I have fallen head over heels in love. With my local public library.
It's the same library I went to when I was in middle and high school. (I was totally the kid who said I would never live in my hometown after graduation and now work ten minutes from the area I grew up in. And I love it.) But, the library ended up being so much better than what I remembered.
I've always loved to read. I went back to my old stomping grounds early last week on a lunch break. I was feeling a lot of guilt about how much I was spending on books. It was getting pretty bad for my budget.
I walked in expecting the same building I knew a decade ago. Not only did the building get a facelift (including a drive-thru return window), but I can put holds on books from my phone, (I may have abused this privilege and picked up almost 40 books... in a week, eek! With great power guys...) borrow classic DVDs (The Philadelphia Story kicked off my Katharine Hepburn marathon this past weekend), and even get access to audio books. It's kind of amazing.
If you haven't checked out your local public library lately, it's worth the trip! At a minimum, at least visit their website!