plan our summer vacation, checked out an audio book set to help an upcoming roadtrip be more enjoyable for our family to listen to together on the journey.
Janet from Las Vegas, NV West Saraha Branch, Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm returning a book (fiction, family dynamics, abuse - recreational)and checking for fees online. Searching for next fictional good read prior to visiting library be reading as much, not enjoying audiobooks. always been a voracious reader, but Purchaser. Recent ECONOMIC strain on our family, had me searching library for free books and Ipod downloads.
Tamara from Seattle, WA King County Library System; Bellevue, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm using genealogy databases have access to these genealogy resources
Elizabeth from Mesquite, NV Clark, Mesquite Nevada Books and reading: I'm checking two books I saw in the paper this morning to see if they interest me enough to order them. enjoy life as much as I do! I have always been a reader, mostly fiction but some non and some biographies. I am now 74 years old and very healthy but still have lots more books to read. I am just waiting for my eye to heal after Cataract removal so I can read again.
Denise from Maple Valley, WA KCLS, Maple Valley, Washington Books and reading: I'm managing my account. Renewing books before they become over-due, checking to see if I have reserved books ready to check out, and researching to see if books I want to read soon are available in the system.
Belinda from Kent, WA King county library, Kent WA Books and reading: I'm primarily using ebooks and request-for-hold paper books, then pick up when they are available for fiction. Would love to see more downloadable materials for loan read as much
Sara from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin Library, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm renewing books for research and entertainment. be connected with this awesome community. I'm not only a patron of the library, I'm also a volunteer for the past three years. This is one of the few places in the greater Las Vegas, NV area where all ages, colors, and economic classes come together. Had it not been for this library when I moved to Vegas, I probably wouldn't understand the community like I do now. All of the staff was extremely helpful with where to find places, the best places to shop, and the local history and attractions.
Franklin from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Library Las Vegas Nevada Books and reading: I'm reserving books. Have access to new books as much I read a lot.I check out book sections of national newspapers find books that look interesting and reserve them if available.
Deborah from Bellevue, WA Bellevue, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm reading fiction, in particular, mysteries. I like older books because I don't like the morals in newer books. I have been reading library books for at least 55 years. have as many books to read. I can get books that I want to read via interlibrary loan.
Lisa from Federal Way, WA remote access from home Research and homework: I'm doing some genealogy research and I'm so thankful for the public library's resources. I can use some online from home, and some like Ancestry.com in the library for free. Awesome! It's the best deal going. be able to discover my family history and wouldn't be able to learn new computer skills with their free classes, or read a lot of cool books for free I have used the library many ways, beginning with just checking out books. From there, before I had online access at home, the library helped me research jobs, check email, and now I'm taking some classes there for free to learn new and polish existing computer skills. I've also been able to discover much about my family tree, including finding my long-lost great grandfather's marriage certificate on Ancestry.com! I've met some really helpful staff that have helped me to further my research skills and that have shared their time with me so willingly. The library is one of the best values today, and again, I'm so grateful for all it offers.
Sue from Vadnais Hts, MN Maplewood, MN, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking out DVD's and books on CD
Elizabeth from Henderson, NV Whitney, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm requesting a children's book on the library's website for my 2 year old daughter. read as many books to my daughter. I know how important it is to read to young children, but we couldn't afford to buy all the books I read to her currently - probably 5 or so per day. So the library is crucial!
Lindsey from Kenmore, WA Kenmore, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm a student be able to check out all the books i want to read i go to the book store like Borders or Barnes
Peggie from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV USA Books and reading: I'm borrowing print books and audio books. I download e-audio books. I may download e-books in the near future. I have used the library data base in the past to read scholarly journals. need to buy many more books My parents thought going to the library was very important and made sure we were able to go at least weekly. My mother told me that her mother took her to libraries her whole life. And I introduced my children to libraries early as well.
Michel from Bossier City, LA Issaquah, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Michel visiting here from Louisiana. I love King County libraries because they are always so full of people busy about many things -- reading, studying, using the computers, researching, explaining. be able to read as many books as I do. I worked for over 11 years as a volunteer for King County Library teaching people how to use computers. Now that I'm living in Louisiana at the moment, I'm trying to do the same there. However, library use there isn't as much as it is here.
Wendy from Issaquah, WA Sammamish Music, movies and games: I'm checking my holds and my items checked out list be able to afford the wide choice of books, movies and other materials that are essential to my life and that of my family.
Melanie from Logandale, NV Clark County LIbrary Moapa Valley Branch, Overtn, NV 89040, USA Research and homework: I'm studying for a university class take classes as quickly, becaue I wouldn't be able to afford all the textbooks I need. I can read them first @ the library and then only buy the "must keepers". Today I am also going to use the the online databases at the library to do genealogical research, to order some tapes with storytellers for background assignments for my class and I will be going to my local branch library to check out a video for entertainment this weekend.
Jennifer from Auburn, WA Kent, WA, USA Other: I'm Charting cross-stitch and facebook-ing Have Internet My computer at home is crap
Jean from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking out the 'coming soon' section for new audiobooks. listen to so many audiobooks With my busy work schedule, I don't have as much time to read as I would like. With audiobooks, my housework gets done while listening to a novel. The library makes this possible as audiobooks are expensive to purchase.
breann from russellville, KY Russellville, KY 42276, USA Books and reading: I'm doing the summer reading program at my library and on the computer looking for books to read! i love to read!!!!! get homework done during the school year! during the school year here in russellville we get alot of homework so i come here and do my reseach and type my papers and help me learn more!!!!
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Racine WI Other: I'm using the internet and checking on some books. have as easy time accessing the internet. At this time, I do not have a computer. This library makes it easier for me. If I need help, they are here.
Rebecca from Lake Forest Park, WA Shoreline, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Rebecca Learn lots of stuff that I do through art books and also wouldn't be able to read many books in the summer once school is out.
juan from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Work or finding work: I'm using the library to find jobs great staff
Shirley from Auburn, WA Auburn, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm Online for holds - outreach Have access to books. I no longer own a car. Outreach delivers and picks up my library books once each month at a senior apartment complex. Libraries are very important here in King County, WA. It is one of the best I have ever used.
Linda from Vashon, WA Vashon, WA, USA Books and reading: I am a huge fan of librarys and ALWAYS vote in favor of bonds to preserve and expand library resources in the communities I have lived in. be able to afford all the wonderful books that are such an important part of my life. I am a working professional who commutes from Vashon Island to Seattle 5 days per week. I am a lifelong reader, active in two bookclubs, and read everyday on my ferry commute. I read aloud to my two children, and now am revisiting old favorites by reading aloud to my two grand-daughters. I love that I can reserve books online and have them delivered to my local branch library on Vashon. I have the power of an enormous library system in my small community! Thank you.
Kei from Renton, WA Renton, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm using the interlibrary loan function to get a hold of books my local library doesn't have. read as much or as widely. As a full-time grad student with no outside source of income, I wouldn't be able to buy all the books I want to read (nor would I want to buy all the books.) The library allows me to enjoy my passion for reading, and the loan system allows me access to books not available at my library location.
Eugene from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm using EPUB electronic books and occasionally paper books. be able to afford to read. I am retired. My kids bought me an electronic reader for Christmas. I read EPUB electronic books and sometimes paper books from my local Las Vegas library.
Ana from Henderson, NV Paseo Verde, Henderson, NV Books and reading: My family use the library as a source for information and for books. We visit the library once a week. We are all voracious readers even my teenagers! Our routine has not been affected by the economy. be aware of the literary world in adult and children books. When my children were small, the library had programs that pre-schoolers can be involved and interact with books. My children loved the activities and it nurtured their love for books. In my professional life, I like to provide books for my classroom to supplement units or to jazz my students interest in books.
LAVERNE from LASVEGAS, NV WEST CHARLESTON LIRARY LASVEGAS NEVADA Research and homework: I'm USING THE LIBRARY FOR MOSTLY THE EXERCISE VIDEOS AND BOOKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE BOOKS AND VIDEOS NEEDED FOR MY LEARNING AND RESEARCH i'M IN THE PROCESS OF LEARNING TO EXERCISE PROPERLY WITH MY HUSBAND WHO NEEDS TO EXERCISE FOR HEALTH REASONS. tHE LIBRARY OFFERS A VARIETY OF BOOKS AND VIDEOS TO HELP ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP IN ANY AREA OF THEIR LIVES. THE LIBRARY OFFER TO OUR COMMUNITY VALUABLE FREE RESOURCES TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN'T AFFORD OTHER MEANS OF HELP.
Robyn from Kent, WA Covington, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm placing holds! have read so many books! I don't purchase many books, and I rarely buy a book without first checking it out at the library.
Patty from Bellevue, WA Bellevue Regional Library - King County Bellevue WA Undefined: I'm Patty know about all the Yoga DVDs Unfortunately the screen has frozen on me a couple of times as I try to pick out a DVD I can use while rehabing from knee surgery.
barbara from nine mile falls, WA Nine Mile Falls, WA, USA Research and homework: I'm researching for my business idea. have internet access right now.
bhaj from kirkland, WA kirkland Research and homework: I'm me be reading as many books on my delcared subjects of interest I work with families teaching them to stay connected by building legacies that start today and last for generations. This is a niche industry and very segragated and under the radar. The research I have been doing has assisted me in bringing information together, researching assoicated subjects to make me more informed and confirming what I believe to be best practices. The icing on the cake has been to be introduced to those I did not know exist who bring value to this industry.
Gretchen from Lake Forest Park, WA King County Library System, Shoreline branch, WA Books and reading: I'm reserving books and films that I heard about elsewhere. be able to afford books that I read once and films. The role libraries played earlier in my life is different than it is now. Earlier, I went to libraries to browse and discover. Libraries were my favorite places. Now, I only reserve and pick up books I heard about catch-as-catch-can elsewhere because a big, serious collection to browse in is no longer a characteristic of our local system.
Ann from Bellevue, WA Bellevue Public libray, Bellevue WA Books and reading: I'm checking to see if I have any overdue books be able to learn spanish on my own, or use a subscription database, or read as many books.
Debra from North Las Vegas, NV Alexander Library North Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm trying to renew an audio book that says I have downloaded it too many times that I just got yesterday forget about it I am in constant pain and with my eyes going with age and my neck pain only letting me read a chapter or two the audio books free me to work around the house, yard, drive and shop helping with getting my mind on something else. It does give me great mental and physcial relief and I can do it all from home most of the time.
Leslie from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I was surprised to find so many (but still not enough) DVD's and CD's. Also, I am tired of wasting my money buying books and DVDs that were not as good as I had hoped. Now I borrow first, and if I love the author, I will buy my own copies. I have been able to sample so many more authors, performers, musicians. Most CDs only have a few songs I really like. be reading as many books, listening to as much music, checking out old DVDs I have been able to save a great deal of money, about 60%, by not buying authors that weren't as good as their publicity. When I find an author I like, if the library doesn't have all of the books in a series, I will order the missing volumes, read them, and perhaps donate them to the library so the next person can enjoy. I am able to read the hardcover within a few months of publishing, then order the paperback the next year if I collect them.
Steve from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Other: I'm Steve be able to print out items and check out magazines.
Peggy from Issauqah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking holds. Listen to books on CD. I would not enjoy my commute. Road rage is not an issue for me. I enjoy my commute while I lisen to books on CD.
Chris from Issaquah, WA Issaquah, WA, USA and Sammamish, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm using the library for research (like Consumer Reports), and checking out various media (movies and cds). be able to view the latest movies or listen to the newest music trends. Just because finances don't allow me to splurge on extras does not mean I still have to go without. That is because the library allows me to still enjoy current movies and listen to the latest music trends. Thank you for that.
Tyler from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas @ Windmill (N), Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out a book i reserved online. be checking out a book
Ana from Rancho Cordova, CA Rancho Cordova, CA, USA Space: I use the library practically every day of the week for reading and using their resources. Not only for that, but I also go to see what new activities they have posted on their bulletin. Sometimes I go with my brother and we bring along with us our lap top and take turns using it. There are other people who use their library to meet up with their friends or make new ones who have the same interest as others. be able to read the books that I like so much. My biggest passion are books and always have been since I was a child. Being able to go to the library and know that I can check out as many books as I can carry is something that I enjoy. Going to the library and checking out what new tyles are available always make my day. I love being able to immerse myself in a book and get lost in the adventure that's been displayed right before my eyes. Everytinatime I turn a page my imagination grows. I get to identify myself with characters and learn new valuable lessons that I can apply to my daily life.
Monica from Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library Summerlin NV Books and reading: I have accessed my library account to check on progress of availability on the books I have previously requested. be able to afford to buy the latest books written by my favorite authors I access my library account on a regular basis to check on the progress of the books that I have requested. I am a senior on a fixed income and cannot afford the newest books by my favorite authors. I may have to wait awhile, but the Library in every city I have lived is fabulous about processing the wait lists for books. My favorite pasttime is to read and relax.
Michelle from Las Vegas, NV Spring Valley Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm using the library to find and check out books for summer reading. Be able to read as much as I'd like. For me, the library is an enjoyable escape. I can check out so many books that help me with homework, and for reading for fun. I'm a total bookworm, so it's nice to know I can read an unlimited amount of books for free because of the library.
Anne from Burien, WA Burien, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking on due dates for books checked out. I will be searching for titles being presented at an upcoming cultural conference. be learning as much, reading as much, checking on activities to participate in. I am third generation library user for the Burien area. I also visit several others, but this one is closest. I love it and use it often.
Julie from Winston-Salem, NC Winston-Salem Books and reading: I'm looking for more books by Jon Kabat-Zinn read/hear nearly as many books as I do I read/listen to 3-4 books a week, and could never afford to buy them all!
josephine from sudbury, MA goodnow in sudbury, ma Undefined: I'm new member
Emma from Las vegas, NV Rainbow Library Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm look for books to read Read as many books as I do.
Netanis from Las Vegas, NV W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking for what needs to be returned, and just looking around. ever use my tv, we don't have cable or anything so we get a lot of movies from the library. Both for education and entertainment. We are a homeschooled family so we use the library for education, and entertainment. Both in book, and movie forms. We go to the library at least twice a week, sometimes more. we love the ability to request items from all over through the website.
Terry from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas/Clark County Library District Books and reading: I'm about to download my next book to my ereader! Didn't think I could give up physical 'books', but it's so convenient. have enough money to buy all the books I want to read. I've moved a lot. My first stop in a new place is the library to get my new library card. My daughters go to the library with their children now. We are all readers and thinkers. That's a good thing!!
nanette from kirkland, WA bothell wa Books and reading: I'm renewing books
Frank from Framingham, MA framingham publice library, Framingham MA Research and homework: I'm research complete my college education easily I still love reading, and as long as the library continue to provide book for all levels I will be able to function
Sven from Revere, MA Revere, MA Research and homework: I'm looking for books on programming
Helen from Pittsburgh, PA Upper St Clair, PA, USA Work or finding work: I'm working here have the friends I do Libraries have always provided reading and information for me, a place to study in college - where I met my husband - but recently people I have met at the library have changed my life in very significant ways.
Bao from Las Vegas, NV Clark, Nevada, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking out more DVD's, CD's and Audio books. Thanks to audio books, I've gotten through more books than I had ever thought was possible due to my busy schedule, I was never able to find the time to sit down and read a book before. have enjoyed as many movies and audio books Due to the challenging economy in Las Vegas, my husand has not found a job in months and thanks to our libraries' wonderful movie selections, we've continued to enjoy the entertainment including DVD's and CD's. We've been able to save hundreds of dollars by using our library cards.
Terri from Redmond, WA King County Library System, Redmond, WA Books and reading: My son has been interested in the Thirty-Nine Clues series. I have been trying to encourage healthy reading habits for him, and when he asked about a certain title, I went to the library website, put it on hold, and we will go there together to pick it up when it's ready. I love it! be reading nearly as much as I do. Same for my son When I hear about great books from friends, I make a note, and as soon as I'm at my computer, I look it up online, place a hold, and wait for that wonderful email that says it's ready. I love browsing the shelves at the library, but there isn't the selection that you can find on the library catalog website. The library is one of our family's favorite places. We are there at least once a week. In the past, I have considered even becoming a librarian, as I treasure what a resource it is for our communities. I just wish they had longer hours!
Anonymous from Sammamish, WA King County LIbrary System, Fall City, WA Books and reading: I'm putting new and upcoming books on hold. Wish there were ebooks for the titles. be putting books on hold Libraries allow access to a wide diversity of books for the cost of paying real estate taxes. Make better use of taxes than schools.
Jonathan from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I either read books or watch movies be able to watch movies and read books for free
Tracy from Kirkland, WA Kirkland, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm requesting books online read anything other than on the internet
Lillian from Lake Forest Park, WA King County Library System, Lake Forest Park, WA Books and reading: I'm looking to see if my holds are in have access to all sorts of books and databases I've used for school, university, and to inform my daily life
Blaire from Las Vegas, NV W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm browsing for my next read. have the opportunity to explore new writers The library is fantastic. I especially like the ability to access it online, otherwise I might not visit nearly as often.
Gretchen from Seatac, WA Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA, USA Socializing and networking: im just wasting time till my computer time on the catalog computer, then im going to use the library computer for school work and social networking sites Be able to get on the internet or get As :O The library is my homework zone, my catch up on the book my friends are talking about zone, and my personal selection of books that suit my interests zone.
Tracy from Edmonds, WA Richmond Beach, Shoreline, WA 98177, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a puget sound naval history book Be able to read as much or do as much research. The library is the center of our community. I stop there on the way to and from my mother's house.
Colleen from Burien, WA Burien Books and reading: I'm placing a hold on a book. be able to read as many books, especially new books. I am in a book club and I mostly get books from the library rather than buying them, would not be able to buy all the books. I use the library for travel books also.
Floyd from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Other: I'm checking the status of a book I requested online a while back. I think the libraries are a very important part of our overall fabric. I would hope that everyone has access to a library. I have used them fact-gathering, job searches, vacation planning, and, of course, for personal entertainment.
Angela from Tukwila, WA Tukwila, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm enjoying my day off -using the computer and checking out books have access to the computer or such a large selection of books (for free!) I have always enjoyed reading and the library. It offers more resources than any other place I know of and it's all free. The librarians I have experienced have been helpfull, friendly and always available.
Katie from Columbus, OH Columbus, OH, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out ebooks!
Betty from Bellevue, WA King Country Library System Books and reading: I'm Looking for a copy of Scott Neilsen's "A Season with Eagles" but don't find it and so will request it. Read as much, learn as much I depend on the library for my reading material and for research in topic that interest me. I also use audio books and DVD books and movies.
Lee from Shoreline, WA Shoreline, WA Books and reading: I'm entertaining myself and my wife, and printing things out at the library computers. be nearly as happy with my life My wife and I live on disability, and we both suffer from severe anxiety and depression. The library makes it possible for us to enjoy books and movies we wouldn't be able to afford on our own.
Anthony from Federal Way, WA Woodmont Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA Books and reading: I'm online searching for a book I saw review on Goodreads. follow up on my interest in this book
bruno from kortrijk Publike Openbare Bibliotheek Kortrijk, Leiestraat 30, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgi Other: De bib maakt het verschil !
Diane from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library website to check and see if any of the books I reserved are in. I'm also going there today to return some books that are due and look for more. know if cookbooks I'm interested in buying are worth the money. I check them out from the library first, try some recipes and then decide whether or not to buy the cookbook. My best friend lives in Plymouth England and we share a love of reading. She will often recommend a British author whom I've never heard of, but I an usually find the books on the library website and order them. Being able to read the same books as my friend keeps our friendship fresh.
Sharon from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Programs and classes: I'm happy to live in a city which still has a great library system even in troubled economic times. I've looked at Kindles, but nothing is like a REAL book!! Try new books that I might not read if I had to buy them. I also belong to the Book Club that meets in the Summerlin Library. Book Clubs are great because they introduce you to titles and authors you might not otherwise choose.
Ashanti from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Music, movies and games: I'm using the library for reference material for my new book :) I also check out dvd's and use the printers. Have access to research materials :( Access to books, films and music. A free place to spend the day. Especially a Saturday afternoon.
Susan from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking on holds I have to see where I am in the queue. be able to enjoy all the books and other media as freely as I do now Ever since the library has provided the online item reservation services, I'm able to acquire the books, movies, music and other items with little to no hassle on my part. I absolutely love that I receive an email when my items are ready to pickup. It's just such an incredibly valuable service. The library is more user-friendly now than it ever has been in the past. I've been using my local library (Clark County Library) since I moved here to Las Vegas in 1973. My children have been going to the same library, with me, since they were old enough to walk. I don't know what we'd do without our library system.
Brian from Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands Ranch, CO, USA Research and homework: I'm learning how to write a novel. Be as avid a reader or see as wide a variety of films. Thanks to the library, I can "experiment" with film and book genres that I would not normally pay to see or read. My wife and I can watch "art" films or foreign films and just enjoy them (or not) without wasting money.
Lisa from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm all about helping the library. read as much During my childhood summers my grandmother would take me to the library at least once a week and let me choose as many books as I liked for the week. She helped me understand Shakespeare when I was 10, and indulged my love of science with books on black holes and stars. The library was my favorite place growing up.
kelly from las vegas, NV W Centennial Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: We love our library! We go at least once a week and check out books, audio books, movies,and cd's. We request and renew online, as well. not get to read nearly so many books! I wouldn't be able to buy as many books as I read from the library. I am a huge reader and love that I can access so many choices.
LaJuana from University Place, WA University Place, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm checking out movies with the kids. be able to help my daughters make their AR goals and become better readers. The library helps us save money, time and space because it helps us get away from the house and enjoy quiet time while we learn. The library also provides opportunity for kids to get away from the television.
Nichole from Racine, WI Racine, WI, USA Undefined: I'm getting some court papers
Maria from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library. Las Vegas, NV. Books and reading: I'm a staying home mom.. be able to read all those great books. To me the library is just more than a building, i go there to read and forget about everything else.
Laurel from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Kids: I'm looking up what activities are available for my toddler- story times, etc.
Kate from Revere, MA Revere Public Library; Revere, Massachusetts Work or finding work: I'm using a computer to help me look for a job on craigs list; fill out an on line job application; shop for a laptop to use at home(the library has a 180 min. max use per day); and print coupons. It's also good to stay cool on a 90F day! be able to access audio books; or discounts to museums Because I'm an artist; by listening to audio books ; I can keep focused on art work
Aaron from Sammamish, WA KCLS Issaquah, WA Other: I'm checking on my holds and checked out items online. read nearly as much. We go to the library every week in person with our daughter and pick out new books for everyone. And an occasional movie for the weekend.
Marco from Seattle, WA White Center, WA, USA Music, movies and games: I'm reasearching info on why the president should make sure all schools have anti-gay bullying in schools to prevent teen suicides. Also im looking for consequences about this. be able to finish my school work.
Shyanne from winder, GA Winder, GA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out an awsome book and sighning up for the events and fun activites that they have planned over the summer have great books or have fun activites i have always loved the libary all of my life i grew up reading every summer i would ask my mom to go to the libary so i could read more books.
Laurie from Las Vegas, NV West Charleston Branch, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm reserving a book on CD. i listen to books on my ways to work and home in the car. I find it to be less stessful than music. read
Marcie from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA, Las Vegas Clark County Library District Books and reading: I'm renewing a book online. be able to read new bestsellers, indulge in videos, and have access to nonfiction books to improve my knowledge. I have been a loyal library patron since I was a child. Finances have often been tight, but the library is always there with great books, videos and music. Love my library.
Miss Lauren from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: I'm utilizing the library today by furthering my knowledge on history as well as photography, aviation, and space. I am also making use of it by using guides and study material for school. In addition, the library is serving one of my main purposes-exploring the magnificence of the world and the mind. have completed that darned research paper or procrastinated on that darned research paper by stumbling upon steampunk and romance. Imagine the coupling of an adventurous soul and empty pockets. The mere thought is absurd, yet here I am, stuck with both! Luckily, though, there is a remedy for this sort of condition. Thank goodness! Sunrise Library, my own little savior tucked safely away in the suburbs, has helped and continues to help me learn of the world, its history and the workings of the humans encompassed within. Whether I am searching the ruins of Machu Picchu for a mysterious stolen artifact, treading dangerous Nile waters in search of a lost, literally and proverbially, flame, or simply enjoying the Scottish countryside with the ghosts of a certain castle, Sunrise Library has taken me on the adventures of a lifetime! I've learned about the magic in our hearts, the do-it-yourself/fix-it-all/everything-you-need-to-know lifestyle, and the tales of the world-fact and myth. It has changed so much more within my mind and heart, however, in the form of humility and unreserved joy by way of volunteer service. From my homework to my escapism and even my overabundant curiosity, the library has offered quite the exchange for the simple company of my person.
Barbara N. from Woodgate, NY Woodgate, NY 13494, USA Woodgate Free Library Books and reading: I use the library mainly for books and audiobooks, but very occasionally for dvd's, and I enjoy some of the library events. I usually get books I want using interlibrary loan. be able to read as many of the books I read
Brenda from Samnamish, WA Sammamish, WA Books and reading: I'm here with my children getting books for them to read read as much or read to my chldren as much Libraries open up a whole world of books to my family. My older daughter reads at least 5 or 6 chapter books each week. My younger daughter checks out a stack of picture books. I am certain we would not buy her that amount of books even though reading is very important to us. We have read so many books both fiction and non-fiction that have enriched our lives.
abram from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA rainbow library Music, movies and games: I'm reading novels and listening to music have access to nearly as much music As a musician, I love to study and listen to numerous forms and genres of music. The library allows me to access almost any artist or album that I can think of (not quite all, but most) so that I can constantly immerse myself into various styles and forms of music to satiate any musical desire I have.
Kelly from Janesville, WI Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, WI, USA Books and reading: I take my children to enjoy the kid's play/puzzle area and to check out lots and lots of great children's books for us to read together. I also check out books and audiobooks for myself. My teen son checks out books to read. (We're a big reading family!) I also take advantage of their online Overdrive system for audiobooks and ebooks for my Nook. Every once in a while, we rent children's or family movies, too. I've tried the story time for my younger kids, but one of them won't sit long enough right now, so that's on hold until she's a little older. ;) be able to support my huge reading habit! :)
Christy from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Other: My sons (ages 11 Save much money! I read about 50 books last year and each of my two sons did the same. At about $10/Kindle book, that's almost a house payment. Our community's library is an amazing source and I regularly praise Thomas Jefferson for ensuring they exist in our country.
Sassy from Oroville, CA Oroville, CA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out the library catalog from home read nearly as much nor watch as many movies as i do
Valerie from Omaha, NE Council Bluffs, IA, USA Books and reading: I love to visit the library to pick up print books and audio books I have requested online. get to enjoy audio books while commuting.
edith from maple valley, WA Maple Valley, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm reading books, magazines, watching DVD's, listening to CD's, and purchasing used books read nearly as many books as I do, nor would my family. I have always been an avid reader of books but being able to check out books from a library makes it all the more possible. Even though I love to go to book stores and have spent my share of money purchasing books, I would not be able to afford the amount that I check out from the library. The library provides an atmosphere that no other place can and that is the sense of wonder and excitement at what one will discover from reading a new book.
Shelley from Sammamsih, WA Sammamish, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm ordering books Read as much as I do
Erika from Las Vegas, NV Whitney Library in Las Vegas, NV USA Books and reading: I'm selecting and downloading ebooks and audio books. I also search for and request books and DVDs for my classroom. Read as many books or explore new(to me) authors. When I go to the library I inevitably meet several of my students, former students or other teachers from my school. So it is a community experience.
Kelly from Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Library in Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: The library is my lifeline to reading the best books, checking out great CD's and movies on DVD. I am even learning a foreign language at no cost through the librarie's interactive learning site. It's so very wonderful that all of these things and more are at my fingertips with our phenomenal library. I especially love to promote our library when asked at work where to go to get the most out of what Clark County has to offer. be able to enjoy life to the fullest ! The library is a necessary and tremendously useful tool for anyone looking to better themselves in all respects. Sunrise has the best staff and is the very best library in Clark County too.
Jeanne from Lithia, FL Bloomingdale,in Brandon FL, USA Books and reading: I'm donating and buying books in the used book sale room. have inexpensive ways to buy books. We are new residents of FL and I'm really excited about the free classes and programs they offer at Bloomingdale Public Library. I have joined the Friends of the Library and will soon be trained to help out in the used book sale room.
Vanessa from Seattle, WA Renton, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm checking out a book I have on hold. be able to continue reading
Kalah from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV USA Books and reading: As a homeschooling mother of two elementary-school boys, our library is an integral part of our curriculum and learning. First and foremost, it is a learning tool. Our library opens up a world of knowledge. I also enjoy fiction and as a family we watch movies and play computer games. We would be lost without our library! have the joy of reading books for pleasure as I can't afford to buy books. Books are expensive. I read, for pleasure, two to three books a week. There is no way I could afford to keep myself in books! With two growing, learning boys to homeschool, I couldn't possibly buy all the books I would need to teach them they way I like.
annette from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm looking up CD's and list of book titles be able to read, rent cds or dvds
T M from Boulder CIty, NV Boulder City Library, Boulder City Nevada Other: I'm borrowing books and dvds and have in the past borrowed audiobooks have access to as many dvds from other countries
molly from springfield, MA Agawam, MA, USA Research and homework: I'm researching the subject of tornadoes find resource needed
Rita from Las Vegas, NV W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, USA Undefined: I'm having problems with my Sony reader and an checking to see if I can download another book from the library. read half as much I am 76 years old and have a problem getting to the Library as often as I would like, downloading books is terrific. I do usually have to request books and wait for them. unfortunately they is almost always a waiting list, but it is really a great thing for me.
yvonne from san antonio, TX San Antonio, TX, USA Books and reading: searching for the latest young adult science fiction books. have so many wonderful books available to me. the cost of buying a new book is so expensive. the library allows for me to read the books i want for a free fee.
susan from carrollton, TX Carrollton, TX, USA Books and reading: I'm managing my books on line. have nearly as much disposible income! I'd spend it all on books! Saved my money
Nancy from Newton, MA Newton, MA, USA Books and reading: I'm returning two books and taking out two more! read as many books... I have always loved to read and "read my way" through the children's room of my hometown library...
shawn from fort smith, MT Hardin, Mt 59034, USA Books and reading: I'm using the library to obtain books have as much sanity! Libraries open my world because I browse in them and find things - books, magazines, newspapers, movies - that I otherwise never would. I have a quiet place to be pensive.
Sue from Marquette, MI Peter White Public Library, Marquette, MI Programs and classes: I'm gonig to the library after work to check out some books about crows - a sudden interest of mnie. I also like to look at their resources of what programs, classes, lectures and events are coming up. easily find out about all of the wonderful things going on in our community. Our library is a crucial hub of our community. The Community Room is used for classes, meetings, trainings and presentations. Many art and culture projects take place in their large workspace. When there is any kind of local event going on, the information is available at the library on their tables and racks of pamphlets, fliers and brochures. The atmosphere of our beautiful library makes people want to stay, and to come often.
Andrea from Las Vegas, NV SUnrise Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm searching for books, then place a hold on them to save time when I visit the library. Have free access to popular books. My family and I love reading so we visit the library frequently. I also feel it gives my children an opportunity to learn about things that are not covered in class or their school library.
Elizabeth from Chicago, IL Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL Books and reading: I'm picking up two books, one a novel, one a pattern book. have acces to very many books. I could never afford to buy the anywhere close to the number of books I read because of the library.
Paula from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm looking up on the status of my reserved books list. have convenient access to the books I wish to read.
Chanelle from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Hills Library, Las Vegas NV Other: I work at a retirement community and this weekend our residents are taking a trip to Paris! Since we can't actually visit this beautiful city, we're bringing the city to them. I'm using the library for DVDs and books that will let our residents experience all Paris has to offer. be able to bring so many resources to our senior residents.
Kim from University Place, WA University Place, WA Books and reading: I'm reading be able to read all the books I want to read
Cheryl from Russellville, KY Logan County Public Library, Russellville, KY Work or finding work: I'm looking for a job. be able to use the Internet.
Pat from Orange, MA Athol, MA, USA Other: I'm searching their hours-I need to borrow their projector for an in house training in our office.
Coffee from Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas - Clark Country Library District, West Sahara branch, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm reserving a book. read as extensively as I do, over as many subjects and genres. I'd be stuck watching TV, because my reading speed would break the budget. Thank goodness for library systems around the world. I am addicted to books and reading, and the library is one way I can get my fix and still pay my bills. I'll happily pay lending fines, or best seller rental fees, or contribute a dollar or three on my tax return, as long as my libraries continue to be the wellspring of books, media, art exhibits, and community gatherings.
DIANA from LAS VEGAS, NV Sunrise, LAS VEGAS, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm checking for what new books will be available to borrow BE ABLE TO READ AS MANY NEW BOOKS AS THEY COME OUT
Anthony from Federal Way, WA Woodmont Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA Books and reading: I'm online, checking for holds. feel nearly as connected with the thinking world.
Carole from Las Vegas, NV Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA Music, movies and games: I'm Checking the status of books and DVD's I've requested and also the due dates on DVD's I've checked out Have access to the number and range of overseas books and DVD sets of British detective stories I love British series like Midsomer Murders: Luther: Morse: Lewis: Kavanagh QC and many others which would cost a lot to purchase. Since I now have a disability being able to request items online and then pick them up is invaluable as I am no longer able to 'brouse' in person
Raymond from las vegas, NV Rainbow Library Las Vegas, NV. Music, movies and games: I'm reading more Read more, listen to music, watch DVDs
Celeste from Las Vegas, NV Whitney, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking up fiction books that I might like to read. read as much as I do now. I have many books in my house, but most are either adult books or children books. By going to the library every week, I am able to get books that I might actually read. This is good because I love reading.
Renee from Sturtevant, WI Racine Public Library Raine WI Other: I'm checking e-mails and getting more books. reading and locating information would be hampered. It's a place where you can come and get reading materials, use the computer and get individual help from the workers.
Linda from Lake Odessa, MI Lake Odessa, MI 48849, USA Books and reading: I read mostly history, memiors and literary fiction. I have an extensive home library TBR. I rely on my local public library mostly for current fiction. Be able to read as many good new books.
Emily from Las Vegas, NV Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV Other: I am currently homeschooling my two children. We are at the library on a regular basis to rent books and media. Theses items greatly add to our homeschool studies. ...be able to provide even half of the learning materials, especially media, for our homeschool. Each visit to the library results in a stack of books and DVDs, usually about science or history. The library has allowed us to learn about topics in various forms that we otherwise would not have been able to afford. It is great to study a subject in a textboo, and then take it a step further, by watching a documentary on the subject or a movie set in that time period. We also enjoy renting historical fiction/living history books to expand the kids knowledge of what we are learning. We are not in the position to purchase each of these items; therefore, our learning experience would be quite hindered without the library.
Sandy from Coral Springs, FL Northwest Regional Library, Coral Springs, FL Books and reading: I'm reading e-books. be able to access free e-books, free dvds and free music cds I am currently on bedrest due to an illness and I use the library's resources to borrow dvds of tv shows I would like to catch up on, CDs of artists I have always been interested in and downloading ebooks to my reader.
Kay from Renton, WA Fairwood, WA 98058, USA Books and reading: I'm checking My List, putting a book on hold
Jolynn from Las Vegas, NV Centennial Library, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm going to renew checked out books and see if there is a particular book available. read as much as I do. The library is a wonderful resource center. When I was incapacitated due to a knee injury, the books I was able to get from the library really kept my mind active. I was able to go online and request the books I wanted and my daughter just had to make quick stop to pick them up for me. I love our local library system. It is wonderful!!
Kim from Las Vegas, NV Sahara West, Las Vegas, NV Books and reading: I'm checking the progress of my status for books I have on hold. be able to read as many of the books that I have on my reading list. I read approximately 5 books per week. It would be quite costly to buy all the books that I am interested in. I do buy books by my favorite authors and I tend to put them on a "keeper" shelf. When it comes to trying a new author I prefer borrowing from the library instead of paying. Also, I use the library as a "go to" for books by authors that I enjoy but have no desire to add to my collection. While I am fortunate to be able to purchase books when I want, there are many who may not be able to afford that luxury. I believe that the library is an invaluable resource for people who don't have the disposable income for books, cds, dvds...
Susan from Las Vegas, NV Enterprise or Windmill, Las Vegas, Nevada Books and reading: I'm using the library online today to check if a book I requested is ready and it is. being reading as much as I do, through my husband and the library over the last couple of years I have re-discovered how much I enjoy reading murder mysteries. I have always enjoyed reading, and growing up in Brooklyn, New York the library was walking distance. In Las Vegas, that really wasn't the case. My husband, a special education teacher, would make time to drive to the library after work or the weekends. Once the library district went online it was even easier to obtain books, you could have them waiting for you. About five years ago my husband and I started working at the same school, however the past two years since we moved further away we drive more together. So I was along for the ride. I started reading J.A. Jance, Sue Grafton and James Patterson. Reading was a way of escaping the stress of our daily lives, especially when you are dealing with a parent just diagnosed with dementia. I have also varied my reading, because the books were readily avaiable, I just finished Dick Van Dyke's memoir, it was a joy to read
Debra from Russullville, KY logan county ky Work or finding work: I'm job searching I love the library Libraries are important to communities for their programs and information.
Whitney from Trappe, PA Lower Providence Community Library, Oaks, PA 19403 Books and reading: I'm reserving books from other libraries in the county that I'll be able to pick up at my local library at a later time. be able to read as many books as I do, nor would my dauther.
Teresa from Snoqualmie, WA snoqualmie library, snoqualmie, wa Books and reading: I'm putting a hold on a book.
Jennifer from North Las Vegas, NV N Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: Today I'm using my library to check out eaudio to download to my iPod for listening in the car during my drive to and from work, as well as borrowing ebooks to load to my EReader. have access to all kinds of media that keep me entertained. I use my local library to borrow books, audiobooks, movies, television series, music, and even emedia! Through library loans with participating libraries, more and more media is available to me! The library has a wonderful selection of fiction, but there's also a great selection of non-fiction on subjects that interest me, such as religion, alternative energy, and independent living! The audiobooks I borrow keep my drive to and from work enjoyable, even if I am stuck in traffic. The movies I borrow make an inexpensive and fun night-in possible with my family. And the books I borrow, whether hardcopies or for my ebooks, keep my mind exercising.
Louis from Las Vegas, NV W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm retired be reading as much
Patty from Castle Rock, CO Castle Rock, CO, USA Music, movies and games: I'm trying to renew materials that are due today. Unfortunately I can't find how to do it. It used to be so easy. I'm running out of time and am very frustrated by the silliness of the "upgrades". How about some user friendlisness along with the new color and glitz? have access to so many good books, DVD's and books on tape. Very important. My family includes two primary school age children. We all use the library often and borrow a lot.
Sunny from North Bend, WA North Bend, WA, USA Books and reading: I am looking through the catalog for books to put on hold. I would spend a small fortune in books and magazines if I had to buy them. Thanks to the King County (WA) library system, I can easily access the books and magazines I enjoy reading! Be able to read as many books and magazines as I do! I am there almost daily! The library is almost a sacred place to me. As a child, it provided sanctuary from a very hellish home. I still lose myself in books. If I had not developed my love of reading at an early age, I probably would not have survived my childhood.
Terri from Henderson, NV Enterprise Library, Enterprise, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for books to read for pleasure and find selections for my book club. be able to listen and read such a wide selection of books. I reserve books as well as use them online. Whenever I go to my local library I am amazed at how many people use the library on a daily basis, it is almost as busy as an Apple Store. I worry that government funding will be cut off and so many people on a budget will be cut off from this pleasure. I love my local libraries and hope they will be able to evolve as a community resource offering a place for people to meet besides the shopping mall.
Piko from Mukilteo, WA Shoreline, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for a book to check out. read as much as I do now. I 76% of the books I read are from the library, so my reading would be significantly trim down since I do not have the money to buy all of those books.
nothankyou from las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA Books and reading: I'm downloading free music enjoy life!! Main source for DVDs, books
m from shoreline, WA Washington, USA Books and reading: I'm online to see if there is anything new on the KCLS website. have access to many books, magazines, DVDs, CDs for free. Nor would I be regularly enjoying the company of other readers and book lovers. I am active in supporting my library. Our Friends group supports reading for children and teens. We have a sign: Strong libraries make strong communities.
Molly from Henderson, NV Clark County Library Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV 89119 Books and reading: I'm a teacher in a high-risk area and I check out books and audiobooks, up to 50 at a time, for my students who do not feel comfortable accessing the public library. have thousands of reading options for my students My students come from a low socio-economic area and English is not their first language, so with audiobook, ipods, and books, I've helped them love reading. Audiobooks take out decoding and focus on comprehension.
nicole from north las vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm looking for ebooks to read on my nook color. get to read ebooks and listen to audio books. I'm thankful that I don't have to go to the library to check books out.
Jane from Kent, WA Kent, WA, USA Books and reading: I'm putting a book on hold read as much I do not have money to spend on books and reading is my hobby that takes me away from a fairly intense career - and then sends me back in to it.
Ofelia from Las Vegas, NV W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, USA Books and reading: I'm a big fan of public libraries - where else can you find such a wealth of information and entertainment free of charge, 7 days a week and such wonderful people always ready to help you not be able to afford all the wonderful books and movies and music and everything else that is available free of charge to all the patrons Ever since I remember , I have been going to the local library branch for a new book, a movie of just to hang around and see what is new. While my son and his generation will first search Google for the answers, I think they are missing the personal touch and the connections that can be so easily forged while searching for the perfect book, sharing ideas and comments on the last book of your favorite author or waiting to get your hands on the next bestseller everyone is talking about. Books are expensive and many people would not be able to afford them if not for the local branches of our loved public libarries
Abbie from Port Orchard, WA King, Washington, USA Books and reading: I use the library's online tools first: search the catalog for books I hear about, get downloadable e-books and audiobooks (yay!!), put books on hold. I also look up events I might go to--