Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our new library

All of us like to go to the library and find new books to read. For the last 25+ years, our local library has been 15 or so miles from our house. It's not very far but once you add in all the traffic lights and stop takes a bit of time to get there. Plus the frustration of the traffic. We would only make it there a couple times a year.

For the past year or so  they have been building a new library in the NW section of town. Our section of town. This new library opened a week ago and is only 2.5 miles from our house. WOOHOO!! We've been there twice already. I thought our other library was big but this one is huge and gorgeous. They have something for everyone. Plus, all the books are brand spankin' new. I've always loved being the first to open a new book. I'm so gentle with them that they stay that way for the next person too.

This library has a movie  section that is bigger than some of our movie rental places. It looks like they have something for everyone. Lots of TV series from what I saw. There is also a little coffee center over in the teen section. The teen section also has 2 Guitar Hero spots. They will be having tournaments for the teens later on. This library also has twice the computers that the other one has. That is a big improvement since the computers are always occupied at the old library. You would have to book an appointment to go on the computer at the old branch.

They also have this machine that you can hook your iPod to and download books to listen too. You get the book for a couple weeks and then it automatically deletes. When I have some time I will browse their selection and find something good to listen to while I am at work. 

Anywho...I brought home a big stack of craft books of course. Plus, a couple to read.

I have been wanting to hand piece a quilt for a bit now. This book has been an interesting read. It takes you step by step through the process starting with the very basics. This is the first time I have actually erad a craft book. I usually just look at the pictures.

My daughter has been trying to get me to read the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson for awhile now. I finally gave in and grabbed the first two of the series. They are about this group of kids who were experimented on when they were babies. The scientists added some bird DNA to them and now they have wings and can fly. The kids escaped from their laboratory "school" and are running from their captors.

These books are very easy to read. James Patterson has a nice smooth way of writing. That's why I was able to read both books in less than a week. I had to put the next two books on hold. I will be picking them up tomorrow. I have to keep them put up until after Christmas though otherwise I won't finish the last of the gifts.

I also read book 3 of the 39 Clues series. This is geared towards the preteen crowd but I enjoy it as an easy read too. It is about an extended family that has to find and follow the 39 clues to become a powerful person in history. The author wrote it to help kids get more interested in learning history. Each book takes you to a different country where you learn bits of history. It is actually an interesting read. any good books lately?  I'm always looking for something new to read.


Barb said...

Your new library looks awesome!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh there is nothing like the smell of a new book.
I just read "the Help" Two thumbs up!!

Eyes and Teeth said...

I go to this Library, and it is one of the best I have ever been in.
The selection is incredible and the staff is so nice.