The public library. It is so awesome it’s almost unbelievable. I won’t spend much time selling you on the reasons to visit a library. If you’re anything like me, you’re already well versed. If you’re not anything like me, you’re probably not reading my blog! I’ll just tell you my all-time favorite library feature: holds.
If you are a card-carrying member of the Arlington system, you can put something like 75 books on hold at once. Then they magically come from libraries throughout the system right to the library most convenient to you. I like to put bestselling books, DVDs, popular nonfiction, etc. on my list – books that aren’t available now. And then when they come available, it is like a present. You never know when they’re coming, but they are! Here’s George at Central – the biggest library in the Arlington system.