An avid reader, my Barnes & Noble card has been burned up every year. This year, I started using my local library to reduce my cash outlays.
Not having used a library in years, I discovered my library has a couple of great services:
1. Free audiobooks online and on disk;
2. Internet Reservations - even if a book hasn't been purchased yet, I can put it on my list. When it becomes available, they send me an e-mail.
3. The computerized system can search most public libraries in the state. If my library doesn't have it, they can order it from other cities.
I am happy to find my taxes are going to something useful.